Introduction Flowers and their Colours Flowers for their Size Flowers that Hop Around Flowers for Cutting The Perennial Prejudice Useful and Decorative Herbs The Micro-Meadow The Poppy Festival Climbers on Impulse For the Tropical Look As an Afterthought The Rest of the Kit When Raising Plants from Seed The Seed List
James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949 and educated at Magdalen College Oxford where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. He has worked as political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, foreign correspondent and columnist. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Oxford Professor of Poetry 1994-99. In 2007, Fenton was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.