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Gardening at Longmeadow [Kindle Edition]

Monty Don
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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How to create Monty Don's stunning Gardeners' World garden at Longmeadow – a must-read for anyone looking for fresh gardening ideas

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Monty Don made a triumphant return to our screens as presenter of Gardeners' World. A firm favourite with viewers, Monty's infectious enthusiasm for plants, attention to the finer details of gardening technique and easy charm have seen the ratings soar. Here Monty invites us into the garden at Longmeadow, to show us how he created this beautiful garden, and how we can do the same in our own.



Following the cycle of the seasons, Gardening at Longmeadow will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the electric summer displays of the Jewel Garden, the autumn harvest in the orchard, and on to a Christmas feast sourced from the vegetable gardens.



Describing the magic of each area at different times of the year, Monty will explain the basics of what to do when and how to get the most from each plant. He'll talk through the essential techniques and more complex processes, accompanied by easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography.



Longmeadow is a gardeners' garden, but this will be a book for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels who have been inspired by what they've seen, and who would like to achieve something similar for themselves.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13124 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (31 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080K3KYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning 26 Mar 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is a gorgeous book. I got this after reading a balanced review on a gardening blog I read by "wellywoman".
I especially loved the photography. Its also quite a thick book so you do feel that you are getting your moneys worth (especially at the price that Amazon are selling it at)
If you like Monty or if you like looking and reading about gardening this is a good book to keep going back to.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I was given this book as a birthday present because it is a family joke that most of my gardening 'wisdom' is prefaced by "Monty says..." so, yes, I'm a fan and maybe that's why I was disappointed by this book, a lot of it felt eerily familiar. In short there is very little in this book that isn't covered in more depth in 'The Complete Gardener' or 'The Ivington Diaries'. Even between chapters there is a lot of repetition, the passages on peas are a good example.
I realise that this is partly due to the format, in which each chapter is based around a month so that you can dip in and out but it still seems a case of poor editing and/or a way to pad out the book.
The writing is full of Monty's usual infectious enthusiasm as he waxes lyrical about the joys (and frustrations) of gardening and is full of useful bits of advice. I find his books a useful counterpoint to the more formal advice laid down in RHS manuals and reading his books always gives me new ideas (albeit scaled down - we don't all have the luxury of a couple of acres and ample funds).
However, if you want tips on how to garden buy 'The Complete Gardener' it's an excellent reference book. If you want to read about the development of Longmeadow, buy 'The Ivington Diaries' - an inspiring account of how the Dons created and maintain their garden. This book just feels like a chance to cash in on the recent Gardeners' World series and offers nothing new, bar a few references to the poor weather of 2011.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good For Vegetable Growers 17 April 2012
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I loved his narrative, his enthusiasm, especially for those who grow vegetables. I would recommend this book to any general gardener.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gardening with an expert 12 May 2012
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I am a great fan of BBC Gardeners World so it was a natural urge to request Monty Don's "Gardening at Longmeadow" as a birthday present. On the TV programme, he is so easy to listen to with simple and distinct instructions and information and these attributes are very much carried into the book as it is just like listening to his easy, natural presentation. For example in the book he has a section on snails which are the bane of my gardening life and he not only talks about snails in general but also describes the different kinds of snails and how their habits differ so making it necessary to see what kind of snails one is trying to deal with and so choose the correct "attack" which is not necessarily synonymous with killing. A good read and an excellent reference book for the shelf.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gardening at Longmeadow - Monty Don 19 Jun 2012
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I bought this for my wife - an avid gardener and "Gardener's World" addict - but found Monty's gentle, flowing style has inspired me to not only read it....but to start gardening. An excellent book.....his enthusiasm and love of gardening shines through! Highly recommended......
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gardening book 29 April 2012
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This book is extremely useful as regards what time of the year to plant vegetables, it is very easy reading and gives many, many useful tips.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and down-to-earth gardening advice 25 May 2012
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As a confirmed fan of Monty Don this latest book was a must-have. He is a practical gardener ( like the late Geoff Hamilton) and you know that what he says re gardening, planting,dealing with pests and other problems will work, because he has been there, done that and learned through his own experience. As he takes you through the gardening year, with lovely illustrations as a bonus, you cannot help but be enthused and want to get going in your own patch. Buy it, --it's worth every penny !!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gardening at Longmeadow by Monty Don 10 Dec 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... of our Son's Christmas present and he was really pleased with it
This was part of our Son's Christmas present and he was really pleased with it !
Published 13 hours ago by Mr R
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I am taking my time reading this in between fiction - thoroughly enjoying it
Published 21 days ago by Lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read, full of useful information and beautifully written
excellent read,full of useful information and beautifully written.
alway,s been a fan of monty,s and gardeners world.
thank,s monty!
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Good book from excellent, encouraging, gardener!
Published 3 months ago by JohnG
5.0 out of 5 stars I am only a quarter of the way through this ...
I am only a quarter of the way through this book, but I am finding it to be very readable and practical. I'm sure that I will gain much benefit from applying Monty's advice.
Published 4 months ago by Jennifer Ridall
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GREAT BOOK BY A GREAT MAN
Published 4 months ago by Barry M. Moore
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Monty Dons easy style gets across his love of his garden and useful basic information fro the reader
Published 4 months ago by MRS H F PARRY
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this book a lot very good how he explains ...
I like this book a lot very good how he explains different things I'm just a beginner in gardening but learned a lot from it already .
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Margaret Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated and informative
Bought as a gift for my husband who has recently become very interested in gardening after a lifetime of just mowing the lawn and he is absolutely delighted with the book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs E Worthington
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