Thursday, October 20, 2011

Charles Dowding

I emailed Charles Dowding to let him know that I used his book as a guide for setting up my new allotment and the community garden. He replied:

Hello Lorna

Many thanks for this, it is encouraging to hear you have done all that with just the book to help you! It makes all the writing worthwhile, to have feedback like this.
Funnily enough I am just doing a piece for Amateur Gardening on the virtues of no dig and the lead photo is something like in your piece:

best wishes

Look at the incredible salad beds on his homepage!

PS: I have just gone 'public' with my blog now that I have a little more time with my son starting school. So if you like what you see, please follow, share, get in touch if you like. Thanks!


  1. How very sweet he emailed you back. The photo of him in the garden is too fun!

    I enjoyed your photos of the bohemian garden wall and the children's artwork. Never seen those faces in the woods before and the logs in the deck. They all look so fun.

    Welcome to blogging and going public. Good luck with it!

    P.S. I had difficulty figuring out how to comment as the comment link is not showing up unless I click on the title.

  2. Thank you so much Tina. The Bohemia walled garden is really a magical secret garden.

    And thanks for the comments tip. I think I've fixed it now.

  3. Welcome to the world of blogging. I have learned so much by blogging and chatting with people all over the world.

    What a fun picture he sent you. I was thinking, Hum, I have never grown one of those in a garden before... LOL...

    Skeeter (In the garden with Tina)

  4. Thanks Skeeter, ha would be a bit alarming to discover a charles dowding in your beds.

  5. I bought his book as soon as it was available, I learnt so much - good common sense stuff, that I have already applied in my allotment garden.

  6. I meant fan, my 'f' key isn't working properly.


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