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The global gardener: An interview with Jeremy Purseglove

Words: Simon Wicks

Jeremy Purseglove has spent a lifetime creating habitats that work for both people and nature. The environmentalist tells Simon Wicks how we urgently need to find a sustainable balance to pull the world back from the brink.

Everything starts with a garden. Nowadays, it’s a 17th century cottage garden within sight of Rutland Water nature reserve. Rich, lush and sensual in the summer heat, its thick ranks of poppies, globe thistles, dahlias and bergamot simmer with bees. A large red dragonfly darts purposefully above the recently dug pond while Jeremy Purseglove enthuses about how he has created much of this in ju.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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