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The Global Gardener By Michael Scott
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Foreword by 'Botanic Man',Professor David Bellamy: This gardening book is the most unusual I have ever read. Really a biography of Michael Scott, who was born in New Zealand. It contains many good... More > tips (and trips) to increase one's knowledge of gardening. An easy read, very slick and full of interest to those who love gardening - or who decide that this is a great way to pay one's way around the earth. ---- 'I blame it on Abies magnifica,' says the author of his decision to leave New Zealand and embark on a horticultural and botanical journey around the world. Taking gardening jobs as he goes, Michael Scott seeks out the plants and gardens he knew previously only from textbooks and observes the flora and people he encounters with a keen, incisive and often caustic wit. From Chapter 22 'The Rugrat'(Gardening in Los Angeles): 'His hairpiece was hopeless. If he'd picked up a squashed rodent from the road and plonked it on his head, it would've looked more authentic.'< Less
The Global Gardener By Michael Scott
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Preface by Prof David Bellamy: 'This gardening book is the most unusual I have ever read. Really a biography of Michael Scott who was born in New Zealand. It contains many good tips (and trips) to... More > increase one's knowledge of gardening. An easy read, very slick and full of interest to those with a garden or who decide that this is a great way to pay one's way around the earth. Reminding us that Earth is more valuable than gold. 'This is a hugely enjoyable book' - Chris Baxter BBC Radio. - 'I blame it on Abies magnifica,' says the author of his decision to leave New Zealand and travel the world in search of the trees, plants and places he knew previously only from botanical textbooks. Taking gardening jobs as he goes, Michael Scott moves from country to country and describes the flora, landscapes - and people - he meets with a keen and incisive wit. Packed with enlivening botanical and historical facts this book will interest anyone who loves plants, gardens and travel - and good writing.< Less