Dig: Modern Seasonal Gardening

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Allen & Unwin, Apr 1, 2003
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A rich source of innovation and inspiration, season by season, this book is packed full of down-to-earth advice and in-depth horticultural information, as well as fresh ideas and exciting new approaches to all aspects of cultivation and design, for both the novice and the experienced gardener.
 

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Contents

plant training
197
herbs fruit vegetables
206
overview of the season
236
Weeds
242
bamboo trellis
250
Bulbs
258
grasses ground covers
264
Ground covers
272

potted grass garden
66
Climbers
74
potted strawberries
114
overview of the season
126
Free plants
134
Were all going on a summer holiday
140
White Christmas with flora alba
147
annuals perennials bulbs
154
Perennials
160
Bulbs
169
Ground covers
176
shrubs trees
184
shrubs trees
278
Trees
298
winter
321
Garden design and detail
328
Pruning
334
annuals perennials bulbs
342
Perennials
352
plant a terrarium
360
moss in a box
367
Climbers
381
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Page 244 - Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed with the sun, And with him rises weeping...
Page 155 - SUMMER set lip to earth's bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there: Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came, And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping flame. With burnt mouth red like a lion's it drank The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank, And dipped its cup in the purpurate shine When the eastern conduits ran with wine...
Page 174 - The Hill: Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass, You said, "Through glory and ecstasy we pass; Wind, sun, and earth remain, the birds sing still, When we are old, are old. . . ." "And when we die All's over that is ours; and life burns on Through other lovers, other lips," said I, — "Heart of my heart, our heaven is now, is won!
Page 239 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross...
Page 78 - From morn to evening dews. He told of the magnolia, spread High as a cloud, high over-head ! The cypress and her spire, — Of flowers that, with one scarlet gleam, Cover a hundred leagues, and seem To set the hills on fire.
Page 14 - To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch their renewal of life — this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
Page 32 - People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time, to have such things about us.
Page 40 - Each cottage-garden's fond adopted child, Though heaths still claim them, where they yet grow wild...

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