Sarah Maguire is a gardener. She was trained at Ealing Council as an apprentice and passed her exams in horticulture.
She did a variety of jobs - only going to University when she was 27 and realising in her twenties that she was, in fact, a poet.
Her first volume Spilt Milk was published in 1991.
She has a new collection of her own out this week - The Florists at Midnight - and an anthology of poems by other people who were inspired by plants and flowers. Flora Poetica is The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse. She joins Jenni in the studio. Flora Poetica - An anthology of poems about flowers, trees and plants (Chatto and Windus, ISBN: 0701169222, £17.99). The Florist's at Midnight (Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 0224062131, £8.00).
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