A timeless gardening classic by Christopher Lloyd, one of Britain's most highly respected plantsmen, updated for the 21st century. With a new foreword by Anna Pavord.
This is a classic work by a gardener who combines a passionate love of his subject with a critical intelligence and a good helping of wit. THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is packed with the sort of information keen gardeners crave - from planting, weeding and the pleasures of propagation to annuals, water lilies and vegetables.
Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published, THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is as fresh, enlightening and necessary for gardeners in the 21st century as it was when it first appeared more than 40 years ago.
The most inspiring gardening book of the later 20th century - ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN ... is THE gardening classic, as essential to every gardener as a sharp pair of secateurs or a good spade
Packed with the sort of information gardeners crave - from planting and propagation to the pleasures of wild gardening in grass, and fruit and vegetable specialties. He writes with gusto, giving his opinions, his likes and dislikes firmly without worrying whether we agree or disagree with him - COUNTRY HOUSE & HOME
Christopher Lloyd's great classic, THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN, never disappoints me when I'm looking for inspiration ... Lloyd has a wonderful way of describing plants - I can't look at a rhododendron without calling to mind his description of the foliage as "lugubrious", and his likening of gunnera leaves in motion to the sound of "a giant shaving" makes me long for a windy day so I can visit a garden in which they are grown, lie on the grass with my eyes closed and listen - COUNTRY LIVING
This updated classic is as entertaining and relevant to gardeners today as when it was first published, more than 30 years ago. Brimming with information on planting, weeding, pruning and more, Lloyd explores hundreds of garden plants, sharing his successes and failures along the way - GARDENS MONTHLY
One of the definitive gardening books of the 20th century has been updated. When Christopher Lloyd, one of the UK's most respected plantsmen, wrote the book, he established himself as one of those rare breeds of garden writers who not only writes about plants, but writes what he feels and thinks about them too ... The book is far from "sanitised" - how refreshing! - WATER GARDENER