The Tattooed Gardener

Dennis Footman - Gardener & Author of The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden - KINDLE -

The Forgotten Garden - PAPERBACK -

Fantastic book!

“Lovely story, beautifully written – highly recommend.”


Kindle Edition, 30 September 2017

Lovely book, well writen

“A lovely story for young children to enjoy and feel part of Bracken’s adventure. Look forward to the next one.”

Miss T

Kindle Edition, 1 October 2017

Five Stars

“Great book, perfect for inquisitive little minds.”

Miss Danielle L Prigge

Kindle Edition, 13 November 2017

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Let the garden do the talking……

"Keep me true to the trees, faithful to the grasses, Let me not traduce the birds, betray the faith of the roses, nor hurt the heart of the daffodils... Keep me fit for stars and twilights, answering to the blue night-shadows. Set me free to be caressed of the...

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Silence of the Garden

"We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it." ~Albert...

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April, Spring, Summer and Wednesday

"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." ~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth April already and before you know it..... it will soon be Christmas (sorry). Although before then, we have the...

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The Shock Rock Garden

Vincent Furnier aka Alice Cooper was born on the 4th February 1948. Singer, song writer, actor and many say he is 'The Godfather of Shock Rock'. Famous for his elaborate and sometimes controversial live shows Alice Cooper has entertained millions of people over...

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The Box of Blight

Box blight is a disease of the Box plant which attacks the leaves and stems but leaves the roots alone.....which is awfully kind of it. It is a disease that thrives in wet damp conditions which makes it a perfect disease for this part of the world. Box Blight is...

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Brackens’ Corner

"In a quiet corner of a garden on the edge of a wood sits a round growth covered in moss at the base of an old Ash tree. For the few who visit this part of the garden, it is seen as just an unusual part of a tree but if you were to look more closely you would see...

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February’s finest

"On the wind in February Snowflakes float still, Half inclined to turn to rain, Nipping, dripping, chill." ~Christina Georgina Rossetti, "A Year's Windfalls," 1866 February, what a wonderful month it is. Of course, there will be a few of you that will disagree with...

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Under the log

The Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) is a hidden gem and is not a garden beauty that you will always see. On a crisp winters morning I was pruning apple trees with my mate Tom, when we decided that we needed to escape the wind that was blowing right across the...

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Trixie the dog (The Forgotten Garden)

Trixie the dog - from 'The Forgotten Garden'   "She is a funny scruffy little dog who always comes to say hello to Bracken, often knocking her over with a big sloppy kiss with her large rough tongue. When I say little, I actually mean little to me and you but to...

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Æftera Geola (After Yule)

It has been a horrible wet start to 2018 and being a gardener, this has been frustrating in more ways than one. So while the weather is putting pay to any pay, I thought I'd whack out a short picture post. Now if it had snowed more, I would be moaning less...

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A Christmas carol – the present day

As we all sit down to enjoy the Christmas festivities, many will be fearing the future, the present and also questioning their past. When I say all will be enjoying, there will of course be many that will not be able too because of factors outside out of there control...

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