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Overview

'A real find.... and a must read for all who enjoy good writing.' - J. Barry
Humour, wit, passion, science - not a dull page in the whole book. He makes gardening sexy! - Richard Kirby, BBC Natural History Unit cameraman/director.
'I blame it on Abies magnifica,' says the author of his decision to leave New Zealand and travel the world, working as a gardener. Seeking out the trees, plants, gardens and arboreta he knew previously only from textbooks, Michael Scott describes the flora, and people, he meets with a unique, incisive and enlightening style.
Introduction by 'Botanic Man' Professor David Bellamy: 'This is the best gardening book I have ever read and it is surely the most entertaining work that has ever been written on the subject. It contains a wealth of information which will further the reader's knowledge of gardening - but it is the way it is told that is so delightful, descriptive, hilarious and unique. This is a book that should be read by everyone at least once in their lives. D.B.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493632367
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Michael Scott is a botanist who describes himself as having 'a dynamic and romantic relationship with flora and fauna' He lives in Gloucestershire, England where he strives to formulate practical action plans to preserve and revere the natural world. Here are two of his latest:
1) It is easy to stop illegal logging - loggers must make lots of noise, smoke etc so are easily located. Send in Special Forces to destroy their mills, saws, vehicles etc - they'd soon be bankrupt and have to stop logging.
2) Trees can add 5-10% to the value of a house - all expensive neighbourhoods are full of trees - so don't cut them down!

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