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Old 15-08-2003, 09:32 AM
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Very cool that you actually managed to meet Christo..


Quite easy really, just emailed them and asked when he would be there. I
explained it was a Birthday 'Present' and they put it in his diary that
Joan would be there. We were pleasantly surprised that when I introduced
Joan and remarked it was her Birthday, he said 'Oh yes I remember' :-))
Apparently he takes a 'walk about' in the gardens late afternoons when
he is there, he also walks about in the early mornings, but the grounds
are closed.

I ama big fan of
his.. We have his excellent Gardener Cook book and his style is unique.
//
Jim


I haven't read any of his books, Joan is the gardener, but she does show
me 'snippets' here and there and explains 'That is what I want to do'
and if it involves the hardware, out comes the spade, spirit level, etc.
Not just his books, but what seems like 100's of gardening books, which
leads me to ask the question, 'Why do gardeners have so many books?'

Mike

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Old 15-08-2003, 09:42 AM
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On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 08:28:23 +0100, Mike
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I haven't read any of his books, Joan is the gardener, but she does show
me 'snippets' here and there and explains 'That is what I want to do'
and if it involves the hardware, out comes the spade, spirit level, etc.
Not just his books, but what seems like 100's of gardening books, which
leads me to ask the question, 'Why do gardeners have so many books?'


a)They are an excuse for avoiding/postponing physical work.

b) People give them as presents
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Old 15-08-2003, 10:43 AM
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Mike wrote:


I haven't read any of his books, Joan is the gardener, but she does show
me 'snippets' here and there and explains 'That is what I want to do'
and if it involves the hardware, out comes the spade, spirit level, etc.
Not just his books, but what seems like 100's of gardening books, which
leads me to ask the question, 'Why do gardeners have so many books?'


Gardening is such a huge topic of interest that there's always something
new, or at least a variety of ways to do things.. there isn't always a
'right' answer..
Books offer us a chance to 'meet' other styles and views of gardening
that we might otherwise miss. esp when written by great characters..
Christopher Llyoyd springs to mind at once as does Hugh Johnson.
//
Jim
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Old 15-08-2003, 10:43 AM
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Mike wrote:


I haven't read any of his books, Joan is the gardener, but she does show
me 'snippets' here and there and explains 'That is what I want to do'
and if it involves the hardware, out comes the spade, spirit level, etc.
Not just his books, but what seems like 100's of gardening books, which
leads me to ask the question, 'Why do gardeners have so many books?'


Gardening is such a huge topic of interest that there's always something
new, or at least a variety of ways to do things.. there isn't always a
'right' answer..
Books offer us a chance to 'meet' other styles and views of gardening
that we might otherwise miss. esp when written by great characters..
Christopher Llyoyd springs to mind at once as does Hugh Johnson.
//
Jim
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Old 17-08-2003, 12:32 PM
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In article 1fzq77f.xc5pdhiwblsyN%[email protected] imited.net
, Jim W writes
Mike wrote:


I haven't read any of his books, Joan is the gardener, but she does show
me 'snippets' here and there and explains 'That is what I want to do'
and if it involves the hardware, out comes the spade, spirit level, etc.
Not just his books, but what seems like 100's of gardening books, which
leads me to ask the question, 'Why do gardeners have so many books?'


Gardening is such a huge topic of interest that there's always something
new, or at least a variety of ways to do things.. there isn't always a
'right' answer..
Books offer us a chance to 'meet' other styles and views of gardening
that we might otherwise miss. esp when written by great characters..
Christopher Llyoyd springs to mind at once as does Hugh Johnson.
//
Jim


:-((

I have just read that reply out to Joan who was taking a breather from
OU Studies.

:-((

"Hugh Johnson? Oh that's a new name to me. I would like to know more
about him"

Mike
Off to buy some wood to make yet more bookshelves :-((


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