Ursula Buchan Back to the Garden

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Back to the Garden

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"With the distant rumble of wars and crashing stock markets in our ears, more than ever gardening is a comforting and soul-enlivening occupation," Ursula Buchan begins her third collection of garden writings. Back to the Garden proves her words as the famed garden writer shares some of the ways in which gardening enriches, enlightens, and fascinates her. Back to the Garden covers a wide range of topics, from the agonies of entering the village flower show to the joy of the rare "Evelyn" rose, from the importance of expecting the unexpected in weather to the surprising satisfaction of growing peas. Exploring these subjects with dry wit and eloquence, and lightly imparting a great deal of information along the way, the author shows how all the big themes of life — from nature, climate, and work, to beauty, bounty, and that "ever striving for the elusive heaven on earth" — are part of this simple activity.

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Ursula Buchan is an award-winning garden journalist and author with more than 30 years' experience. After Cambridge University, she trained as a gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has presented two series on flower shows for Channel 4 and has appeared on BBC radio. She has written columns for the Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Independent, the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph and The Garden magazine and has published many books.

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Deeply informed... --Financial Times

Ursula manages to sweep us along and, in a rather gentle but persistent way, make us better gardeners. --The English Garden

Will prove a pleasure to anyone who likes garden writing to be about more than just plants. Yet these are not just musings - everything is crisp and to the point . . . A reader will be left in no doubt that this writers is a bona fide garden nut . . . but her great talent is to make every column seem relevant. --Daily Telegraph (UK)

A joyous read with accurate observation, plenty of wisdom and a biting wit. --The Garden

January is the time when thoughts begin to turn to the coming year's gardening, and since it is too early yet to act on them, Ursula Buchan's Back to the Garden will be the source of much food for thought. --House & Garden

Gardeners love to give advice: inspiring others is much harder. But that's what Ursula Buchan manages in this book of essays, as she leads us through the delights and humor of gardening. What better way to spend your mid-dig pause than with a page or two of Ms Buchan's company. Back to the Garden is well crafted to fit into your green-fingered schedule or to while away an inclement day. The perfect thoughtful gift, but a pleasure for you too. --Waterstone's Books Quartely

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