It’s that time of year when we look both ways. Not left and right, like we’re crossing the road, but back and forward at the year just wound down, and ahead at the one coming into view. It’s a moment of reflection, and perhaps resolutions for our gardens and our lives.
I could think of no one I’d rather ponder that intersection with than Marc Hamer, a British writer and gardener whose work I greatly admire. Like many people, I came to know of English-born Marc Hamer in 2019 upon the publication of his first book, “How to Catch a Mole.”Marc has lived in Wales for more than 30 years, and worked at various things, including a long stint as a professional gardener that forms the backdrop of that first book, and of a more recent second one called “Seed to Dust.” His third book, called “Spring Rain,” is due early in 2023. I’m so pleased he’s here today from his home in Cardiff to mark the cusp of the years together.