About the Author
Robin Lane Fox's weekly gardening column in the Financial Times
began in 1970 and is the longest running in print today. He has published two bestselling books on the subject, Better Gardening
(Penguin, 1982) and Variations on A Garden
(revised ed.,1986). He began his career in the great Botanical Garden in Munich and since 1979 has been Garden Master of the gardens at New College, Oxford where he is also Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History. He is the prize-winning author of many books on classical history, including most recently: Travelling Heroes: Greek and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer
(Allen Lane, 2009).