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Rootbound : rewilding a life

Rootbound : rewilding a life
Vincent, Alice
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When she was a girl, Alice Vincent loved her grandfather's garden - the freedom, the calm, the beauty of it. Twenty years later, living in a tiny flat in South London, that childhood in the garden feels like a dream.

 

The only gaijin in the village

The only gaijin in the village
MaloneyIain
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In 2016 Scottish writer IainMaloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the village

 

Where the hornbeam grows : a journey in search of a garden

Where the hornbeam grows : a journey in search of a garden
LynchBeth
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Out of place and lonely, Beth knows that she needs to get her hands dirty if she is to put down roots. And so she sets about making herself at home inthe way she knows best... 

 

The bumblebee flies anyway : a year of gardening and (wild)life

The bumblebee flies anyway : a year of gardening and (wild)life
BradburyKate
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Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding ofa tiny urban space.

 

The Land Gardeners : cut flowers 

The Land Gardeners : cut flowers
ElworthyBridget
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This is the story of The Land Gardeners, creators of productive gardens and stunning bundles of cut flowers. Based in the original walled garden at Wardington Manor, The Land Gardeners have revived the tradition of working with the land to produce abundant, seasonal flowers for clients use in decoration, design and events. 

 

Olive Pink : artist, activist & gardener : a life in flowers

Olive Pink : artistactivist & gardener : a life in flowers
WardGillian
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"Olive Pink is best known for her staunch support of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia and for her often feisty encounters with anthropologists, missionaries and local pastoralists.  

 

Tales of a ludicrous bird gardener

Tales of a ludicrous bird gardener
OddieBill
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In a sense this book is a garden-based autobiography of Britain's most famous birdwatcher. The main narrative covers Bill's personal relationship, not only with his present garden, which was described by the Daily Mail as "Probably the most bizarre back garden in Britain"...

 

The Virago book of women gardeners

The Virago book of women gardeners
 
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From diggers and weeders, to artists and colourists, writers and dreamers to trend-setters, plantswomen to landscape designers, women have contributed to the world of gardening and gardens.

 

Lives of the great gardeners

Lives of the great gardeners
AndertonStephen
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Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. What they all have in common is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times. 

 

The master gardener : T R Garnett of Marlborough College, Geelong Grammar School, The Age and The Garden of St Erth

The master gardener : T R Garnett of Marlborough College, Geelong Grammar School, The Age and The Garden of St Erth
LemonAndrew
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Tommy Garnett (1915-2006), reforming headmaster of two famous schools, creator of the renowned Garden of St Erth, came late to his gardening and writing career. He penned his first newspaper article on his sixty-fifth birthday.

 

Nicole De Vésian -- gardens : modern design in Provence

Nicole De Vésian -- gardens : modern design in Provence
JonesLouisa
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After a career as a renowned fashion designer in Paris and New York, NicoledeVesian (1916-1996) moved to Provencein the 1980s and, at the age of 70, began creating a series of superbly proportioned and innovative gardens.

 

Cutting back : my apprenticeship in the gardens of Kyoto

Cutting back : my apprenticeship in the gardens of Kyoto
Buck, Leslie, 1965-

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A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom

A fig at the gate : the joys of friendshipgardening and the gaining of wisdom
LlewellynKate, 1940-

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Jean Galbraith : writer in a valley

Jean Galbraith : writer in a valley
FletcherMeredith, 1952-

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Between the leaves : stories of Australian women, writing and gardens

Between the leaves : stories of Australian womenwriting and gardens
HolmesKatie

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Clearings : six colonial gardeners and their landscapes

Clearings : six colonial gardeners and their landscapes
FoxPaul

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Elizabeth and her German garden

Elizabeth and her German garden
Von ArnimElizabeth, 1866-1941Penguin English library
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'Oh, my dear, relations are like drugs, - useful sometimes, and even pleasant, if taken in small quantities and seldom, but dreadfully pernicious on the whole, and the truly wise avoid them'.

 

Garden by the sea

Garden by the sea
RodoredaMercè, 1908-1983
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The novel that defined Mercè Rodoreda's most prolific period is finally available in English for the first time. Set in 1920s Spain, Garden by the Sea takes place over six summers at a villa by the sea inhabited by a young couple and their beautiful, rich, joyous friends. 

 

The garden of evening mists

The garden of evening mists
TanTwan Eng, 1972-
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In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands ofthe Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to TheGardenofEveningMists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and ... 

 

The garden of small beginnings

The garden of small beginnings
WaxmanAbbi
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Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years--ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV ... 

 

A secret garden

A secret garden
FfordeKatie
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Romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings are included in Katie Fforde's brand new novel for 2017. "What I want to know", said Lorna, "is what lies behind those ash trees at the back of the garden?" Lorna is a talented gardener and Philly is a plantswoman.