From the age of eight, David L Haigh was enthralled by the growth of plants and the magical powers of the soil in which they grew. He knew he was born to dig.
Presenting his memoirs, Born to Dig: A Gardener’s Chronicle takes the reader from a small northern village to college in Essex and practical training in the plant lover’s haven of Kew Gardens. Prior to early retirement David was a senior lecturer in horticulture at a rural university campus. In semi-retirement he hosted garden holidays, wrote weekly gardening articles and tended his two allotments.
An easy journey, with plenty of humorous episodes sown in, such as an alcohol-fuelled sighting of a UFO, and heartwarming moments galore, Born to Dig is a must read for those who enjoy the quiet pleasure of reading a book in a well-tended garden.