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Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow By W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow by W. Heath Robinson


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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

First published in 1938, the book gives an insight into gardening trends on the eve of the Second World War while also addressing common concerns faced by gardeners. Poking gentle fun at a British obsession with a detailed illustration on almost every page, this book will delight both aspiring and experienced gardeners alike.

Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow Summary

Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow by W. Heath Robinson

Ever wondered how to make a garden attractive in December? Or what to do with that corner by the dustbin? Answers to these questions can be found in this compact and charming book of tips for the green-fingered, accompanied by Heath Robinson's highly inventive and humorous cartoons. First published in 1938, the book gives an insight into gardening trends on the eve of the Second World War while also addressing common concerns faced by gardeners. It features many typically elaborate contraptions such as the Combined Telescopic Spaderake for digging and raking at the same time, the Inebriate Roller for making wobbly garden paths and the Osoeezi Slugsticker. While some are patently ridiculous - a lawn is de-thistled and resown with the help of a barrel of grass seed strapped onto a small donkey - others are before their time, such as a special pump that can divert your bathwater into your garden hose, a contraption that is not wildly dissimilar to gadgets on the market today. Finally, the growing of vegetables inspires some sage advice: `with the right kind of upbringing, a marrow will attain astonishing dimensions, and can be used for boasting purposes.' Poking gentle fun at a British obsession with a detailed illustration on almost every page, this book will delight both aspiring and experienced gardeners alike.

Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow Reviews

`If I had come across this invaluable guidebook years ago it would have transformed my gardening life. Essential reading for all sons and daughters of the soil.' -- Alan Titchmarsh

About W. Heath Robinson

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines for achieving simple objectives.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS DEDICATION I DEDICATION II INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I. LAYING OUT THE GARDEN II. PLANTS AND FLOWERS III. CARE OF THE GARDEN IV. THE SEASONS V. THE KITCHEN-GARDEN VI. ROCK-GARDENS, ROOF-GARDENS ETC. VII. THE GARDEN BEAUTIFUL VIII. GARDEN ENTERTAINMENTS TAILPIECE

Additional information

GOR007973090
9781851244553
1851244557
Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow by W. Heath Robinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Bodleian Library
2016-10-07
120
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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