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In this unique gardening chronicle Vita Sackville-West weaves together simple, honest accounts of her horticultural experiences throughout the year with exquisite writing and poetic description. Whether singing the praises of sweet-briar, cyclamen, Indian pinks and the Strawberry grape, or giving practical advice on pruning roses, planting bulbs, overcoming frosts and makiIn this unique gardening chronicle Vita Sackville-West weaves together simple, honest accounts of her horticultural experiences throughout the year with exquisite writing and poetic description. Whether singing the praises of sweet-briar, cyclamen, Indian pinks and the Strawberry grape, or giving practical advice on pruning roses, planting bulbs, overcoming frosts and making the most of a small space, her writings on the art of good gardening are both instructive and delightful. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too. It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers)....

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ISBN : 9780141190891
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 97 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Gardens Reviews

  • Jonathan Hyde
    2019-03-21 13:02

    Homely and witty, these are a charming series of articles written by Vita Sackville-West for the Observer in the late forties/early fifties. I loved the way she interweaves and condenses so much practical advice, poetic description and humour into each short piece. It was also interesting to gain an insight into a personality I had only known from her 'liaisons' with Virginia Woolf. A trip to Sissinghurst (in the height of Summer) is definitely on the cards.

  • NoBeatenPath
    2019-04-07 15:20

    This is a reprinting of some of Vita Sackville-West columns written for the Observer in the years after World War II. She writes knowledgeably and with lots of subtle humour about the joys and considerations of gardening. Living not that far for Sackville-West's beautiful garden, Sissinghurst, this book is both an inspiration and reprimand, as while I don't have the same resources and space as her, I really could do more with the garden I have!This is also an interesting insight into the Britain of 60 years ago, and a look at how gardening trends and ideas change (or in many cases, change very little!)