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Jim Cable

Freelance garden writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Jim Cable is a Kew-trained professional gardener and garden writer with a particular interest in Mediterranean plants. He has worked in horticulture for 25 years, including as an interior landscaper, community garden manager, deputy head gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden and head gardener at Croxteth Hall walled garden, Liverpool. His foray into writing began with a monthly column in the Church Times which ran for 10 years. He now contributes across the gardening press but primarily to The Financial Times, The English Garden and Garden Design Journal. Jim is first and foremost a plantsman. He is interested in how people's horticultural choices reflect their personalities and our emotional response to plants and flowers. His own garden errs on the wild side and exploits the urban microclimate of central Oxford.

Portfolio

Financial Times

Financial Times
06/29/2019
A tribute set in stones

A gravel garden designed by a colleague of Beth Chatto in her honour

The English Garden

The English Garden
12/31/2020
Poppy Love

A delve into the poppy family

The English Garden
11/01/2020
Sunny Side Up

Mona Abboud's exotic back garden

Garden Design Journal

Garden Design Journal
06/01/2020
Abiding Love

A nurseryman's view of baptisias

Gardening Which?

Gardening Which?
01/01/2020
A Lawn-free Garden

A rural Staffordshire garden that eschews grass

Guardian Weekend

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