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Here is a wealth of expert advice and practical know-how, presented through a year in the gardening life of the man who was one of Britain's most famous and admired gardeners. Month by month this book displays Christopher Lloyd's unrivalled knowledge of plants –how he grew them in his celebrated garden at Great Dixter and how he designed his superlative plant combinations. This is also a book about experimentation, 'a strong element' of which Lloyd considered 'essential to the happiness of any enquiring gardener'. Laced with provocative statements to tease gardeners out of complacency, Christopher Lloyd's Gardening Year is essential reading for adventurous gardeners.

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Christopher Lloyd(Author)
  • Frances Lincoln; New Ed edition (1 May 2004)
  • English
  • 3
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Tatiana on 9 August 2017

    it did not feel like reading a gardening book, more like a story of a garden through seasons. i felt there is a lot of his personality in the book which is a good thing. i would have loved more gardening tips though

  • By Jasen on 2 March 2015

    Loved It

  • By Josephine on 17 August 2010

    A really enjoyable book. It is as usual with Lloyd's style, funny with plenty of sharp wit.Lots of helpful advice. A book I shall return to many times.

  • By Susan Mowat on 7 February 2009

    Any book by Christopher Lloyd is beyond price. He was born with a trowel in his hand and in over 80 years of life never stopped learning about plants and gardening. His own garden at Great Dixter was his research lab and he was constantly trying out new plants, plant combinations and gardening techniques. He was a plantsman first and foremost, rather than a garden designer - but then he didn't need to design the structure of the garden at Dixter, that had been done by the great architect Lutyens in consultation with Christopher Lloyd's father.Yes, a great gardener. But even more than that he was a prolific and talented writer with a consummate command of English. There may have been greater gardeners in the 20th century (though not many) and there were greater writers, but no-one combined the two skills to such effect as Christopher Lloyd did. Buy this book and any other by him and you will learn and be entertained in equal measure.The star rating on this site only goes up to five. I would give any book by Christopher Lloyd at least ten.

  • By richard wright on 19 February 2016

    Lovely book, especially in the middle of february, highly recommended it

  • By Peter C on 26 October 2016

    GREAT VALUE . VERY INTERSTING IF YOU ARE INTO GARDENING .


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