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Jim Cable

Freelance garden writer

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a Kew-trained gardener who has worked in horticulture for 23 years including as deputy head gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden and head gardener at Croxteth Hall walled garden, Liverpool. I have written a monthly gardening column for the Church Times for the past 8 years and regularly contributed to Guardian Weekend and The English Garden magazines. First and foremost a plantsman my own garden is a fusion of Mediterranean and cottage style planting in rural Staffordshire.


Garden Design Journal

Garden Design Journal
Abiding Love

A nurseryman's view of baptisias

Gardening Which?

Gardening Which?
A Lawn-free Garden

A rural Staffordshire garden that eschews grass

Financial Times

Financial Times
A tribute set in stones

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

Guardian Weekend

Garden News

The English Garden

The English Garden
Coming up Roses

Garden worthy members of the rose family

The English Garden
Labour of love

The Dorothy Clive Garden

Church Times

Church Times
Simply stems

A winter cutting garden

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