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Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners By Maureen Boland

Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners by Maureen Boland

Condition - Very Good
$11.99
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Summary

This tip book for gardeners is full of effective cures for ailing plants, adages of times past and good common sense. Myths are dispelled, truisms reinforced, and old wives' lore revived. There are explanations on the use of foxglove and camomile, planting herbs, cabbages and carrots.

Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners Summary

Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners by Maureen Boland

Did you know that banana skins, laid just below the surface of the soil, have long been said to be beneficial for roses, and that horticulturists now approve the practice? Or that mulching strawberries with pine needles will improve their flavor? Or that hollyhocks thrive on beer? Maureen and Bridget Boland have been collecting garden wisdom for many years, both from "old wives" and from books ancient and modern. In this charming little volume, they pass on the best of their store of useful and curious information. It will be seized upon with delight by all gardeners who are not afraid of finding a sprinkling of superstition mingled with much good sense.

Additional information

GOR000942574
Old Wives' Lore for Gardeners by Maureen Boland
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
1999-03-05
64
1854794094
9781854794093
N/A
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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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