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 - Dawn Meyerriecks - Goodreads
Loved this book, but I do like going against the grain. If you are looking for a cookie cutter "how to", this isn't it. If, however, you are eager for a real gardener's voice of experience with some ... Read full review
Review: The Bad Tempered GardenerUser Review - Dave Ward - Goodreads
The Bad Tempered Gardener by Anne Wareham (Francis Lincoln Limited 2011)(635) is a strange book. It's a familiar approach; the book is a collection of essays by a British gardener in which the author ... Read full review