4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very interesting & good read,
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This review is from: We Made A Garden (Kindle Edition)
I bought this as I saw it recommended elsewhere. I wasn't sure what to expect but found it a really interesting read. I wondered if it would be a dull list of jobs and plants, but the story of how the garden is designed and restored, as well as Margery's relationship with her grumpy and intransigent husband, who is very insistent on things being done his way and sometimes sabotages Margery's efforts to do otherwise, give the book a structure and "characters" which make it quite a compelling read.
The details of the garden are also beautifully written, and, as another reviewer has also said, the book warrants a second reading - probably with google at the ready to find photos of all the plants mentioned. Many of the tips about growing conditions and which plants go well together are really useful, even to someone like me whose garden is tiny! The book follows Margery as she learns about gardening while building what became a classic garden, but she is not shy of admitting to mistakes and problems and I think anyone who enjoys gardening and reading will probably enjoy this book.
I've given it 4 stars instead of 5 because there are no photos and sometimes I really wanted to see exactly what the place looked like! I thought this would actually be more of a negative point but the descriptions are wonderful, however I do think this is a book crying out for a new, illustrated, edition.