the best light reading on the topic to reappear this year are still the collections of newspaper articles by Vita Sackville West ... They unite a literary turn with practical knowledge and a whimsical, inquiring mind and eye. I hope that no generation of new gardeners will grow up without reading such delights as her In Your Garden Again
. (Robin Lane Fox Financial Times
Seasonal, personal and ideas in spades (Country Life
About the Author
Vita Sackville-West is known as much for her creation of the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle with her husband Harold Nicolson as for her numerous novels, which include The Edwardians
and All Passion Spent
, her collections of poetry and her gardening articles. A central figure in the Bloomsbury group of artists and writers, she was the model for Virginia Woolf's Orlando
. She died in 1962.