from the Old Gardeners
Distributed by Bookwise
THIS slim compilation
is one of those finds that you buy as a gift, only to put it on
your own bookshelf. As the blurb says: "Duncan Crosbie takes a moderately
straight-faced-look at old gardening tips which can prove helpful
- or in some cases should be avoided."
We get tips on the weather,
tips on companion planting, tips on combating pests and diseases
and many more. And there are some good quotes - this one from botanist
and 20th-century Christian humanitarian Evelyn Underhill: "We have
descended into the garden and caught 300 slugs. How I love the mixture
of the beautiful and squalid in gardening. It makes it so like life."
Rating: cheap, cheerful
Gardener, Issue 158, 2004, Page 21
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH