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The Adventurous Gardener
     

The Adventurous Gardener

by Christopher Lloyd, Fergus Garrett (Introduction)
 

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In this gardening classic the forever adventurous Christopher Lloyd takes us on a tour through the garden, stopping to lecture here, to exhort there, to overturn the old and accepted when his experience prompts him. He ponders, suggests, explains, ruminates, always delighting the reader with the sharpness of his observations and the eloquence of his prose. For

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In this gardening classic the forever adventurous Christopher Lloyd takes us on a tour through the garden, stopping to lecture here, to exhort there, to overturn the old and accepted when his experience prompts him. He ponders, suggests, explains, ruminates, always delighting the reader with the sharpness of his observations and the eloquence of his prose. For Christopher Lloyd gardening is nothing if not fun, and he makes it equally enjoyable for his readers.

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*Few writers have lived and worked with plants more intimately, and few gardeners have created more lovely effects . . .' Lanning Roper, The Times

Christopher Lloyd takes us on a tour of the garden, stopping to lecture here, exhort there and to overturn the old and accepted when his experience prompts him. An entertaining book.

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This master English garden writer (The Well-tempered Garden) exhorts us to heed the credo declared in the forward: "The best gardening is experimental as well as ephemeral." Lloyd plants his philosophy around the themes of: taking care and taking more, mainly woody, seasons and situations, and people, plans and plants. Originally published by Random House. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711232440
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
783,486
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD OBE was among the best informed, liveliest, most worthwhile gardening writers of our time and the author of a host of classics. He spent years lovingly developing and refining his celebrated gardens at Great Dixter in Sussex. Throughout his career he was unparalleled in gardening journalism, writing for many publications from COUNTRY LIFE to the GUARDIAN. In 1979 the Royal Horticultural Society conferred on him its highest honour, the VICTORIA MEDAL OF HONOUR. He received the OBE for services to horticulture in 2000, and he died in 2006.Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, first worked at the Beth Chatto Gardens as a student, over twenty years ago, and has remained a close friend of Beth's ever since.

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