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Fish [née Townshend], Margery (1892–1969), gardener and author, was born at 16 Eastbank, Stamford Hill, London, on 5 August 1892, the second of the four daughters of Ernest Townshend (d. 1926), City of London commercial traveller in tea, and his wife, ...

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Hibberd, (James) Shirley (1825–1890), journalist and writer on horticulture, was born in the parish of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, the son of a retired sea captain who had served under Nelson. He attended the Old Meeting House School, Stepney but, following the early death of his father (who had connections with the printing trade), he gave up his intention to have a career in medicine, and was apprenticed to a ...

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Lloyd, Christopher [Christo] (1921–2006), gardener and author, was born on 2 March 1921 at Great Dixter, Northiam, Sussex, the fifth son and sixth child of Nathaniel Lloyd (1867–1933), printer, architect, and architectural historian, and his wife, Daisy, née Field (1881–1972). His father had been a successful printer and in 1909 sold his share of ...

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Loudon, John Claudius (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer, was born on 8 April 1783 at Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, the eldest son of William Loudon (d. 1809), farmer, of Kerse Hall, Lothian, and his wife, Agnes, née Somers (d. 1831).

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Thrower, Percy John (1913–1988), broadcaster and writer on gardening, was born on 30 January 1913 in Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, the second child and second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Harry Thrower and his wife, Beatrice Dunnett. Just before ...