The People s Gardener

  • Filename: the-people-s-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780283072567
  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jim Buttress
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by Alan Titchmarsh, The People's Gardener is an inspiring memoir by top gardening judge Jim Buttress, that will amuse and enthral gardeners everywhere. As a judge at the RHS, Jim Buttress presides over the country's favourite flower shows, including Chelsea and Hampton Court. He also judged the Britain in Bloom competition for over twenty-five years, and was watched by millions on the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge. But how did this practical gardener from Purley go on to have one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture? In this warm and funny memoir, Jim takes us from his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower to his ten-year stint as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks. Here, his day-to-day duties could include anything from having a drink and a chat with the Queen Mother to working out how to water some elephants who'd taken up residence in Hyde Park. Jim also reveals what it's like to exhibit, and to win gold, at the Chelsea Flower Show, and shares his many adventures as a judge; from the joy of awarding medals to grateful winners to the shock of being threatened with a punch on the nose from the odd irate loser. Packed with brilliant characters, this book will delight everyone who shares Jim's love of gardening.

My Brother Geoff

  • Filename: my-brother-geoff.
  • ISBN: 0747232857
  • Release Date: 2002-11-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Tony Hamilton
  • Publisher:

Geoff Hamilton was beloved of the huge television audience who relied on him for straightforward, down to earth advice. His twin brother, Tony, himself a keen gardener, enjoyed the closeness of their relationship which has put him in a unique position to write Geoff's story: the early struggle with his horticultural business, the breakdown of his first marriage and then his extraordinary burgeoning as a television gardener and his great happiness with his second wife, Linda.

21st Century Geography

  • Filename: 21st-century-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781412974646
  • Release Date: 2011-10-20
  • Number of pages: 883
  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

A Taste for Gardening

  • Filename: a-taste-for-gardening.
  • ISBN: 9781409491354
  • Release Date: 2012-12-28
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Ms Lisa Taylor
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Is the garden a consumption site where identities are constructed? Do gardeners make aesthetic choices according to how they are positioned by class and gender? This book presents the first scholarly analysis of the relationship between media interest in gardening and cultural identities. With an examination of aesthetic dispositions as a symbolic mode of communication closely aligned to peoples' identities and drawing on ethnographic data gathered from encounters with gardeners, this book maps a typology of gardening taste, revealing that gardening - how plants are chosen, planted and cared for - is a classed and gendered practice manifested in specific types of visual aesthetics. This timely and original book develops a new area within cultural studies while contributing to debates about lifestyle and lifestyle media, consumption, class and methodology. A must read for anybody concerned with or intrigued by the cultural construction of identification practices.

A People s Art History of the United States

  • Filename: a-people-s-art-history-of-the-united-states.
  • ISBN: 9781595589316
  • Release Date: 2013-11-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Nicolas Lampert
  • Publisher: The New Press

Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough–and–tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice from the colonial era through the present day. Author and radical artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and works in a politically charged narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, western expansion, the suffragette movement and feminism, civil rights movements, environmental movements, LGBT movements, antiglobalization movements, contemporary antiwar movements, and beyond. A People’s Art History of the United States introduces us to key works of American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories that inspired them. Stylishly illustrated with over two hundred images, this book is nothing less than an alternative education for anyone interested in the powerful role that art plays in our society.

Gardening Philosophy for Everyone

  • Filename: gardening-philosophy-for-everyone.
  • ISBN: 1444341421
  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Dan O'Brien
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Philosophy and gardens have been closely connected from the dawn of philosophy, with many drawing on their beauty and peace for philosophical inspiration. Gardens in turn give rise to a broad spectrum of philosophical questions. For the green-fingered thinker, this book reflects on a whole host of fascinating philosophical themes. Gardens and philosophy present a fascinating combination of subjects, historically important, and yet scarcely covered within the realms of philosophy Contributions come from a wide range of authors, ranging from garden writers and gardeners, to those working in architecture, archaeology, archival studies, art history, anthropology, classics and philosophy Essays cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from Epicurus and Confucius to the aesthetics and philosophy of Central Park Offers new perspectives on the experience and evaluation of gardens


  • Filename: the-gardener-s-magazine.
  • ISBN: OXFORD:555026873
  • Release Date: 1832
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: J.C. LOUDON, F.L.S. H.S. &C
  • Publisher:

The Gift of a Garden

  • Filename: the-gift-of-a-garden.
  • ISBN: 9781847176158
  • Release Date: 2013-10-07
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Alice Taylor
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press

A book of wisdom and life. Welcome to Alice Taylor’s garden: ‘Just inside the gate, hand-painted on a rickety piece of timber, is a little sign: Miracles only grow where you plant them. I saw it in a garden centre and could not resist it. This garden is full of my lack of resistance. I have no in-depth gardening knowledge and I work on impulse. ‘My gardening expertise, acquired through trial and error, is nurtured by the unbelievable pleasure that I have discovered in simply digging the earth. Where does that satisfaction come from? Maybe buried deep in each of us is the secret need to cultivate the soil. Digging the earth breathes life back into us.’ A reflective and uplifting account by Alice Taylor of her love of nature and gardening.

The Market Gardener

  • Filename: the-market-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780865717657
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

Guerrilla Gardening

  • Filename: guerrilla-gardening.
  • ISBN: 1550923897
  • Release Date: 2009-03-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: David Tracey
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

A guide to greening cities -- with or without permission.

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