The Edwardian Gardener's Guide: For All Garden Lovers by Twigs WayThe Edwardian Gardener's Guide: For All Garden Lovers by Twigs Way

The Edwardian Gardener's Guide: For All Garden Lovers

byTwigs Way

Hardcover | March 24, 2015

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It is Edwardian England, and a delightful flower garden and fruitful allotment are matters of personal pride, boons for the dinner table, and even 'important acts of local patriotism'. The Edwardian Gardener's Guide selects nuggets of wisdom from the best-selling One & All garden books, originally published in 1913. In these short booklets, the foremost agricultural and horticultural writers of the period revealed fashions in gardening styles, the best seasonal plants, how to enhance food production and now best to lay out adventurous rockeries, ferneries and grottoes. Packed with charming contemporary advertisements and color illustrations, this handbook gives a glimpse of the pre-First World War 'golden era' of British gardening. With an introduction by garden historian, Twigs Way.
Twigs Way earned her BSc and MA in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, (UCL) London. She designed and implemented a new Certificate program in garden history for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education based at Madingley Hall. She has lectured for Birkeck College, London and is a popular speaker with NADF...
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Title:The Edwardian Gardener's Guide: For All Garden LoversFormat:HardcoverDimensions:148 pages, 7.4 × 5.77 × 0.74 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908402881

ISBN - 13:9781908402882

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read This is a re-print of the original 1913 book. Being that it was published 100+ years ago, it can be considered one of those back-to-basics type books, no modern technology, no "hacks" and in addition to that, some interesting insight into the style of gardens in the Edwardian era.
Date published: 2018-04-05

Table of Contents

Introduction, Twigs Way

Part I. Types of Garden
Small Gardens
Shady Gardens
Lawns
Window Gardens
Indoor Gardens

Part II. The Flower Garden
Perennials
Climbers
Pansies
Phlox
Antirrhinums
The Rose

Part III. The Allotment and Vegetable Plot
Allotments
Garden Allotments
Cropping Garden Allotments
Vegetables
Tomatoes
Mushrooms