Thoughtful Gardening is based on Robin Lane Fox's own
selection from his widely admired FT column, which he has rewritten
and amplified with new chapters to take readers on a highly
enjoyable journey through each season of the gardening year.
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).