I was looking at a few old issues of Gardens Illustrated and I was fascinated by these photos of British gardeners from the last century.
Serious gardeners not only clipped the hedge, they also looked flawless doing it. The ninety degree plus days have made me envious of an era that obviously didn’t involve too much sweating.
Lady Burley ready for hedge trimming close up
To tend the plot in turtleneck and tweed
Gardens Illustrated may not be the best magazine for informative how to, but it is great for inspiration and well researched garden history. I also look forward to the thorough garden book reviews.