MR DIGWELL: A Year in the Garden


MR DIGWELL: A Year in the Garden

PAUL PEACOCK    Book Number: 83667    Product format: Hardback

Mr Digwell's gardening strip cartoon began in the Daily Mirror in the late 1940s, and he is still going strong, being featured each Saturday. Literally a 'down to earth' gardener, he passes on the wisdom that he has accrued over the years in the form of both drawings and text. Taking us right through the year, Mr Digwell begins in January, with a week by week guide as he shares his knowledge, from problems with potatoes to sowing tomatoes for an early crop. April sees him sowing a lawn and dividing his phlox, while in June he is taking hydrangea cuttings and pruning the Philadelphus. In December he is thinning out his lily of the valley and reminding us to save mistletoe berries after we've finished kissing, so that they can be embedded in the branch of an apple tree in the spring. This really is a delightful book, reminiscent of times past - you can imagine Mr Digwell as the kindly grandad you watched when you were small as he pruned the roses and fed you fresh strawberries. The author, also, of course, a keen gardener, helps with the writing of Mr Digwell's weekly column in the Mirror. A book with a traditional feel yet packed with information perfect for new gardeners as well as for experts. 12" x 8.5". 160pp. Illus.
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ISBN 9780857331717
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