A Year In The Life Of Beth Chatto S Gardens

Editor: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711232143
Size: 11,89 MB
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Beth Chatto was possibly the most influential British gardener of the second half of the twentieth century. When she started to make her garden on an overgrown area of wasteland in Essex in 1960 she was faced with a range of widely differing conditions, from drought-stricken gravel through woodland to dense, silty bog. Applying the principles of ecological gardening, she set about finding plants that would suit these very different, awkward situations. The gardens she made - the Mediterranean garden on the sunny slopes, the shady woodland garden, the damp garden for water-loving plants, the drier than dry gravel garden - have become legendary. In this book photographer Rachel Warne has traced all these different gardens through the course of a year. She is the author of many books including her classics The Dry Garden (1978) and The Damp Garden (revised 2004) as well as Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden (2000) and Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden (2002). An engaging exchange of letters with Christopher Lloyd, Dear Friend and Gardener, was published in 1998. In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for her services to horticulture. A keen advocate of organic gardening, she has lectured worldwide.

Dear Friend And Gardener

Author: Beth Chatto
Editor: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781011419
Size: 19,18 MB
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DIV In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different gardens. /div

An Ecology Of Enchantment

Author: Des Kennedy
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 155365370X
Size: 12,67 MB
Format: PDF
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For the past 36 years, Des Kennedy and his family have lived largely outside their hand-built house in intimate contact with the Earth -- its creatures, its changing seasons, and its weather patterns. In this charming book’s 52 chapters, Kennedy brings readers deep into his garden, week by week, from winter’s dormancy to summer’s splendor. With his trademark self-effacing humor, the author captures the essence of the gardening experience, exploring his triumphs, failures, mishaps, and occasional magic. Undaunted by setbacks and lusting for the perfect garden, Kennedy takes readers with him on a gardening journey rich with insights and adventures. The effects of devastating snow storms; the slow-food cuisine of rutabagas, parsnips, and carrots; the gardener's inalienable right to dress in rags; the outlandish behaviour and florid oratory induced by flowering poppies -- these and scores of other topics meander through the book's gardening year alternately informing, inspiring, and amusing.


Author: Christopher Lloyd
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1845951077
Size: 17,37 MB
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Christopher Lloyd was the grand old man of British gardening. Cuttings is a selection from his beloved columns in the Guardian newspaper. Arranged to cover the seasons, this magical book will delight all who love good gardening and good gardening writing.

Natural Selection

Author: Dan Pearson
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351195
Size: 14,68 MB
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"When it sings, a garden will have the power to transport and to lead you to a place that is magical. It is an oasis for creation, available to anyone with a little space and the compunction to get their hands dirty." In Natural Selection, Dan Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and twenty acres of rolling hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer's bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn. Pearson's irresistible enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge overflow in a book teeming with tips to inspire your own space, be it a city window box or country field. Bringing you a newfound appreciation of nature, both wild and tamed, reading Natural Selection is a deeply restorative experience.

Beth Chatto S Gravel Garden

Author: Beth Chatto
Editor: Avery
Size: 20,15 MB
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Describes seasonal drought-resistant plants, and provides advice on planting, pruning, and maintaining gardens despite poor soil conditions and water shortages.

Beth Chatto S Woodland Garden

Author: Beth Chatto
Editor: Cassell
ISBN: 9781844033720
Size: 17,17 MB
Format: PDF
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Now in paperback, Beth Chatto takes us on a tour of her woodland garden, revealing a triumph of planting in dry shade. For gardeners who yearn for beauty in north-facing borders and in beds beneath shrubs and trees, this book offers a wealth of practical inspiration and a palette of over 500 plants adapted by nature to flourish in shade. Beth Chatto has an unrivalled knowledge of plants, combined with an artist's eye for colour, form and shape, and for over 40 years has led the way in showing gardeners that so-called problem areas should be seen as advantages. In this book she describes the transformation of a derelict site into a woodland garden full of life and vigour in every season where plants carpet the floor beneath green-lichened tree trunks and groups of shrubs create backgrounds for herbaceous plants and bulbs. Written in her engagingly personal style, and illustrated throughout with Steven Wooster's superb photographs, Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden shows how the 'trial' of planting in shade can be an opportunity that every gardener will want to emulate.

Great British Gardeners

Author: Vanessa Berridge
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445672413
Size: 20,95 MB
Format: PDF
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Through the stories of twenty-six inspiring figures - from ‘Capability’ Brown, Humphry Repton and Vita Sackville-West to lesser known figures, and present-day gardeners such as Beth Chatto and John Brookes - this book brings the colourful history of British gardening to life.

Beth Chatto S Garden Notebook

Author: Beth Chatto
Editor: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780752816449
Size: 12,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Beth Chatto has become one of the great gardening writers of our time and enjoys an international reputation. Sharing the hopes and successes - and sometimes failures - of her work, she reveals here what is really involved in maintaining a unique and flourishing garden. Written from notes she kept, this engaging, often surprising book offers help on a whole range of topics.

English Gardens In The Twentieth Century

Author: Tim Richardson
Editor: White Lion Publishing
Size: 18,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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For over a century, Country Life has been an influential force in the world of garden design, chiefly as a result of its weekly articles on country houses and gardens illustrated with specially commissioned photography. The magazine's unrivalled archive of photographs is the key source for this comprehensive history of the changing styles of garden design during the twentieth century. Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first contributors and advisors to Country Life, and in her wake a succession of gardening and architectural editors has used its pages to champion a favoured garden style. Tim Richardson, himself a former gardens editor of the magazine, has drawn on this remarkable legacy to produce the first serious study of English garden design in the twentieth century. The story begins with Arts and Crafts gardens, typified by herbaceous borders and modern planting, and continues with the Edwardian debate between formality and 'wild' gardening, interwar grandeur, post-war practicality, and finally the emergence of visionary and pioneering artists' gardens.