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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a worthwhile investment so long after publication., 3 Dec. 2007
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This review is from: The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers (Hardcover)
Having already got hold of "Grow your own cut flowers" by the same author, I agonised for a long time about whether to buy this as well. Although there is some repetition, there is also a lot of different material. There are more arrangements and techniques in this book than in the later "Grow your own...", more detail on floristry equipment, and more information about more plants, which are organised by time of year and colour in this book, rather than by bulb/perennial/annual/half hardy annual, etc.

Although the styling of some of the photos is perhaps a little dated, the arrangements still look fresh and modern, and could be adapted if you want something a little less prescriptive. My only real complaint is that you would need a very extensive garden to grow as much as she suggests you would require for the really impressive arrangements (highly invasive, pond-liner wrecking bulrushes? Really?), which would not be practical for most people.

However, this book is very much a step up in volume of flowers and scale of arrangements from "How to Grow Your Own Cut Flowers". If you are after larger scale and more variety, this is definitely a worthwhile buy.

(If you want to see more pages, search for it on google books - more are available than on "Search Inside" here.)
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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This excellent book is a pleasure to read and to look at., 11 Jan. 2000
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This review is from: The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers (Hardcover)
I bought this book originally as a resource for planning my own wedding flowers. That was a year ago now, and ever since that time I have been able to dip in and out of it for information, inspiration and pure pleasure. Sarah Raven gives an overview of how to create a cutting garden from scratch, her book drawing on her own experience of her beautiful cutting garden in Sussex. She also has useful chapters on flower arranging through the seasons. Everything has a distinctive modern/romantic edge to it. The photography throughout is fantastic. Photographs not only illustrate different types and shapes of flower arrangements but also accompany a glossary of Sarah's own favourite range of flowers for cutting. This book can be recommended for anyone who has a love of flowers, gardening or entertaining.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 6 Feb. 2011
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This is a fantastic, inspirational and practical book. Of all the books on the subject I think this is the best. Obviously not everyone can devote a space in their garden soley to growing cut flowers and few will be able to create something on the same scale as Sarah Raven, but for anyone who does want to create a cutting garden, this will be a great guide.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cutting Garden, 13 Oct. 2010
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What a wonderful book, full of all the right information especially if planning your garden to the maximum for filling your home with Flowers, will save you a fortune at the florist once established. Sarah.s books are presented beautifully a joy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 28 April 2012
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I bought this for my sister-in-law for her birthday. She is thinking about training as a florist and this book has given her much information about what flowers to grow and how to arrange them. It's packed full of all sorts of useful things. Great for anyone with an interest in flowers!I might buy one for myself too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cutting Garden, 3 Feb. 2012
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This book was ideal for advice and ideas.
This is my first year planning a growing cutting garden. Writing style was very readable and pictures wonderful.
Lots of good advice from starting to developing a mature cutting garden.
I look forward to vases full of home grown flowers later this year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The wife seems to Like it !, 3 Jan. 2012
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my wife and she was very pleased with it. I'm not really a gardener so I can't really comment on the content but it is a very nicely made book with good quality images inside.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't cut corners, 9 Nov. 2012
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This book has everything you need to plan the perfect cutting garden and provide you with year long fresh flowers for your home. Suggested plants for any colour scheme and suggestions for good foliage plants to add depth to displays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 10 Nov. 2013
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Simple and well laid out book for someone wanting to set up their own cut flowers, well defined sections that get you to where you want to be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2014
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Excellent condition, excellent book.
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