"Graham Payne has set out the ground rules for Mediterranean gardeners clearly and comprehensively. Here is the vast range of plants to consider growing, what they offer and what they demand. This is an eminently practical book." Hugh Johnson
After training in horticulture, Graham Payne followed a career as a gardener. He became Head Gardener of Downing College in Cambridge and then Head Gardener of Jesus College where he oversaw some twenty-seven acres of intensively managed gardens and sports grounds, as well as fifty other properties. He has now retired to southern Europe.