Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom

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Unrivalled gardening wisdom from Monty Don, including essential tips, knowledge and musings from his 50 years of gardening experience.
Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice.
Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television. This is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.
"I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too." - Monty

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ISBN-13: 9780241318270
ISBN-10: 0241318270
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 178 x 224 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.90 kg
Editura: Dorling Kindersley - DK
Colecția DK
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Monty Don has been gardening on TV for over 25 years for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, and since 2003 has been the lead presenter on BBC TV's Gardeners' World, which from 2011 has been filmed in his own garden in Herefordshire, Longmeadow.
He is an experienced organic gardener and was President of the Soil Association from 2008 to 2017.
A prolific journalist and author, he was gardening correspondent for the the Observer from 1994 to 2006 and has written a weekly gardening column for the Daily Mail since 2004. He has published 18 books, including his recent Sunday Times bestseller Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.


Down to Earth... is a lovely read, and although it contains all you could wish to know about the eternal verities of mulching, pruning, composting, growing and planting in every type of garden, its central message is that gardening is the secret to living well.
The book is a potboiler of his [Monty Don's] wisdom
The Gardener's World favourite shares 50 years of his gardening experience with readers in this easy to digest gardening book which covers a myriad subjects including shrubs, containers, pests and compost, to growing your own edibles and useful pointers on what to do in each month of the year. In his gentle, easy way, he encourages gardeners to coax the best from their plot and how to delight in the process.
Practical month-by-month advice on gardening from a popular gardener with years of hands-on experience.
A beauty of a book... The chapters are short and clearly marked for quick references when needed and there's an ever so handy monthly guide at the back. It's full with beautiful photographs too which I think are nearly as important as the words.
This book, with its beautifully framed images from the author's own garden, is lyrical with wit and wisdom as it takes the reader through the year, offering practical and sometimes unexpected advice.
What we loved most is that it is like a conversation with Monty as he takes you through his thoughts on many aspects of gardening... highly recommended!
Down to Earth is a pleasure to dip into and would make a satisfying read on days when work in the garden has been curtailed by fading light or cold.


  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The Seasons
  • 3: Weather
  • 4: Nature
  • 5: Place
  • 6: Design
  • 7: Walking and Sitting
  • 8: Colour
  • 9: A New Plot
  • 10: The Small Town Garden
  • 11: The Cottage Garden
  • 12: The Exotic Garden
  • 13: A Modern Urban Garden
  • 14: Wildlife Gardening
  • 15: Children
  • 16: Containers
  • 17: Climbers
  • 18: Flowering Shrubs
  • 19: Lawns
  • 20: Weeds
  • 21: Fungus
  • 22: Pests
  • 23: Compost
  • 24: Tools
  • 25: Planting
  • 26: Growing
  • 27: Pruning
  • 28: Food
  • 29: Grow your own Veg
  • 30: Grow your own Herbs
  • 31: Grow your own Top Fruit
  • 32: Grow your own Soft Fruit
  • 33: Names
  • 34: The Months
    • 1: January
    • 2: February
    • 3: March
    • 4: April
    • 5: May
    • 6: June
    • 7: July
    • 8: August
    • 9: September
    • 10: October
    • 11: November
    • 12: December
  • 35: Index
  • 36: Acknowledgments