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

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Sutton, 2001 - Gardening - 260 pages
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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Chuko Liangs Wheelbarrow Henry Telendes Pineapple

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GEORGE DROWER, a writer and historian specializing in garden history, is the author of Britain's widely acclaimed "Dependent Territories" and "Overseas Territories Handbook," and articles on garden history written for "The Times," the "Sunday Times," the "Independent, Traditional Homes, "and "House & Garden."

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