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Diary of a Modern Country Gardener by Tamsin Westhorpe

Diary of a Modern Country Gardener

Tamsin Westhorpe

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Category: Gardening, Non-fiction
Imprint: Orphans Publishing
Publisher: Orphans Publishing
Publication date: 14 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781903360422

A light-hearted and formative diary about gardening in the country, from the potting bench of Stockton Bury Gardens, shortlisted in the NGS Nation's Favourite Garden Competition.

4 stars out of 5

"Reading Diary Of A Modern Country Gardener leaves you full of admiration for the hardy men and women who battle the elements"

 As well as a diary of the garden, this book is a love letter to rural Herefordshire, from the frustration of moving sheep — ‘you need to be able to run at speed in wellies and you also need to be a mind-reader’ — to the charms of the local village hall where she gives a talk about gardening. ‘This was the hall in which I learnt to Scottish country dance as a child and it’s also been the venue for many local funeral wakes … it’s a vital part of our community.’ Her talk is a success, she notes, because only one person fell asleep. Tamsin Westhorpe is a gardener I know and admire, and her diary made me want to rush out into my own garden and get planting.