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We Made a Garden

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This might have been first published in the fifties but the fact its still available is testimony to how good it is. The battle with horsetails will never end, the butterfly bush mostly feeds bugs, the escalonia requires a firm hand to prevent it taking over the world. As others have said before, this book reveals not just the story of making a garden but also a somewhat disturbing portrait of a seemingly unbalanced marriage. In winter, heating of sorts, came from unwilling-to-give-up-their-warmth night-storage heaters, open fires and a marvellous 1950s Rayburn solid fuel range. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

Almost twenty years later, in 1956, Walter’s wife looked back and chronicled what they did with their two acre plot in the classic gardening book We Made a Garden by Margery Fish. Sometimes in the summer my heart softens when I see its really pretty flat pink rosettes, but most of the time it is war. A good gardening book with plenty of handy tips, plant suggestions (some albeit a bit dated) and admissions of mistakes to let you avoid the same pitfalls! In this way, Margery Fish describes how her husband corrected her method of staking plants by mutilating her flowers, tying ropes around their stems so tightly "that they looked throttled" (31).But I didn't but it for that, I bought it because it's a beautiful, beautiful book and because I wanted inspiration for my allotment.

Margery clearly won the bulk of the battles even in the earlier years but it must have been much easier after his death. Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab . With the flowers (which her husband considered the least important part of the garden) dead, perhaps Margery would pay more attention to keeping the paths neat.Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.

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