Obituary: Chris Philip
Friday 13 February 1998
I was at the time a commercial daffodil breeder and grew all my stock a mile or two away from the garden. Not a single bulb or plant was dug up out of the garden before or at the time of the sale. We were delighted to hand over the garden to Chris and Denys, who were both obviously going to enjoy and develop it.
To suggest that we left it "a barren waste" is the opposite of the truth; once or twice Denys and Chris contacted us after they moved into Lakeside to say they were contemplating certain plantings and works in the garden and hoped my wife and I would not mind - a human and pleasing touch from two people who from our first meeting became our very good friends.
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