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Published: 25 January 2010

352 Pages | 4 b/w

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199232079

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Directions for the Gardiner

and Other Horticultural Advice

John Evelyn
Edited by Maggie Campbell-Culver

  • This charming edition brings together for the first time three unique gardening manuscripts by the seventeenth-century diarist John Evelyn; full of gardening wisdom that is as practical as it is timeless, Directions for the Gardiner is also a fascinating glimpse into our gardening heritage.
  • Combines the first calendar of the gardening year with Evelyn's instructions to his own gardener 'But which may be of Use for other gardens' and a book on salad crops and how best to eat them.
  • Full of practical advice about when and how to sow, propagate, mulch, prune and cultivate flowers, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetables as well as providing an insight into the similarities and differences between seventeenth-century and modern gardening methods.
  • Includes an introduction and full plant glossary by Maggie Campbell-Culver, a garden and plant historian who has worked as a garden conservationist and restorer and published widely in garden journals.
  • Attractively produced in two colours with a ribbon marker.

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