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14/01/2017

Garden Writing

View larger image of 'Seeds of Wisdom'Bourne, Val -  Seeds of Wisdom
Based on her weekly column in “The Telegraph” this is a collection of hints and tips from head gardeners of some of the best British gardens. 2003 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 207 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Back to the Garden'Buchan, Ursula -  Back to the Garden
A further anthology of this well respected garden writer’s articles published mainly in The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
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Buchan, Ursula -  An Anthology of Garden Writing
Starts by giving biographies of the 5 authors whose work is included in the book – Robinson, Jekyll, Bowles, Farrer and Sackville-West and then organises the extracts by 11 groupings from Plant Hunting through type of plants to Gardening Philosophy. 1986 10 x 7 ½ 191 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden'Chatto -  Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden
The story of this well known plantperson’s experience of making a garden to withstand drought in the UK, well illustrated with colour photos. 192 pages 2000 10 x 8
 
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View larger image of 'Dear Friend & Gardener'Chatto & Lloyd -  Dear Friend & Gardener
The two renowned gardeners and writers share and exchange their views on a wide range of horticultural matters in an exchange of letters. 8 x 5 ½ 1998 Frances Lincoln 256 pages
 
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Chatto, Beth -  Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook
Distilled from her diaries, this is a month by month account of her successes and sometimes disappointments with her garden. 1988
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1997 American Printing, , New
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Comments: 2004 printing 7 ¾ x 5 372 pages,  (RRP £8.99), New
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Chatto, Beth -  The Dry Garden
Based on her own experiences in her well known garden this book gives many ideas of how to adapt to either a dry garden or perhaps increasingly dry summers. 237 pages 7 ¾ x 5 1998 second edition
 
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View larger image of 'Rhapsody in green - The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols'Dicks - ed -  Rhapsody in green - The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols
A selection of passages from all the garden related books by the author whose writings have had quite a revival in recent times. 2009 7 ½ x 5 ½ 135 pages
 
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Comments: , Slight wear to the dust wrapper (RRP £9.99), New
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View larger image of 'Some Branch against the Sky'Dutton, Geoffrey -  Some Branch against the Sky
Sub titled “The Practice and Principles of Marginal Gardening” the book recounts the authors experience of developing a garden on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Written in a very easy and attractive style. 1997 9 ½ x 6 ½ 191 pages
 
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Elliott -  More Papers from the Potting Shed
Sub titled “A New Collection of Unpredictable Essays on Gardens, Gardeners and Garden History” this is the third book from this well regarded garden writer. 2006 9 x 5 ½ 192 pages
 
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Elliott, Charles -  The Potting Shed Papers
A second very wide ranging set of essays on gardening, plants and associated topics by an American who lives and gardens in the UK. 2002. 8 x 5 ½ 192 pages
 
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Comments: Some wear to thje dust jacket (RRP £14.99), Second hand book – please see important information
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Fish -  A Flower for Every Day
A classic of it time which is still full of sound advice and ideas. 172 pages. 1964 9 x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: A 2000 reprint of the classic from this renowned gardener and writer, and incorporates an update on plant names by Graham Rice. 172 pages.,  (RRP £12.99), New
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Fish -  An All The Year Garden
A reprint of Margery Fish’s 1958 original, with an update on plant names 128 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos. 2001 Batsford 9 x 6 ¼
 
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View larger image of 'Ground Cover Plants'Fish, Margery -  Ground Cover Plants
Anoher of her classic books. 1964 144 pages Batsford 9 x 6 ¼
 
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Comments: 2002 reprint with 16 pages of colour photos,  (RRP £12.99), New
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Comments: 1970 printing with B&W photos, Second hand book – please see important information
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Fish, Margery -  Carefree Gardening
This is Margery’s views on how to remove much of the effort in the upkeep of a garden, and spend more time designing it! 1966 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 150 pages
 
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Comments: Second impression 1972, , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'We Made a Garden'Fish, Margery -  We Made a Garden
A reprint of Margery Fish’s classic first book, first published in 1958, telling how their garden in Somerset was developed and her approach to her style. Includes an update on plant names by Graham Rose. 128 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos. 2001 Batsford 9 x 6 ¼
 
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View larger image of 'Dear Christo'Garrett & Alexander -  Dear Christo
An appreciation of the well known gardener by a very wide range of people, including Chatto, Pavord, Dillon, Titchmarsh, pearson and a whole host of others. Illustrated with colour photos. 2010 9 ¼ x 7 ½ 208 pages
 
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Hamilton, Tony -  A Year at Barnsdale
Written by Geoff’s twin brother, this tells of the development of the gardens after Geoff’s untimely death in to one open for the public to carry on his legacy, and what goes on through the year to make it the attractive and enjoyable place it is these days run by Geoff’s son Nick. 2002 10 ¼ x 8 192 pages
 
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Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Jekyll -  Home and Garden
Chronicles the development by this noted writer and gardener of Munstead Wood which was designed by Lutyens. 16 colour illustrations. 1984 reprint of 1900 original. 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 374 pages
 
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Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Jekyll, Gertrude -  The Gardening Companion
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View larger image of 'Hugh Johnson in the Garden'Johnson, Hugh -  Hugh Johnson in the Garden
A selection of the authors writings under the nom de plume “Tradescant” from the RHS “The Garden” magazine over the years 1993 – 2008. 2009 8 x 5 ¼ 288 pages
 
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Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
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Lancaster -  Garden Plants for Connoiseurs
Few in the horticulture world have had such a wide ranging career, both in the trade in the UK and visits to find plants in little explored habitats, so who better than the author to recommend what he see as the exceptional plants available today? Covers all types of plants with helpful and interesting information and colour photos. 1987. 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 192 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Sticky Wicket'Lewis, Pam -  Sticky Wicket
Sub titled “Gardening in Tune with Nature”, this is her account of her charmingly named garden in Dorset, and tells what she has learnt in its development to get the best environment for wild life illustrated with many colour photos. 2005 9 ¼ x 7 208 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Garden Open Tomorrow'Nichols, Beverley -  Garden Open Tomorrow
2002 facsimile reproduction of the 1968 original which was his final garden related title written in his well known whimsical and humorous style. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 275 pages
 
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Nichols, Beverley -  A Village in a Valley
A modern reprint of the author’s 1934 third part of his Allways trilogy, a light-hearted classic about the development of his garden in Huntingdonshire, along with all the human aspects that related to it. Forward by Bryan Connon, Nichols biographer put the book in to context of its time and place. 2005 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 295 pages
 
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Nichols, Beverley -  Green Grows the City
The account of the development of his garden in the London suburbs. 1939 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 290 pages
 
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Comments: 2006 printing,  (RRP £17.99), New
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Nichols, Beverley -  A Thatched Roof
This 2005 facsimile reproduction of the 1933 original second book in his "Allways Trilogy", with facsimile reproductions of Rex Whistler's original graceful illustrations and a new foreword by Roy C. Dicks. Nichols' humorous ruminations on life in the countryside, as always, are refreshing. The typical Nichols gardening anecdotes and familiar characters are there, as well as the author's beloved dog, Whoops, an inveterate spy with a habit of leaping to conclusions.. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 300 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Nichols, Beverley -  Laughter on the Stairs
1998 facsimile reproduction of the 1953 original with an introduction by Roy Dicks. In this, the second volume of the Merry Hall trilogy, Nichols is less concerned with his garden and more with his house, but the story does include the memorable characters Our Rose, the ditzy floral designer, and the cantankerous gardener Oldfield.. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 260 pages
 
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Phillips & Land -  The 3000 mile Garden
The two authors shares their views and experiences of opposite sides of the Atlantic and totally differing environments make a fascinating read. 1992 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 218 pages
 
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Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Raimes, James -  An Englishman's Garden in America
Sub titled “From Old York to New York” this is the authors account of his experience and success (and failures) as he has developed his garden, and his relationship with it. 2006 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 239 pages
 
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Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
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View larger image of 'In Your Garden Again'Sackville-West, Vita -  In Your Garden Again
A 1998 reprint of the original which contains selections of her writings from 1951 to 1953, with the addition of 9 colour plates by Frederick Smith from a 1937 publication. 1955 8 x 5 ½ 171 pages
 
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Sackville-West, Vita -  More for your garden
A 2004 reprint of the original which contains selections of her writings from 1953 to 1955. 1958 8 x 5 ½ 199 pages
 
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Sackville-West, Vita -  In Your Garden
A 2004 reprint of the original which contains selections of her writings from 1946 to 1950. 1951 8 x 5 ½ 237 pages
 
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Scott-James & Lancaster -  The Pleasure Garden
A light-hearted look at the history of gardening since Roman times, first published in 1977 from this husband and wife team. 9 x 6 ½ 128 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1979 Penguin edition, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Scott-James, Anne -  Down to Earth
Originally published in 1971,in this updated edition the well known author gives her views on plants, gardens and gardening based on her own garden and visiting others. 2004 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 191 pages
 
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Strong, Roy -  Garden Party
A collection of articles on gardening etc by this well known personality. 224 pages 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 2000 Frances Lincoln
 
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View larger image of 'The Garden through the Year'Thomas, Graham Stuart -  The Garden through the Year
Written in his 90’s this is one of the last books this most accomplished of Gardeners and Authors, and is a distillation of his knowledge and experience gained over a lifetime. Well written and illustrated with many colour photos 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 2002 302 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Recollections of Great Gardeners'Thomas, Graham Stuart -  Recollections of Great Gardeners
This was his last book, and in it he recollects the 60 gardeners and gardens that most influenced his work. 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 256 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Perennial Garden Plants'Thomas, Graham Stuart -  Perennial Garden Plants
The final version of this classic from a stalwart of the Horticultural World. Third edition 1990 10 x 6 463 pages plus 72 pages of B&W & colour illustrations.
 
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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden and its Plants'Thomas, Graham Stuart -  The Rock Garden and its Plants
Covers all aspects from Grotto to Alpine house, well illustrated with many B&W and a number of colour plates. Another classic from this renowned horticulturalist. 1989 10 ¾ x 8 266 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Countrywoman's Notes'Verey, Rosemary -  A Countrywoman's Notes
A reprint of selected and edited articles first published in Country Life between 1979 and 1987. 1989 7 ¾ x 5 ½ 119 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Frances Lincoln miniature edition reprint of the Gryffon Publications limited edition,  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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