Respected plantsman and horticultural author Graham Rice is now writing a regular blog for Mr Fothergill's. Entitled Plant Talk with Graham Rice, log on at www.mr-fothergills.co.uk and click on the 'Plant Talk' button to read his opinions and recommendations. The blog is published every Friday. He will be writing on a wide range of plants and not just those offered by Mr Fothergill's, the company says.
Graham Rice is the author of more than 20 books, including the Encyclopaedia of Perennials, which was published in 2007 in association with the Royal Horticultural Society. It won the Garden Writers' Guild Laurent-Perrier Award for Reference Book of the Year. Graham is also the winner of five other writing awards.
He has written for a range of newspapers and magazines and judged for many years at the Chelsea Flower Show. Graham was trained in horticulture and botany at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The company's joint managing director John Fothergill said "We are delighted to have a plantsman and communicator of Graham's quality contributing to our website, where our customers can draw on his knowledge and experience of ornamental plants".