Why Every Man Needs a Tractor

Why Every Man Needs a Tractor by Charles Elliott

And Other Revelations in the Garden

Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232396
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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A collection of sparkling and unpredictable essays ranging across the whole world of gardening, and sometimes slightly beyond, from the acclaimed author of The Transplanted Gardener and The Potting Shed Papers. Tales of great gardeners and heroic plant hunters share space with more personal revelations - exactly why every man needs a tractor, how to deal with woodchucks or a relentless west wind, the challenge of a knotweed infestation. Botanical frauds and heroic plant hunters, splendid gardens past and present, stirring discoveries and hopeless failures - all these and more fall beneath the writer's amused and endlessly curious eye.

Funny, informative and dependably entertaining, Elliott once again demonstrates why readers from Bill Bryson to Alan Titchmarsh have so enjoyed and praised his work.

Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written several books, including The Potting Shed Papers and More Papers from the Potting Shed. He lives in Monmouthshire and West London.
Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232396
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm
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CONTENTS









INTRODUCTION



GARDEN TOURS

H. Avray Tipping and a Debate Reconciled

Piercefield and the Picturesque

A Visit to Highgrove

Royal Gardeners

Hidcote

Morville and Ninfa



ORIENTALIA

Japonaiserie

From Chinese Gardens

Pruning

A Collector in the Right Place



ECCENTRICITIES

Electro-Horticulture

Frauds and Figments

Imaginary Plants



HEROES AND HEROINES

The Tragedy of Vavilov

The Queer German

A Floral Orgy

Two Remarkable Women

Anglo-Florentines

Luther Burbank

A Galaxy of Gardeners



BOTANY

The Knotweed Challenge

The GLP

The Maize Maze

Long Live the Seeds!

Names



COUNTRY LIFE

Wild West Wind

Commuting with Cats

Logs

Critters

Time

Tales of great gardeners and heroic plant hunters share space with more personal revelations in this humorous gem

Entertaining and knowledgeable essays.

Entertaining and knowledgeable essays.

Tales of great gardeners and heroic plant hunters share space with more personal revelations in this humorous gem