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 Road to Le Tholonet

  • Filename: the-road-to-le-tholonet.
  • ISBN: 1471114570
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 285
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher:



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 are grand potagers like Villandry and La Prieure D'Orsan and allotments and back gardens spotted on the way. Monty 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.

Extraordinary Gardens of the World

  • Filename: extraordinary-gardens-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0297856383
  • Release Date: 2010-01-06
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited



Based on BBC's television program: Around the world in 80 gardens.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Complete Gardener

  • Filename: the-complete-gardener.
  • ISBN: 075136441X
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher:



Provides detailed, practical guidance on all aspects of organic gardening, covering the basics, design and structure, flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs.

Narrow Dog To Carcassonne

  • Filename: narrow-dog-to-carcassonne.
  • ISBN: 9781409084969
  • Release Date: 2009-09-15
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Terry Darlington
  • Publisher: Random House



'WE COULD BORE OURSELVES TO DEATH, DRINK OURSELVES TO DEATH, OR HAVE A BIT OF AN ADVENTURE...' When they retired Terry and Monica Darlington decided to sail their canal narrowboat across the Channel and down to the Mediterranean, together with their whippet Jim. They took advice from experts, who said they would die, together with their whippet Jim. On the Phyllis May you dive through six-foot waves in the Channel, are swept down the terrible Rhône, and fight for your life in a storm among the flamingos of the Camargue. You meet the French nobody meets - poets, captains, historians, drunks, bargees, men with guns, scholars, madmen - they all want to know the people on the painted boat and their narrow dog. You visit the France nobody knows - the backwaters of Flanders, the canals beneath Paris, the heavenly Yonne, the lost Burgundy Canal, the islands of the Saône, and the forbidden ways to the Mediterranean. Aliens, dicks, trolls, vandals, gongoozlers, killer fish and the walking dead all stand between our three innocents and their goal - many-towered Carcassonne.

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

My Good Life in France

  • Filename: my-good-life-in-france.
  • ISBN: 9781782437338
  • Release Date: 2017-05-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Janine Marsh
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books



One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.Ten years ago, Janine Marsh decided to leave her corporate life behind to fix up a run-down barn in northern France. This is the true story of her rollercoaster ride, in many ways a love story, with her sharp observations on the very different way of life, culture and etiquette of France. From her early struggles and homesickness through personal tragedy, to her attempts to become self-sufficient and to breed 'the fattest chickens in the village', Janine learned that there was more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.

A Year in My Garden

  • Filename: a-year-in-my-garden.
  • ISBN: 9781742732404
  • Release Date: 2011-08-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Ferguson, Jenny
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing



Nestled in the green and rolling hills of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is Whitley, a gardeners' paradise. Surrounded by beautifully manicured hedges, this property boasts majestic oak trees, roses and maples, pretty cottage flower beds, romantic Italian hillside plantings, Australian native bush and secret vegetable patches. In A Year in My Garden, Jenny welcomes us into her private world and shares the glory of the passing seasons at Whitley. Through peaceful times of everyday pleasures and life's little ups and downs, Jenny's garden is a constant and uplifting backdrop. Lavishly illustrated and featuring seasonal recipes, this is the perfect escape for busy lives - sit back and enjoy a quiet moment in this delightful garden.

Words in a French Life

  • Filename: words-in-a-french-life.
  • ISBN: 9780743287296
  • Release Date: 2007-05-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kristin Espinasse
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Shares the author's experience as an American French major who relocated to France, married, and raised a family, in an account that shares numerous everyday French words and phrases that are unlikely to be taught in classrooms.

The Deckchair Gardener

  • Filename: the-deckchair-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781782436430
  • Release Date: 2017-03-02
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Anne Wareham
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books



A Guide to What Not to Do in Your Garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggesting easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.

The London Garden Book A Z

  • Filename: the-london-garden-book-a-z.
  • ISBN: 1902910427
  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: Abigail Willis
  • Publisher: MetroBooks



An exploration of the sheer wealth and variety of gardening in a unique city filled with tenacious, adaptable, and imaginative gardeners London boasts more than three million gardens, from pocket handkerchief front yards to historic horticultural sites like Westminster College Garden, which is more than 900 years old and still thriving. For many city dwellers, green has become the new black and this guide celebrates a new style of gardening that has emerged, reflecting London's diverse population. It covers allotments and community gardens taht allow gardenless urbanites to enjoy tending plants and harvesting their own food, fly-by-night guerrilla gardeners who convert neglected public land into verdant oases, and vertical planting techniques creating gardens that soar into the sky. The gardeners here see opportunities in the most unlikely of places—bombsites, railway and canal embankments, roundabouts, and tree pits. This groundbreaking book celebrates the wealth of London's gardens with an inspirational harvest of specially commissioned photographs, reviews, practical gardening advice, and useful listings of horticultural societies and projects, plant nurseries, and more.

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