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Julie Kilpatrick is author of The Plant Listener. She is a lecturer in horticulture and garden design and has been editing and writing for online gardening magazine www.gardenzine.co.uk since it was first published in 2006. She blogs at www.theplantlistener.com.
Her gardening career began with a garden maintenance company before progressing to offering garden design and build services. She spent two years working with local authorities in Scotland as a home compost advisor, helping to encourage members of the public to compost at home in order to help reduce waste.
She currently lectures full time in the horticultural section of a Glasgow college, teaching a wide range of horticultural subjects. When she is not marking or preparing her classes, she is working on her second book, The Plant City, which covers soils and nutrition.
She lives on the west coast of Scotland where she gardens mainly in containers which she has to remove every winter when the tide comes into the garden!
She loves reading about, and meeting, interesting plants and is especially interested in plant intelligence.
Like most living things, plants are born, grow up, produce offspring, then die. They eat, breathe, drink, go to work, have sex. They make friends and enemies, communicate with one another and with other species. They are landlords, babysitters and story-tellers. Above all, they are survivors. As soon as we choose to grow them, they… [Read More]
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