Diary of a Modern Country Gardener

Tamsin Westhorpe author


Publisher:Orphans Publishing

Published:14th Feb '20


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Diary of a Modern Country Gardener cover

Country gardening may not always be glamorous, but it's always entertaining. This humorous and light-hearted guide to getting your hands dirty is the perfect gift for any gardener, whether they're about to embark on a life in the countryside, or just someone whose town garden is never tidy and wonders how the professionals do it.Secrets for every season, straight from the potting shed. Discover the pleasures and pitfalls of a year in the great outdoors at Stockton Bury Gardens, a four-acre open garden at the heart of a working farm. Tamsin Westhorpe's year-long diary of gardening is honest, funny and full of practical hints and tips for success - from how not to lose your trowel to how best to answer the perennial dilemma of the plant that needs 'well-drained soil and a sunny spot'. Packed with favourite seasonal plants, timely reminders for each month and entertaining tales of moving sheep, thwarting rabbits, and speaking at rural village halls, Tamsin's diary is a handy, practical companion that celebrates the British seasons in all their changeable glory - from someone who lives, breathes and eats country gardening.

"Punctuated by tips, tasks and techniques and peppered with outdoorsy insights, this book deserves a place on every gardener's bedside table" - Helen Yemm, Daily Telegraph; "As well as a diary of the garden, this book is a love letter to rural Herefordshire" - Constance Craig Smith, Daily Mail; "Diary of a Modern Country Gardeners was a welcome arrival this year. It’s a self-deprecating and practical account by the former editor of The English Garden magazine." - Anna Pavord, Sunday Times

ISBN: 9781903360422

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