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One Woman's Garden - Elizabeth Coxhead

J. M. Dent & Sons, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Even a small suburban garden requires a good deal of attention, as Elizabeth Coxhead found when she ‘inherited’ one; in fact it produced disappointing, shortlived and unco-ordinated seasonal effects for the amount of time spent on it. She made a list of drawbacks and assets and set about a bold replanning of layout and of choice of plants. She was rewarded by a distinct fall in routine drudgery (which has dropped still further as the years pass). Nevertheless her garden contrived to provide blended colours and a pleasant aspect throughout the twelve months as it had not done before. Inevitably she made mistakes, but these she has recorded with her successes, so that the reader may learn from the author’s errors. There are chapters devoted to ‘shrub Walk’, ‘Mixed Border’, ‘Chiltern Alp’, ‘Ground-Cover’ (and others), and always she clearly describes her chosen plants and their place in the total scheme, adding cultural requirements and sources of supply.

Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 140
ISBN: 0460039601

£7.50