MISCELLANY FOR GARDEN LOVERS: Facts and Folklore


MISCELLANY FOR GARDEN LOVERS: Facts and Folklore

DAVID SQUIRE    Book Number: 86629    Product format: Hardback

Steeped in mystique and peppered with handed-down wisdom, gardening, the age-old craft, was often derived from 'Sons of the Soil' who grew larger cabbages than their neighbours. The book mines a rich seam of folkloric advice and is packed with historical illustrations from early gardening tools to gardening methods, plant and weather folklore, garden gnomes, early lawns, healing plants, life on the farm and early plant hunters. Chapter headings include Inverting the Sod, Conserving Moisture in Soil, Growing Seeds, Weather Folklore, and Pests and Diseases Folklore. There are whole fact boxes on dazzling dahlias, plant hunting in North America, wart lore, tanning, saving horses from witchcraft to keeping peacocks. Ha-has, trimming lawn edges, wasp traps, vine weevils and earwigs, pillows made of muslin and filled with hop leaves to induce sleep and calm the nerves, the woodcuts and archive photos are truly delightful. 144pp with ribbon pagemarker.
Published price: £9.95
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ISBN 9780857842749
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