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Cottage Garden Flowers - Special Edition

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    Margery Fish(Author)

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In this classic 1960s gardening book, Margery Fish's advice and enthusiasm for horticulture has stood the test of time and remains a go-to book for green-thumbed gardeners today. She guides the reader through techniques for creating and maintaining a cottage garden with humour and ease, perfect for both beginners and experienced gardeners. In her imaginative adaption of the traditional cottage garden style that she saw disappearing around her, she brought together old-fashioned plants and contemporary plants in the same vein. Today's mixed borders are a direct descendant of the style Margery Fish created at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset, now once again open to the public. Cottage Garden Flowers covers plants that grow easily and naturally in British soil, including easy, adaptable bulbs, perennials and shrubs, such as Astrantia, columbines, daffodils, daisies, Dianthus, foxgloves, hollyhocks, Japonica, old roses, Phlox, Primula, or Virburnum. No longer in danger of being forgotten, these traditional flowering plants have now res-established their place at the heart of garden design. Graham Rice, the widely published gardening author and the former London Evening Standard gardening correspondent, has reviewed the plant names in the original text, providing a plant name section at the back of the book. This allows readers to identify current plants from the old Latin names within the text.

The late Margery Fish was one of Britain's leading gardeners. She was a regular contributor to Amateur Gardening and The Field, and has written six other gardening books. Many thousands of visitors come to East Lambrook Manor, her Somerset garden, which is maintained very much as it was during her lifetime.

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Book details

  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Margery Fish(Author)
  • Batsford Ltd (12 May 2016)
  • English
  • 4
  • Home & Garden

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  • By b roberts on 31 August 2017

    Have yet to read it as the print is small and the layout is rather daunting with no illustrations or breaks in text. Nice binding but that's about it

  • By Philip Tong on 20 August 2017

    A beautiful book - but sad that there are no illustrations.

  • By Whitefern on 14 January 2013

    Although written some time ago now this is another book by Madge that should be read by anyone wanting to open their eyes to the wonders of the traditional Cottage Garden. Although a self taught Margery's background in the media means this like all her books are clear consise but always a great read.

  • By flapdoodle dame on 23 July 2010

    Cottage Garden Flowers by Margery Fish defies categorisation, yes it is a book on horticulture but one can read it today as a `how-to' garden book, a primary source for attitudes to garden design in the late 1950s/early 60s or a charming example of English as it was written around fifty years ago. As a `how-to' book despite Margery Fish's expertise in horticulture it is flawed, namely it lacks colour illustrations, so sometimes one has to use a gardening encyclopaedia to check which plants are being discussed. Indeed, the few illustrations that do exist in the book lack clarity and are of little help to the reader. On the other hand, if you are happy to read this book for its old-fashioned style you are in for a treat. I know nothing of Margery Fish but if her writing is representative of her character one can imagine her in tweeds, twin-set and pearls dispensing her gardening wisdom in a strident upper class English accent to the vicar. It is this view into the past which makes me enjoy this book so much, if you yearn for some garden related nostalgia dig out a copy, settle down with an Earl Gray and enjoy a trip to a bygone age.

  • By Dr CHJ Swan on 27 July 2013

    Whilst the descriptions of cottage garden flowers are good,it would have been nice to have had some pictures,and even some suggestions of lay-out.

  • By Miss Martine W Dunn on 23 November 2014

    Lovely traditional book. Good condition. Shame there are no colour plates but lots of useful and traditional cottage garden facts.

  • By P. Nica on 20 July 2016

    Lovely book. Well written. Very nice cover.

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