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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Around the World in 80 Gardens

  • Filename: around-the-world-in-80-gardens.
  • ISBN: 0297844504
  • Release Date: 2008-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Monty Don
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited



Monty Don's incredible journey searching for the world's 80 most inspirational gardens.

Country Gardens Country Hospitality

  • Filename: country-gardens-country-hospitality.
  • ISBN: 0522861059
  • Release Date: 2013-02-01
  • Number of pages: 261
  • Author: Holly Kerr Forsyth
  • Publisher: Miegunyah Press



Much loved gardening writer and photographer Holly Kerr Forsyth travelled the country, revealing the landscapes that she lovesandmdash;the soaring mountains, the stunning coastline, the wide plainsandmdash;and visiting gardens of note: in subtropical and temperate, alpine and arid regions, from newly established gardens to those that have evolved over generations. At each stop, over a meal hosted by the owner, the stories behind the gardens are told, their distinctive histories and features revealed. Meals were shared, created from recipes handed down from mothers or grandmothers, or made with local produce: this is country cooking at its best. Beautifully designed and featuring 27 inspirational properties, over 60 delicious recipes, and stunning photography, Country Gardens, Country Hospitality takes readers on a journey full of the warmth and conviviality that characterises our homeland.

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.

The Morville Year

  • Filename: the-morville-year.
  • ISBN: 9781408811177
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Katherine Swift
  • Publisher: A&C Black



One of the most admired gardening writers of her generation, Katherine Swift returns to describe a year in the life of her garden she created over twenty years in the grounds of the Dower House at Morville, Shropshire, meditating on everything from the terrain and its history, to the plants and trees, and the odd habits of the animals and humans who inhabit the garden. Following the turning wheel of the Morville seasons, from the green shoots of spring, through summer and autumn, to the stark beauty of winter, and back to spring again, The Morville Year is a journal full of surprises and enchantments that will appeal not only to gardeners, but to all who enjoy the natural world.

British Gardens

  • Filename: british-gardens.
  • ISBN: 0415518784
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Tom Turner
  • Publisher:



Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turnere(tm)s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs, plans and style diagrams to provide a word and image history of garden design. Individual chapters cover the Celtic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Arts and Crafts, Modern and Postmodern periods. Additional information about the gardens in the book is available on the Gardenvisit.com website, which the author edits eehttp://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/british_gardens_companion

Grandma Hearts

  • Filename: grandma-hearts.
  • ISBN: 1631778781
  • Release Date: 2017-03-07
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Dionne Kelm
  • Publisher: Mascot Books



Now if you are a grandma, or even if you're not, there are things we should remember and these things mean a lot! Every child is a wonder, every child is a gift. Each one needs care and kindness, every child needs a lift! Bedtime should be loving, bedtime should be sweet. Evenings end with songs and stories, make every child's day complete.

French Dirt

  • Filename: french-dirt.
  • ISBN: 9781565127401
  • Release Date: 2012-02-13
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: Richard Goodman
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books



A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till. Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: "SOUTHERN FRANCE: Stone house in Village near Nimes/Avignon/Uzes. 4 BR, 2 baths, fireplace, books, desk, bikes. Perfect for writing, painting, exploring & experiencing la France profonde. $450 mo. plus utilities." And, with his girlfriend, he left New York City to spend a year in Southern France. The village was small--no shops, no gas station, no post office, only a café and a school. St. Sebastien de Caisson was home to farmers and vintners. Every evening Goodman watched the villagers congregate and longed to be a part of their camaraderie. But they weren't interested in him: he was just another American, come to visit and soon to leave. So Goodman laced up his work boots and ventured out into the vineyards to work among them. He met them first as a hired worker, and then as a farmer of his own small plot of land. French Dirt is a love story between a man and his garden. It's about plowing, planting, watering, and tending. It's about cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, and eggplant. Most of all, it's about the growing friendship between an American outsider and a close-knit community of French farmers. "There's a genuine sweetness about the way the cucumbers and tomatoes bridge the divide of nationality."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American."--San Francisco Chronicle

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