The Gift of a Garden

The Gift of a Garden

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By (author) Alice Taylor

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  • Publisher: Brandon
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 218mm x 24mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1847175813
  • ISBN 13: 9781847175816
  • Sales rank: 94,664

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A book of wisdom and life. Welcome to Alice Taylor's garden: 'Just inside the gate, hand-painted on a rickety piece of timber, is a little sign: Miracles only grow where you plant them. I saw it in a garden centre and could not resist it. This garden is full of my lack of resistance. I have no in-depth gardening knowledge and I work on impulse. 'My gardening expertise, acquired through trial and error, is nurtured by the unbelievable pleasure that I have discovered in simply digging the earth. Where does that satisfaction come from? Maybe buried deep in each of us is the secret need to cultivate the soil. Digging the earth breathes life back into us.' A reflective and uplifting account by Alice Taylor of her love of nature and gardening.

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will provide restful reflection for many -- Sunday Independent uplifting ... beautiful -- Property Scene Magazine the joy of gardening unearthed by Alice -- Evening Echo warm and human ... easy, friendly and charming -- saga.co.uk a book that's destined to blossom -- Vale Star reflective and uplifting -- Mallow Star reading Alice is like being pushed in the small of the back off a rock into a deep warm pool ... she gives one the exhilaration of being in the presence of a real writer and her skill is so accomplished that it appears effortless -- The Western People a wonderful easy read, one that would make a delightful Christmas present -- The Western People definitely one to read with a cup of tea in your own garden -- The English Garden poetical, beautifully descriptive ... delightful read -- Country Gardener Magazine very readable -- The Irish Garden Magazine Each sentence seems like a story that you never want to end. I will not even try to explain her acquisition of a huge, heavy statue of St. Stephen or a roof garden. Best for the author to describe Innishannon's conversion to tree landscaping. This book will reveal Taylor's sheer joy of gardening, her detailed local knowledge and expertise, and her storytelling abilities. Entertaining and insightful, Taylor will provide much food for thought while revealing the beauties of her part of the world -- Current Books on Gardening and Botany

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‘This is a book about the comfort and sustenance that can be got from gardening and from the earth, about the wonderful pleasures and fulfilment that I get from my garden.’ Alice Taylor Alice’s garden is her refuge, her solace. In this book, she invites you into this special place. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, it was for many years a kind of wilderness, until Alice finally managed to get around to transforming it. She introduces you to the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered – everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller. Alice’s creativity is seen everywhere in her garden. It is a wonderful, magical space, full of surprises, where her warm personality infuses every flower, bush, tree, and surface.  About To School Through the Fields: ‘Ireland’s Laurie Lee’ The Observer  Alice Taylor is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including the classic To School Through the Fields and her latest bestseller And Time Stood Still.