The Way We All Want to Garden
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English garden writer
Val Bourne makes it quite clear which side of the fence she's on
- gardening for her is part of a larger picture, making a friendly
habitat for wildlife.
Her conversion to natural
gardening came in tandem with her understanding of the complexity
of her garden's eco-system.
This personal account
stem's from Bourne's 15 years' gardening in a dryish corner of the
Cotswolds. For Bourne, gardening is to "go with what you've got,
exploit each area and overcome difficulties creatively - choosing
your plants accordingly".
There's a fascinating
wealth of material in this season- by-season account relayed with
a quiet passion. Snippets such as the portraits of the bumblebee,
honeybee and hedgehog and her tips on companion planting leaven
This book blends the
practical with the romance of gardening - a fireside tonic for winter
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH