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The Curious Gardener's Almanac: Centuries Of Practical Garden Wisdom (Hardback)
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The Curious Gardener's Almanac: Centuries Of Practical Garden Wisdom (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 02/10/2006
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The Curious Gardener's Almanac contains over 1000 entries of remarkable information about flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs, insects, birds, water, soil, tools, composts, climate, recipes, gardens and gardeners, myths, superstitions, biodynamics..In short it is a collection as profuse and variegated as gardening itself. Woven into this wealth of knowledge are famous quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, and words of rural wisdom. The spirit and focus of the Almanac is British but the wider picture is international as so much of our gardens originated from overseas. Dry or dull information has no place in the almanac and its presentation is as appealing as the content.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781903919903
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 21 mm


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"Packed full of recipes, sages, tips and histories, it is a perfect addition to any greenhouse collection... this book has the capacity to encourage, inform and inspire... A perfect present for the green-fingered" * The Ecologist *
"Crammed with weird facts and ephemera, time-honoured tips and old sayings... this charming book defies categorisation. It'll come in handy for the pub quiz, though" * Daily Mail *
"Collection of nuggets and ancient wisdom related to gardening" * The Sunday Times *
"The Curious Gardener's Almanac is a beautifully written and produced gem of a book. Just the right size to fit into the pocket of a raincoat it is full of helpful hints garnered over the ages" * Living North *
"This is a joyous book" * Nottingham Evening Post *

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“As a Birthday gift it was very acceptable”

I only glanced through the book myself as I bought it as a 65th Birthday gift for a friend who is a gardener. I thought it looked different. My friend was most impressed with my choice, an unusual and very interesting... More

Hardback edition
3rd March 2011
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“A great gift.”

This is the second one I have bought as a gift for a friend's Birthday. It was very much appreciated and I was told he liked it very much. A very good book.

Hardback edition
11th March 2012
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