In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different gardens.
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... a delightful collection of letters ... offers a unique insight into their successes and failures. Candid, amusing, revealing and informative( Daily Telegraph)
My favourite read of the year is this entertaining correspondence between our two greatest living gardeners( Sunday Telegraph Magazine)
What links and distinguishes (in both senses) these two writers is that they never pass on a received opinion about a plant or gardening practice or theory. Everything they say is rooted firmly in observation and experience so their thoughts and opinions carry weight and value( Hardy Plant)
It is this book, I suspect, that many gardeners would most like to find at the ends of their beds when they wake up on Christmas morning( Independent on Sunday) About the Author:
BETH CHATTO (born 27/06/1923) is a plantswomen, gardener and writer. Whilst having no formal horticultural training, she was inspired by her parents' enthusiastic gardening, her husband's lifelong study of natural associations of plants, and friendship with the great plantsman and artist Sir Cedric Morris.
She has won ten Gold Medals the Chelsea Flower Show and was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour (1987), the Lawrence Memorial Medal and an honorary doctorate from Essex University.
She is the author of many books including her classics The Dry Garden (1978) and The Damp Garden (revised 2004) as well as Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden (2000) and Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden (2002). In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for her services to horticulture. A keen advocate of organic gardening, she has lectured worldwide. Beth lives in Colchester in Essex.
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD was among the best informed, liveliest, most worthwhile gardening writers of our time and the author of a host of classics. He lived in Northiam, East Sussex and died in January 2006.
FERGUS GARRETT, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, first worked at the Beth Chatto Gardens as a student, over twenty years ago, and has remained a close friend of Beth's ever since.
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0711212279
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 1998. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: -- Unique glimpse into the gardening lives of two of the world's most renowned designers-- Two years of correspondence: detailed observations and inspired insights through all the seasons-- Cross-over biography and gardening titleDear Friend and Gardener is an engaging and fascinating exchange of letters between Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto, two long-established friends and distinguished gardeners. They compare notes on successes and failures, share gossip and discuss life and nature.Christopher Lloyd's acerbic wit and highly developed sense of the ridiculous pervade his letters, and Beth Chatto loves him well enough to enjoy the provocations, giving as good as she gets. Swapping tips from their years of experience, the two old friends both inform and entertain.The authors' expert eyes and minds on matters horticultural, as well as their closely observed details, give these inspirational letters a life of their own and carry the reader avidly from beginning to end. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0711212279
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0711212279
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711212279