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Margery Fish (1892–1969) by Valerie Finnis, 1960s © Valerie Finnis/National Portrait Gallery, London


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, ...


Hogg, Robert (1818–1897), nurseryman and author, was born at Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, on 20 April 1818, the son of Robert Hogg of Cheeklaw and Bogan Green, and his wife, Grace, née Wilson. His father was head of a firm of nurserymen in Coldstream...