"Amorphophallus: As a good whoretoculturalist, I think the more phallus the merrier with regard to this very generously endowed genus of tuberous perennials, grown for their large, dramatic spathes. They only produce tiny flowers, but then nobody's perfect."
In this hilarious approach to the world of gardening, 'whoretoculturalist' Sacha Langton-Gilks exposes the hidden meanings behind plant nomenclature, with a nod (and a wink) to all things naughty in the garden.
Discover the right conditions to attain momentous results from your often neglected Clitoria. Learn the self seeding abilities of your Sisyrinchium (E.K. Balls). If you seek the perfect tool for retribution, refer to 'Plants to give People you Hate' and bestow a gift of Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sanseviera trifasciata) on your worst enemy.
Cleverly illustrated and packed with over the top planting tips, this book is set to become the rollicking best friend to every seasoned gardener.
• Naughty Plants
• The Gay Boys' Border
• The WAG's Border
• The Religious Border
• The Art Lover's border
• Posh Plants for Sun and Shade
• Common Plants for Sun and Shade
• Challenging Plants for the Serious Show-off
• Plants to Give People You Hate
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Amateur Gardening, 19th January ‘[this] gardening book has banished political correctness to the compost heap and dared to break the ultimate horticultural taboo - by focusing on saucy plant names!’
Dorset magazine, January 2008 ‘If this isn't the funniest gardening book ever written, then I'll eat my gardening gloves. Great fun.’L'autore:
Sacha Langton Gilks gained a degree in History of Art from Cambridge University, before training as an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She moved from London to the Dorset countryside to bring up her three children. There she began to garden obsessively, just as her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother had done before her. She now divides her time between the garden, writing about the garden and teaching music and drama locally.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0007258909. Codice libro della libreria Z0007258909ZN
Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK 2008-05-28, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0007258909. Codice libro della libreria Z0007258909ZN
Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0007258909
Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0007258909
Descrizione libro HarperCollins UK, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110007258909