- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (8 Nov. 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0563360178
- ISBN-13: 978-0563360179
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19.7 x 26 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Ornamental Kitchen Garden (BBC Gardeners' World) Hardcover – 8 Nov 1990
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Top Customer Reviews
He talks you through everything from garden history, design and practicalities to advice on cultivation and care of flowers, fruit and veg. Great practical projects (cold frames, pergolas, arbours etc) and wonderful month-by-month checklists. Also sections on different flowers, shrubs and veg which are tried, tested and decorative.
A must! Got me into BBC Gardener of the Year final anyhow!
Not surprisingly, given his wealth of knowledge, this book does eventually embrace the whole gardening experience but his simple, well-reasoned, common-sense approach to fruit and veg makes this a book I will keep referring back to. Whether discussing companion planting, how to ensure your veg plot looks as goods as the rest of the garden or just planning to have somewhere to sit and enjoy it all, this book is packed so full of information you will read it again and again. Plenty of how-to sections, pictures galore, a good index and Hamilton always explains why he recommends something, never just telling the reader it has to be this or that. Great communication.
What an ACE at his profession... I only briefly ever owned a garden and enjoyed for the one year I had it immensely. I learned a lot from this gardener and have to this day never found anyone as good.
I learned a lot from his teachings and his experience. The style in which the programme was offered too was unique, its not the same... too glossy and not as informative, its like the many Cookery programmes too much of the presenters face and not enough camera on the actual item or method, its assumed that everyone knows how to garden... well I'm sure folk who don't have a garden and rarely have the opportunity to do some small scale planting etc would prefer a simpler method on TV.
For anyone who hasn't a clue about gardening and is interested... I would recommend any or every single of Geoff's Books without even seeing one. Truly, you wont be disappointed.
Ive been scanning the web for a book on a programme he made on the BBC Gardeners World where he used Herbs and Vegetables to control pests, it consisted of some teams who tried to work out what would go with what what, using a natural way of controlling pests and encouraging good pests without using chemicals... what a fantastic programme that was, very useful indeed, just wish I could remember when it was made!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a gem! Highly recommended for anyone who would like a beautiful kitchen garden. Find myself reading it over and over.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent book and the second copy I've bought (the first one was lent to a friend and didn't return!). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sadly no longer with us Geoff was always so good at this I simply love this book.Published on 13 Sept. 2014 by Jan Riggers
I Love evrything Geoff Hamilton writes. Its packed full of good , down to earth information from the gardening guru.Published on 15 Dec. 2012 by Mrs. Susan Fink The Academy