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The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook Ivor Grump

The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook By Ivor Grump

The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook by Ivor Grump


$13.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Following in the curmudgeonly footsteps of The Grumpy Driver's and Golfer's Handbooks, this is a compilation of all things frustrating about maintaining the average domestic garden.

The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook Summary

The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook by Ivor Grump

Following in the curmudgeonly footsteps of The Grumpy Driver's and Golfer's Handbooks, this is a compilation of all things frustrating about maintaining the average domestic garden. Grump's attempts to improve his "extra room outdoors" are thwarted at every turn. His lawn develops alopecia, his fruit trees are shunned by all pollinating insects, his veg is a big hit with slugs and his Indian sandstone patio becomes an ingenious sunken garden.

Chapters include Pruning, Weeding, Compost (Ivor is convinced that cryogenics fan Walt Disney could be happily accommodated in his non-decomposing compost bins), Sheds, Pond Life, "Oh, I Simply Adore Lobelia"; (people who talk too loudly in show gardens), TV Gardening, Pests and Living With Leaf Lady, a woman hell-bent on identifying every foreign leaf that is swept into their garden - and returning it...

There is a Grumpy Calendar of seasonal jobs in the garden and how best to avoid them, plus advice on how to impress people with a Slacker's Veg Patch (vegetables that look after themselves more or less).

About Ivor Grump

Ivor Grump has been attempting golf since the tender age of 14. He was the Worcestershire Golf Club's junior champion in 1976 and it's been downhill all the way ever since. His nadir was losing 13 golf balls at Royal Sandwich and failing to complete the course. Grump is one of the founding members of the PGA (Professional Grumps Association).

Additional information

GOR002900006
9781907554247
1907554246
The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook by Ivor Grump
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2011-02-03
176
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