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The Potting-shed Papers free pdf In these essays, Charles Elliott casts a whimsical eye over gardens and gardening around the globe. From the Japanese craze for the "Ingurishu Gaaden" (English Garden) to the relentless plundering of tropical forests for glamorous orchids, from Bishop Compton's horticultural obsessions to sex and the single strawberry, Elliott seeks to bring to life some of the more remarkable episodes in horticultural history. He introduces great plant hunters such as the intrepid Pere Delavay and the oddball John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman. His tales come from places as diverse as the Chelsea Flower Show and the jungle-choked gorges and valleys of the eastern Andes - home of the elusive fever bark tree.

About Charles Elliott

Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written The Transplanted Garden and A Gap in the Hedge: Dispatches from the Extraordinary World of British Gardening as well as edited The Quotable Gardener, The Quotable Cat Lover and The Greatest Cat Stories Ever Told.

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Author : Charles Elliott
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 08 August 2002
ISBN : 0711220093
EAN : 9780711220096
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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