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    Gertrude Jekyll(Author)

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This is a celebration of the beauties and possibilities of Heliotrope and Honeysuckle, Auricula, Snapdragon, Spanish Iris and Corydalis, and all the other plants that enliven and exalt the gardens of England. Gertrude Jekyll gives good advice on how to make a garden a place of repose and pleasure. Writing with enthusiasm on the colours and scents of flowers, on the frustrations (and delights) of weeding and on the debasing influence of flower shows, she is practical, wise and entertaining in equal measure.



Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was an artist and, as a garden designer, had a painterly touch she put to good use in the planting of hundreds of gardens. She is particularly renowned for her collaborations with architect William Lutyens. Her influence on gardening has persisted to this day.

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  • PDF | 96 pages
  • Gertrude Jekyll(Author)
  • Penguin Classics (2 April 2009)
  • English
  • 7
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Michael on 15 December 2015

    what i expected

  • By Suzy on 17 April 2015

    Wonderful, magical, inspiring read. Ms Jekyll had such an artistic and spiritual relationship with growing things she makes one want to not only experiment and create in ones own garden, but rush out and observe as many other gardens and growing places as possible. Brilliant.

  • By Elaine Ayscough on 12 January 2013

    Informative and easy to read. Ihave heard so much about her waz of gardening that i thought it was about time to read it.Certainlz gave some good tips.

  • By Annabel S Alford on 18 August 2015

    Vita's writing style is wonderfully upper class!

  • By Whitefern on 30 March 2011

    I want to give NIL stars, but can't. So please discount the one given! One of the worst books I have ever purchased. It is poorly written by a rude, obnoxious author. It isn't worth the paper/screen it's written on. There is no useful content at all. Don't bother even if it's free!!

  • By Maria Sobolewska on 13 February 2014

    This book is really dated. It includes musings on how uneducated and 'simple' gardeners obstruct their 'master''s educated and worldly gardening preferences and many similarly old fashioned class-based prejudices. It contains precious little gardening advice apart from various tirades against common taste and random pet hates. So, apparently, magenta is dreadful, dwarfing horrid, show plants a scandal and bedding unacceptably in bad taste. I guess it would make a very interesting addition to someone's social history of gardening project.


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