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The Grumpy Gardner's Handbook

by Ivor Grump

Home & Garden

The Grumpy Gardner's Handbook Synopsis

Following in the curmudgeonly footsteps of The Grumpy Driver's and Golfers Handbooks, is a compilation of all things frustrating about maintaining the average domestic garden. Grump's attempts to improve his extra room outdoors are thwarted at every turn. His lawn develops alopecia, his fruit trees are shunned by all pollinating insects, his veg is a big hit with slugs and his Indian sandstone patio becomes an ingenious sunken garden. Chapters include Pruning, Weeding, Compost (Ivor is convinced that cryogenics fan Walt Disney could be happily accommodated in his non-decomposing compost bins), Sheds, Pond-Life, Oh, I Simply Adore Lobelia (people who talk too loudly in show gardens), TV Gardening, Pests and Living With 'Leaf Lady', a woman hell-bent on identifying every foreign leaf that is swept into their garden - and returning it...There is a Grumpy Calendar of seasonal jobs in the garden and how best to avoid them, plus advice on how to impress people with a Slacker's Veg Patch (vegetables that look after themselves more or less).

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ISBN: 9781907554247
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Portico an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781907554247
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Ivor Grump
Publisher: Portico an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Genres: Home & Garden,
Categories: Gardening, Humour collections & anthologies,

About Ivor Grump

Ivor Grump has been attempting golf since the tender age of 14. He was the Worcestershire Golf Club’s junior champion in 1976 and it’s been downhill all the way ever since. His nadir was losing 13 golf balls at Royal Sandwich and failing to complete the course. Grump is one of the founding members of the PGA (Professional Grumps Association).

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