Robin Lane Fox - Thoughtful Gardening (2nd Hand Paperback)
Thoughtful Gardening is based on Robin Lane Fox's own selection from his widely admired FT column, which he has rewritten and amplified with new chapters to take readers on a highly enjoyable journey through each season of the gardening year. It draws on his lifetime of practical gardening, including his years as Garden Master of New College, Oxford, and contains many memories of fellow gardeners, from Christopher Lloyd to Nancy Lancaster.
The book is essential reading for anyone setting out on a new garden or taking stock of one. It takes a critical look at fashions of the moment and is full of advice, ranging from problems with badgers to how to take root-cuttings or choose flowering trees, as well as examples of gardens at home and abroad which Robin Lane Fox has visited over many years.
Thoughtful Gardening combines a principled view of the craft of gardening with dozens of new ideas for planting and visiting, and touching reminders of the power of literature and art to deepen what we see and realize in gardens of our own.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Home & Garden
- Published : 2013 (This Edition 2020 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780141045948
- SKU : B002552
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"For once, I agree with everybody ! This book is in the classic genre of the gardening essay, which almost invariably has more to offer the keen gardener, thoughtful or thoughtless, than the formulaic "how to do it" books. This genre shouldn't need illustrations - when it does, it's usually a failure - and this book doesn't need them either but it's none the worse for having a few . . . The most effective education is that which simultaneously entertains. You can't go wrong here."
"For many years Robin Lane Fox's articles about gardening did much to boost the sales of the financial Times on Saturday. His writing has been a welcome change from the faddish designer-celebrity garden correspondents who know all to little about the plants that they recommend. This book sums up his long career in gardening to date and would be a welcome present for both the experienced gardener and those who, like me are married to one and wish to find out what it is that attracts people to the garden." - Amazon Reviews.
Robin James Lane Fox FRSL is an English classicist, ancient historian, and gardening writer known for his works on Alexander the Great. Lane Fox is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford and Reader in Ancient History, University of Oxford.
Robin Lane Fox's weekly gardening column in the Financial Times began in 1970 and is the longest running in print today.
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