The Well-Tempered Garden: A New Edition Of The Gardening Classic (Paperback)
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The Well-Tempered Garden: A New Edition Of The Gardening Classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 29/07/2014
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A timeless gardening classic by Christopher Lloyd, one of Britain's most highly respected plantsmen, updated for the 21st century. With a new foreword by Anna Pavord.

This is a classic work by a gardener who combines a passionate love of his subject with a critical intelligence and a good helping of wit. THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is packed with the sort of information keen gardeners crave - from planting, weeding and the pleasures of propagation to annuals, water lilies and vegetables. Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published, THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is as fresh, enlightening and necessary for gardeners in the 21st century as it was when it first appeared more than 40 years ago.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781780227825
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 511 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 29 mm

It is THE gardening classic, as essential to every gardener as a sharp pair of secateurs or a good spade
The most inspiring gardening book of the later twentieth century * Royal Horticultural Society *
Christo never played it safe when it came to plant combinations - sometimes disastrously; often joyously. A generous host, a stimulating friend, young in outlook, he was the most interesting plantsman I have ever known -- Alan Titchmarsh
Packed with ideas you would never have thought of: observations you wish you had discovered yourself -- Beth Chatto * Gardens Illustrated *
Christopher Lloyd's great classic, THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN, never disappoints me when I'm looking for inspiration ... Lloyd has a wonderful way of describing plants - I can't look at a rhododendron without calling to mind his description of the foliage as "lugubrious" * COUNTRY LIVING *
Packed with the sort of information gardeners crave - from planting and propagation to the pleasures of wild gardening in grass, and fruit and vegetable specialities. He writes with gusto, giving his opinions, his likes and dislikes firmly without worrying whether we agree or disagree with him * COUNTRY HOUSE AND HOME *
One of the definitive gardening books of the 20th century has been updated. When Christopher Lloyd, one of the UK's most respected plantsmen, wrote the book, he established himself as one of those rare breeds of garden writers who not only writes about plants, but writes what he feels and thinks about them too ... The book is far from "sanitised" - how refreshing! * WATER GARDENER *
If you want a chatty, opinionated and highly readable book, you can do no better than turn to Christopher Lloyd's classic, which is still in print after many years * WAITROSE WEEKEND *
The Well-Tempered Garden was an eye-opener when I first found it more than 30 years ago. Most of the other books around were technical, but here was a good read about the sort of gardening that I wanted to aspire to. Somehow, one knew it was the right way ... and there's nothing to match it for sound advice based on experience -- Penny Hobhouse
The Well-Tempered Garden is as useful and as enjoyable today as the day it was written -- Stephen Anderton

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“An excellent book for gardeners”

As a gardener there are rules to apply. When to prune, when to take cuttings etc. However, with Christopher Lloyd at your elbow, he will teach you when to break the rules and why. I found this book excellent. It gives... More

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“A delightful read”

For the more experienced gardener this is great advice. Or even for those who are not so skilled, this is a lovely read.
Excellent homework for those with the time and passion for gardening.

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“Great book for serious Gardeners’”

Bought this book for my Mum to help her through lockdown. It earned me valuable Brownie points. Mum is a serious, knowledgeable gardener and plants woman and she loved this book, would definitely recommend to all... More

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