Gardening at Longmeadow

  • Filename: gardening-at-longmeadow.
  • ISBN: 9781448140503
  • Release Date: 2012-05-31
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Random House



Monty Don made a triumphant return to our screens as presenter of Gardeners' World. A firm favourite with viewers, Monty's infectious enthusiasm for plants, attention to the finer details of gardening technique and easy charm have seen the ratings soar. Here Monty invites us into the garden at Longmeadow, to show us how he created this beautiful garden, and how we can do the same in our own. Following the cycle of the seasons, Gardening at Longmeadow will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the electric summer displays of the Jewel Garden, the autumn harvest in the orchard, and on to a Christmas feast sourced from the vegetable gardens. Describing the magic of each area at different times of the year, Monty will explain the basics of what to do when and how to get the most from each plant. He'll talk through the essential techniques and more complex processes, accompanied by easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography. Longmeadow is a gardeners' garden, but this will be a book for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels who have been inspired by what they've seen, and who would like to achieve something similar for themselves.

Gardening at Longmeadow

  • Filename: gardening-at-longmeadow.
  • ISBN: 9781849903783
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Random House



How to create Monty Don's stunning Gardeners' World garden at Longmeadow. Monty Don made a triumphant return to our screens as presenter of Gardeners' World. A firm favourite with viewers, Monty's infectious enthusiasm for plants, attention to the finer details of gardening technique and easy charm have seen the ratings soar. Here Monty invites us into the garden at Long Meadow, to show us how he created this beautiful garden, and how we can do the same in our own. Following the cycle of the seasons, Gardening at Longmeadow will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the electric summer displays of the Jewel Garden, the autumn harvest in the orchard, and on to a Christmas feast sourced from the Vegetable Garden. Describing the magic of each area at different times of the year, Monty will explain the basics of what to do when and how to get the most from each plant. He'll talk through the essential techniques and more complex processes, accompanied by easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography. Longmeadow is a gardeners' garden, but this will be a book for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels who have been inspired by what they've seen, and who would like to achieve something similar for themselves.

The Jewel Garden

  • Filename: the-jewel-garden.
  • ISBN: 9781444718782
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



'TRULY INSPIRING' Mail on Sunday Now known the millions of TV viewers as Longmeadow, this is the story of Monty & Sarah Don's early days building a garden. THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that bloomed from the muddy fields around the Dons' Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of a spectacular commercial failure. At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. Monty Don has always been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN elaborates on this much further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.

Nigel

  • Filename: nigel.
  • ISBN: 9781473641723
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



NIGEL - One of Britain's favourite dogs! When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK. 'I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them' Monty Don

The Digested Read

  • Filename: the-digested-read.
  • ISBN: 1571431594
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: John Crace
  • Publisher: RDR Books



Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

The Road to Le Tholonet

  • Filename: the-road-to-le-tholonet.
  • ISBN: 9781471114595
  • Release Date: 2013-04-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way. Owners, intrigues, affairs, marriages, feuds, thwarted ambitions and desires, the largely unnamed ordinary gardeners, wars, plots and natural disasters run through every garden older than a generation or two and fill every corner of the grander historical ones. Families marry. Gardeners are poached. Political allegiances forged and shattered. The human trail crosses from garden to garden. They sit in their surrounding landscape, not as isolated islands but attached umbilically to it, sharing the geology, the weather, food, climate, local folklore, accent and cultural identity. Wines must be drunk and food tasted. Recipes found and compared. The perfect tarte-tartin pursued. None of these things can be ignored or separated from the shape and size of parterre, fountain, herbaceous border or pottager. So this is a book filled with stories and information, some of it about French gardens and gardening, but most of it about what makes France unlike anywhere else. From historical gardens like Versailles,Vaux le Vicomte and Courances to the kitchen gardens of the Michelin chef Alain Passard. There will be grand potagers like Villandry and La Prieure D'Orsan and allotments and back gardens spotted on the way. Monty also celebrates the obvious French associations of food and wine and finds gardens dedicated to vegetables, herbs and fruit. It is a book that any visitor to France, whether gardeners or not, will want to read both as a guide and an inspiration. It is a portal to get under the French cultural skin and to understand the country, in all its huge variety and disparity, a little better.

The Complete Gardener

  • Filename: the-complete-gardener.
  • ISBN: 1405342706
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Montagu Don
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)



Packed with practical advice, Monty Don breathes life into every aspect of organic gardening.Written with passion and packed with practical advice, Monty Don breathes new life into organic gardening.Monty's straightforward advice plus extraordinarily beautiful photographs taken over the course of a year in his own Herefordshire garden reveal the secrets of growing abundant flowers and vegetables, plants and produce while respecting the needs of the environment.

The Ivington Diaries

  • Filename: the-ivington-diaries.
  • ISBN: 140880249X
  • Release Date: 2010-07-20
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK



Monty Don's intimate record in his own words and photographs of the garden he has created from scratch over the past fifteen years.

The Bee Friendly Garden

  • Filename: the-bee-friendly-garden.
  • ISBN: 9781607747642
  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Kate Frey
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press



For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees. In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. No matter how small or large your space, and regardless of whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain. There are many personal benefits of having a bee garden as well! Bee gardens: · contain a gorgeous variety of flowers · bloom continuously throughout the seasons · are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable · develop healthy and fertile soil · attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects · increase the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest · improve the quality, flavor, and size of your produce Illustrated with spectacular full-color photos, The Bee-Friendly Garden debunks myths about bees, explains seasonal flower progression, and provides detailed instructions for nest boxes and water features. From “super blooming” flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid, The Bee-Friendly Garden is an essential tool for every gardener who cares about the planet and wants to make their yard a welcoming habitat for nature’s most productive pollinator. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Gardening Mad

  • Filename: gardening-mad.
  • ISBN: 1579590071
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Soma Books



Monty Don offers his keen observations and trenchant opinions on gardening in 48 delightful essays.

My Roots

  • Filename: my-roots.
  • ISBN: 9781444718775
  • Release Date: 2012-03-15
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Monty Don, the face of British gardening, has written a weekly Observer column on his garden for the past ten years. Over time the columns have been a practical guide, a poetic record of the garden’s changing seasons, and also a personal account of how the garden has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground through bad times and good. This is a collection of fifty of Monty’s best columns, that will delight his readers and gardeners everywhere. 'Growing vegetables, herbs and fruit should be done in the same spirit as choosing your music or clothes: with a mix of precision and adventure.' 4.1.98 'Gardens are complex and messy and, as in life, there are few easy fixes.' 17.1.99 'One swallow may not make a summer but it damn sure made my day.' 7.5.00 'Planting trees is deeply satisfying and good for the soul, especially on a winter's day. What else can a human do that leans so far into the future?' 27.12.98

Hillside Gardening

  • Filename: hillside-gardening.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002280233
  • Release Date: 1993-02-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: William Lake Douglas
  • Publisher:



From the Garden to the Table

  • Filename: from-the-garden-to-the-table.
  • ISBN: 1585746282
  • Release Date: 2003-03-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Lyons Press



Accompanied by photographs illustrating a year in their kitchen and garden, the authors offer instructions on cultivating and cooking a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

The Allotment Book

  • Filename: the-allotment-book.
  • ISBN: 9780007372454
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Andi Clevely
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A wonderfully illustrated celebration of the blood, sweat and joy to be had ‘growing your own’ in an allotment – with the in-depth, practical gardening know-how for which Collins is renowned.

Fork to Fork

  • Filename: fork-to-fork.
  • ISBN: 184091534X
  • Release Date: 2009-05-04
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Montagu Don
  • Publisher: Conran Octopus



This special reissue includes new introductory text and celebrates the vital link between growing, cooking and eating food all year round. For Monty and Sarah Don, a love of eating food must include an awareness of how that food is grown, and a love of growing your own food must include an active interest in how best to cook it. They demonstrate this philosophy in this seasonal month-by-month guide on how to cultivate and cook a range of vegetables, herbs and fruits which is accompanied by photographs that record a year in the kitchen garden at their home. Includes detailed instructions and gardening tips as well as more than 40 recipes to inspire food lovers to make the best use and appreciate the real flavours of home-grown food.

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