The Bad Tempered Gardener
Seeing gardening as a serious and even outrageous art form has placed Anne Wareham well outside of what usually passes for discussion of gardens. Impatient with received ideas, eager to provoke, The Bad-Tempered Gardener is the story of her development as a thinking gardener and the creation with her husband, Charles Hawes, of their acclaimed garden in the Welsh borders, the Veddw.
From the strange (plant obsessives, a bizarre debut as a television presenter) to the everyday (deadheading, sharing a garden), with frequent paeans to favourite plants and thoughtful pieces on show gardens and status, this is an intelligent, pugnacious and engaging book. It also unflinchingly conveys the challenges, the hard work, triumphs and failures behind the creation and development of a substantial contemporary garden.
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Review: The Bad Tempered GardenerUser Review - David - Goodreads
I liked this book mostly. I liked the refreshing attitude to planting and design and the critical stance against plant collectors and garden experts. It gave me some good ides for my own garden but I had no interest in meadows and woods. My suburban garden has no requirement for such info. Read full review
Review: The Bad Tempered GardenerUser Review - Jonele - Goodreads
This is basically a collection of vignettes about what it's like to be in the gardening world. There were a couple of amusing entries, but didn't really capture my attention as I thought it would Read full review