If there is a heaven, then I hope it's an English garden, and that Geoff Hamilton is the head gardener, and loving every eternal second of it, forever and ever. And I hope the delightful George Flatt and Hannah Hutchinson and all the other wonderful interviewees are there, helping out.
What a loss he was and is to the art and craft of gardening; there simply has been nobody to eclipse him (sorry, Alan, sorry Monty). Supremely practical, organic, sensitive, skilled, and with an eye always to economy, he was, simply, the gardeners gardener. He makes it all seem so very, very obtainable.
How wonderful to have this marvellous boxed set of three of his best-loved series, 'The Ornamental Kitchen Garden ' 1990, 'Cottage Gardens',1995 and 'Paradise Gardens',1997 finally released in one boxed set. What a delight and a bargain, something I'm sure he would have approved of! ). Gardeners heaven indeed! I simply cannot recommend this boxed set enough, either for the experienced gardener or the romantic dreamer. Superb.