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Tales from Titchmarsh
     

Tales from Titchmarsh

by Alan Titchmarsh
 

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The very best of Alan Titchmarsh's gardening writing, taken from his 20 years as a columnist with Gardeners' World magazine

 

Covering everything from his love of water features in gardens to the beauty of wildflower meadows to why we need to get children away from gizmos and back into gardens, this is the perfect bedside or gardenside

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The very best of Alan Titchmarsh's gardening writing, taken from his 20 years as a columnist with Gardeners' World magazine

 

Covering everything from his love of water features in gardens to the beauty of wildflower meadows to why we need to get children away from gizmos and back into gardens, this is the perfect bedside or gardenside anthology from a beloved gardener. His brilliant writings are, in turn, practical (Just how far back should we prune our roses?), opinionated (I always rail at people who go out on a Sunday afternoon to tidy their gardens. I mean, a garden is not a sock drawer.), cheeky (I have a theory that gardeners grow to look like their soil.), and wistful (You've got to be a bit of a dreamer to get the most out of your garden.). So lay down your trowel, sit back, and enjoy a bit of quintessential Titchmarsh.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the United States, British gardener Titchmarsh is best known as the host of the BBC import Ground Force, a garden makeover television program. In the U.K., he has appeared on countless gardening programs, including as the BBC host of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, and written dozens of books and articles on gardening. This new title collects many of his monthly columns from Gardeners’ World Magazine. There are familiar but funny tales of aspiration, frustration, and mystification in the garden. Titchmarsh’s friendly and intimate voice makes it a breezy read. There is not much new information, but those who already enjoy the broadcaster’s lighthearted mixture of horticultural advice and folksy good humor will find plenty of it. They will also discover his more thoughtful musings on life in and out of the garden. (Aug.)
From the Publisher

"Titchmarsh's friendly and intimate voice makes it a breezy read."  —Publishers Weekly

"Devoured cover-to-cover or dipped into casually, this rollicking collection of Titchmarsh's most vibrant columns is a true garden of reading delights."  —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444728842
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including The Gardener's YearHow to Be a Gardener, and The Royal Gardeners; the memoirs Knave of Spades and Trowel and Error; and the novels Love and Dr. Devon and Rosie. He has twice been named Gardening Writer of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild.

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