I HAVE just had the article by Graham Porter “Mothers’ Day is the ideal time to begin appreciating garden” (February 16) pointed out to me by a friend who found it on the internet.

I live in Portsmouth so have never had the pleasure of reading your newspaper. But I was very pleased to see that Graham had found the poem I wrote for my mother as a Christmas present one year as she is a very keen gardener. I wondered if Graham came across my work as even though I am a Southerner I do have a Yorkshire name.

Best wishes to all the staff and readers of your newspaper,

Mike Hoggarth