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Gardener's Pocket Companion

Series: Pocket Companion

By: Vicky Bamforth

176 pages, b&w illustrations

Pavilion Books

Hardback | Mar 2008 | #174454 | ISBN-13: 9781862057951
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NHBS Price: £6.99 $9/€8 approx

About this book

This attractive, handy pocket book is a treasure trove of gardening facts and curiosities, notes and quotes. Packed with useful and fascinating information, "The Gardener's Pocket Companion" will let you into many secrets, including how Joseph Paxton, designer of Crystal Palace and landscape gardener extraordinaire, rose from poverty to become a multi-millionaire, where London's hidden gardens are located, which tree provided sixteenth-century Europeans with a cure for venereal disease, how to perform the soil fist test to determine soil type, and what Nelson Mandela grew in his prison garden.

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Vicky Bamforth is a gardener and environmental writer. She is based in London.

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