The peoples’ gardener.

Everyone needs to have a role model.

Jim Buttress is a fine example in the world of gardening.

From humble beginnings he worked his way up to a high position in the Royal Parks and eventually  to the RHS.

I met him when I was a student with Britain in Bloom.

In his own words” He loves people”.

He also loves gardening , football and other sports.

I attended an afternoon talk at Lowdham book festival.

Jim held us “in the palm of his hand.”

Later, while signing my book, he managed to give me some cheering words.

Long may his friendly manner influence us all. !




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