The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways
"The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways" is a unique and fascinating collection of accumulated wisdom, old wives' tales and gardening proverbs. It contains generations of advice, both sound and questionable, from considering the seasons and wildlife in your garden, to growing better fruit, vegetables, herbs and trees. It is a tribute to the time-honored traditional gardening techniques that continue to gain favor as gardeners become ever-more organically minded. A captivating content, charming design, attractive format and a great price make this the ideal gift book for every gardener.
- 29 Jan 2009
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
Table of contents
Introduction; 1 The Joys of the Garden; 2 Fabulous Flowers; 3 Better Fruit and Tastier Vegetables; 4 Healthy Trees and Shrubs; 5 Fighting Pests, Weeds and Diseases; 6 Whatever the Weather; Index.
About Ruth Binney
Ruth Binney has been collecting old sayings, wisdom and traditional remedies for nearly 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of three other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorest.