Sitting in the Shade

Gardening / Published in 2021

This is the third anthology of Trad’s Diary, cherry-picking the past ten years. The previous two covered the years 1975 to 2008. Alan Titchmarsh has said some kind things about Trad’ and others have said the short entries make for a good last-thing-at-night bedside book. Was it kind to call me, as one reader did, ‘Booze and Snooze’?


Hugh’s Gardening Books


Trees was first published in 1973 as The International Book of Trees, two years after The World Atlas of Wine….

Hugh’s Wine Books

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

I wrote my first Pocket Wine Book in 1977, was quite surprised to be asked to revise it in 1978,…

Friends of Trad

John Grimshaw’s Garden Diary