Category Archives: Gardening

The Bronte heroine who hated bouquets

For this week’s Something Understood producer Lucy Dichmont was keen to explore the elaborate Victorian coded language of floral bouquets. Unexpectedly I found myself pulling out memories and stories that I’ve been carrying around for decades. I’ve also created a … Continue reading

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My secret Hollywood garden

This was written for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show magazine. Thanks to them for permission to post it here. Foreign correspondents don’t have a great reputation for gardening. What with a new OJ Simpson trial about to start, an imminent … Continue reading

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