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Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs: The Stories of Garden Inventors and Innovations

By: George Drower

260 pages, B/w photos, illus

The History Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119025 | ISBN: 0750925434
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About this book

This volume collects 50 stories of gardening invention, innovation and discovery. Among them is that of Thomas Hyl, who in 1577 devised the first water sprinkler; Nathaniel Ward who began a craze for indoor gardening in 1829 with his terrarium case; and Henry Telende, who in 1720 grew England's first pineapple. From the invention of the trellis, flower pots and the waterscrew in the ancient world; via secateurs, jute string and flame guns in the Victorian age; to the Gro-Bag and Flymo of modern times, the ingenious achievements make an inspiring international collection.


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