Joy Larkcom, Horticulturalist and writer on gardens
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Joy Larkcom has been growing vegetables for over forty years and is one of the world's leading experts in the field. As well as having built herself an enviable reputation as an author and gardener, she is also a well known journalist, lecturer and a radio and television broadcaster. Her books include Creative Vegetable Gardener, Oriental Vegetables, Salads for Small Gardens, The Organic Salad Garden and Grow Your Own Vegetables. Joy has won the Garden Writer of the Year award three times and in 1993 was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. In 2003 Joy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Garden Writers Guild.