100 Plants that Almost Changed the World
100 Plants that almost Changed the World
My new book is out now and just released onto amazon and into book stores.
From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies via Popeye’s spinach and the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, 100 Plants that Almost Changed the World takes us on a journey through history’s most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Accompanied by beautiful botanical illustrations, the book is a treasure trove of the bizarre and the amazing, highlighting our unquenched curiosity about the secrets of the plant kingdom that results occasionally in absurdity but sometimes in mind-boggling technological advances.
Ensuring that never again will a carrot on a dinner plate or a pineapple in a fruit bowl be viewed with indifference, 100 Plants that Almost Changed the World will be adored by anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, science or the folly of human nature.
Chelsea Flower Show 2013
Chelsea Flower Show 2013 - The Centenary
The Arthritis Research UK Garden
So much has happened during the 2.5 weeks of build; from uncovering vast mounts of concrete from previous displays at every excavation which required machinery in to break up and take away, to a company creating a bespoke feature going into liquidation 3 days before they are due on site and plants on order for 9 months that have not been delivered - its been a rollercoaster of emotions and yet our site has been calm, happy and productive. Our team has been absolutely fantastic and created a garden that we are all proud of and that will be unveiled in its entirety in just a few days time.
Please see our photos and backstory on our Chelsea Flower Show 2013 page