Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants Great Gardens Great Gardeners

May 28, 2013|
Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants Great Gardens Great Gardeners by Robin Lane Fox
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Thoughtful Gardening is based on Robin Lane Fox's own selection from his widely admired FT column, which he has rewritten and amplified with new chapters to take readers on a highly enjoyable journey through each season of the gardening year. It draws on his lifetime of practical gardening, including his years as Garden Master of New College, Oxford, and contains many memories of fellow gardeners, from Christopher Lloyd to Nancy Lancaster.

The book is essential reading for anyone setting out on a new garden or taking stock of one. It takes a critical look at fashions of the moment and is full of advice, ranging from problems with badgers to how to take root-cuttings or choose flowering trees, as well as examples of gardens at home and abroad which Robin Lane Fox has visited over many years. Thoughtful Gardening combines a principled view of the craft of gardening with dozens of new ideas for planting and visiting, and touching reminders of the power of literature and art to deepen what we see and realize in gardens of our own.

Robin Lane Fox is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, and taught Ancient History at Oxford University from 1977 to 2014. He is the author of Pagans and Christians (1986), The Unauthorized Version (1992) and many books on classical history, all of which have been widely translated, including Alexander the Great (1973), The Classical...
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Title:Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants Great Gardens Great GardenersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.8 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141045949

ISBN - 13:9780141045948

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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