EVERY MAN HIS OWN GARDENER - JOHN HALSHAM - 1904Enjoyable for 'dipping' in and for a sustained read.Interesting spotlight on a moment in gardening history:-Information - how to construct a hotbed.Opinion - that half the troubles of gardeners are caused by gamekeepers.Advice - check on wind direction before sweeping leaves.Warnings - don't use 'The Abomination that goes by the name of "London Manure," the mixture of sweepings of streets and mews with all sorts of dusthole garbage . . . a percentage of old clothes, dead cats and dogs, and crockery . . . 'Apprehension - how will the chemical deposits from newly introduced motor cars affect gardening?Folk names - 'Devils Guts' for the roots of bindweed and ground elder.And women - encouraged to garden (at last!). (Though they may find digging heavy clay a bit of a challenge.)If you can get it - you'll love it.Esther
That looks fantastic Esther!I wonder if there's a noticeable sales spike after Emmat's and my reviews of JAS' book?
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