Rakes Progress is a magazine all about gardens, plants and flowers, launched by Tom Loxley and Victoria Gaiger almost for fun after deciding to tackle the jungle of nettles outside their back door and learn everything the hard way. It is not a magazine for gardening purists because in this semester we often get lost in (wonderful) digressions that only touch the central focus of gardening.
Dimensions: 21 x 27.5 cm
Number of pages: 228
In volume 14 of Rakesprogress we head to Somerset, travel to New York to photograph the trees on the streets of the city, discover how to bottle the essence of Scandinavia with rose growers and fragrance entrepreneurs Shaun and Lene Russell, listen to the extraordinary world underground of mushrooms and discover a modern twist in the art of Japanese Kusadama.
Featuring a stunning cover of Songs of Dada, the issue also features UK's leading landscape architect, Dan Pearson, joining the editors in a conversation to talk about the mentors who shaped his life as a gardener, the lessons he learned and of the way in which his garden unites past, present and future.
Also, writer Rebecca Solnit tells us the story of George Orwell's roses.
We also interview the marine biologist whose Netflix movie alerted the world to the horrors of ocean plastic pollution, and show the work of the Dutch documentary photographer using her grandmother's camera to capture stunning portraits of people and their houseplants.
In short, among these pages you will find everything you would expect from the original slow magazine on the art of gardens, plants and flowers and the perfect antidote to the crazy whirlwind of our digital lives.