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A lavish production, but not as good as its predecessor
on 24 September 2016
I read The Laskett - the predecessor of this book - when it was published some years ago. It is a classic work of garden literature and as much the story of a marriage as of the making of a garden. My copy was a paperback (though I think it was subsequently republished in a more upmarket hardcover version), mostly text with a handful of smudgy black and white pictures. Remaking a Garden though, is an lavish book of colour photographs and not much text. I've got to the stage where I have to think again what to do with my own much more modest plot so Sir Roy Strong's experience and advice is useful. But I prefer The Laskett, which I have re-read from time to time and which I will keep revisiting.