The Gardener's Perpetual Almanack: A Book of Days

The Gardener's Perpetual Almanack: A Book of Days

by Martin Hoyles (Author)

Synopsis

Did you know that red herrings or garlic could rid your garden of moles, or that rosemary is supposed to make the heart merry and drive fantasies from the brain? Or when is the best time to start a beehive? Martin Hoyles, a lecturer and gardener of 20 years, draws on the wit and wisdom of over four centuries of almanacks, herbals and gardening books to provide this collection of advice and inspiration for all gardeners. There are quotations for every day of the year, from garden-lovers as diverse as John Donne and Derek Jarman, Thomas Jefferson and John Clare, Jane Austen and Vita Sackville-West.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Published: 21 Apr 1997

ISBN 10: 0500017638
ISBN 13: 9780500017630