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Monthly Blether:
2002 Patrick Vickery

'Blether' is a Scottish word meaning a good chat (a good blether), often a long and lazy relaxed chat at that, and sometimes over a dram or two of whisky!

e-mail Patrick at: aldieburnplants@aol.com

Patrick Vickery lives in the Scottish Highlands with his wife, three children, two dogs, two goats and an assortment of smaller animals. They live in a two acre wood in a wonderful part of the world.

Patrick runs a small Garden Nursery (part-time), is a Garden Writer (part-time) with a particular interest in the humourous side of things (especially the things that go wrong!), and works part-time as a Special Needs Teacher.

Patrick's first gardening book  In Pursuit Of Perennial Profit - The Pot Of Gold At The Bottom Of The Garden. ISBN: 186163148 has recently been published. A 'how-to' book - a book that shows how to make your garden productive in a variety of ways, for both expert and gardening novice alike, at minimum cost and in an innovative and self-financing way, using a raised bed system of propagation, and concentrating primarily on hardy perennial plants that can be raised and grown outdoors without the aid of a polytunnel or greenhouse.

Available direct from the Publisher at: Capall Bann Publishing, UK; from bookshops; or from Amazon.co.uk via the Internet.

August 2005 - The Bugle Blether

February 2005 - The Cumbrian Blether

November 2004 - The Acer Maple Tree Blether

August 2004 - The Garden Blether II

MaY 2004 - The Geranium Blether

January 2004 - The Moon Blether

November 2003 - Garden Blether Bites

July 2003 - The Topiary Blether

May 2003 - The Critter Blether

April 2003 - The Bergenia Blether

March 2003 - The Heron Blether

February 2003 - The Copper Beech Blether

January 2003 - The Inanimate Object Blether

December 2002 - The Compost Blether

November 2002 - The Plant Blether

October 2002 - The Notable Quotable Blether

September 2002 - The Half-Man, Half-Garden Blether

August 2002 - Patrick is on holiday

July 2002 - A Slug Blether

June 2002 - The Goat Blether

May 2002 - A Surreal Garden Blether

April 2002 - A Hare Blether

March 2002 - A Tree Blether

February 2002 - A Tomato Blether