The Secret Gardeners

Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries

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Author: Victoria Summerley

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237636

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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The Secret Gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see. The Secret Gardeners include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.

The Secret Gardener

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Author: Kalpana Swaminathan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 818475924X

Category:

Page: 272

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‘Maruti took a newspaper package from his khaki satchel and handed it to Lalli . . . There was a wad of silky fluff inside. Nestled preciously in it, something glinted slyly like a jewel. It was one perfect fingernail, painted pink.’ 24 Patwardhan Cross. The solitary bone that surfaces in the garden there doesn’t mean much to police surgeon Dr Q or Inspector Savio. But Lalli, who collects curiosities, finds it curious. Things get curiouser when a dying gigolo whispers the address in terror, and curiouser still when a mummified finger with a chic manicure turns up in the same garden. Lalli might have ignored these curiosities had there not been a child at the heart of the matter . . . As she investigates what makes this garden grow, Lalli uncovers a gruesome tale.

Urban Gardening as Politics

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Author: Chiara Tornaghi,Chiara Certomà

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351811010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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While most of the existing literature on community gardens and urban agriculture share a tendency towards either an advocacy view or a rather dismissive approach on the grounds of the co-optation of food growing, self-help and voluntarism to the neoliberal agenda, this collection investigates and reflects on the complex and sometimes contradictory nature of these initiatives. It questions to what extent they address social inequality and injustice and interrogates them as forms of political agency that contest, transform and re-signify ‘the urban’. Claims for land access, the right to food, the social benefits of city greening/community conviviality, and insurgent forms of planning, are multiplying within policy, advocacy and academic literature; and are becoming increasingly manifested through the practice of urban gardening. These claims are symptomatic of the way issues of social reproduction intersect with the environment, as well as the fact that urban planning and the production of space remains a crucial point of an ever-evolving debate on equity and justice in the city. Amid a mushrooming over positive literature, this book explores the initiatives of urban gardening critically rather than apologetically. The contributors acknowledge that these initiatives are happening within neoliberal environments, which promote –among other things - urban competition, the dismantling of the welfare state, the erasure of public space and ongoing austerity. These initiatives, thus, can either be manifestation of new forms of solidarity, political agency and citizenship or new tools for enclosure, inequality and exclusion. In designing this book, the progressive stance of these initiatives has therefore been taken as a research question, rather than as an assumption. The result is a collection of chapters that explore potentials and limitations of political gardening as a practice to envision and implement a more sustainable and just city.

Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies

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Author: Liz Primeau,Canadian Gardening,Steven A. Frowine,The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470677163

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

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Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies has been revised to help the beginner gardener get started, providing all the information you'll need on flowers beds and borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to landscape your property. It also includes step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens, specific regional gardens, and butterfly and children's gardens. The book gives helpful tips controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems. In addition, Gardening Basics For Canadians For Dummies also covers all the new tools and additives available to make gardening easier. With information about what plants grow best in our country's diverse regions, and helpful Canadian resources that help readers find everything they need to get gardening, this book is essential reading for any Canadian with a green thumb.

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Everything You Need to Know

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Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610586530

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care

Drink Deep of Night

Song of the Secret Gardener

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Author: James Lafond

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546877165

Category:

Page: 170

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What if our nightmares, myths, devils and demons had a singular source, a source so advanced as to be as a scientist to our bacteria, so alien as to be unable to communicate with us, without becoming us? A possible answer to these disturbing questions may be found in James LaFond's Drink Deep of Night, a tale told in that place where wonder and horror meet in the mind.

The Song of Jeannot

Tales of the Secret Gardener

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Author: James LaFond

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517140281

Category:

Page: 136

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What if our nightmares, myths, devils and demons had a singular source, a source so advanced as to be as a scientist to our bacteria, so alien as to be unable to communicate with us, without becoming us? A possible answer to these disturbing questions may be found in James LaFond's The Song of Jeannot, a tale told in that place where wonder and horror meet in the mind.

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Essays

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Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800100

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.