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The Potting-Shed Papers On Gardens, Gardeners and Garden History

Out of Print
By: C Elliott
192 pages, no illustrations
The Potting-Shed Papers
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  • The Potting-Shed Papers ISBN: 9780711220096 Hardback Aug 2002 Out of Print #136514
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About this book

Series of essays encompassing the history, science and art of gardens and gardeners from around the world.

Contents

Plants in particular: the lost orchid; an American tree in London; nettles; the peripatetic peony; the great white cherry; the meadow garen; mistletoe; "the most interesting plant in North America"; hyacinthine dragons and strawberry delights. Some people: Jagadis Chunder Bose; Joseph Rock; Canon Ellacombe; Reginald Farrer's last journey; Geoff; Henry Ward Beecher; the corncob lab; John Evelyn's elusive elysium; Pere Delavay. Husbandry: machines; gardening books; on keeping records; topiary; old saws; design and its discontents; names; the ingurishu garden. In retrospect: the picturesque garden; the fever bark tree; appleseed's seedling; the bishop's garden; the Quaker axis; birds in the garden; "American weeds"; big trees; the vegetable patch; Doctor Ward's boxes; sex and the single strawberry; the mulberry bubble.

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Biography

Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written The Transplanted Garden and A Gap in the Hedge: Dispatches from the Extraordinary World of British Gardening as well as edited The Quotable Gardener, The Quotable Cat Lover and The Greatest Cat Stories Ever Told.

Out of Print
By: C Elliott
192 pages, no illustrations
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'Excellent as always. Charles Elliot is a wonderfully informed and engaging writer.' Bill Bryson

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