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on 28 October 2011
I read this many years ago in paperback form, with black and white engravings from the original.

It is not really a how to do it gardening book but more of a 'sit by the potting shed in the autumn sunshine, and plan what you'll do when you have the time' kind of book... have a notebook by your side!

I find it incomprehensible that there are no other reviews of this... perhaps there are of older printings. Suffice to say 'buy it' for the text which reads like a Victorian diary full of hints and tips of the most useable kind.

It is a gem to be treasured!
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on 8 May 2017
It was a gift to an environmentalist friend, who is enjoying the book very much. ''A delightful book, interesting content and good photographs.
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on 7 April 2017
like it
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on 9 January 2013
It is difficult to believe that this book was written such a long time ago, forward looking and very reflective. Anyone who enjoys visiting other peoples gardens as well as reviewing their own will love it
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on 24 November 2013
You might think that a book written so long ago would be out of date. Not so. Some of the plant names may have changed but the book is still full of sage advice and useful information.
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on 12 December 2016
a wonderful book with great ideas for your garden
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on 29 July 2015
Turgid. Gardening books always struggle to be interesting unless they tell you how to grow or do something. This book does not do this but tries to philosophise on wild gardens....which is quite boring. I only brought the book because it was recommended on a gardening programme, but now regret buying it and trying to read it. Don't bother!
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on 11 March 2013
Interesting, well-produced and profusely illustrated. Unfortunately, the author's writing style can be painful to read: the use of "comprises of" should never be allowed and "envision" is an ugly and lazy Americanism. The correct verb is "envisage". An editor with a good understanding of the English language is needed if the book is to be reprinted.
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