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My Roots

by Monty Don

My Roots Synopsis

'Gardens are complex and messy and, as in life, there are few easy fixes.' 'Planting trees is deeply satisfying and good for the soul, especially on a winter's day. What else can a human do that leans so far into the future.' Monty Don, the face of British gardening, has written a weekly Observer column on his garden for the past ten years. Over time the columns have been a practical guide, a poetic record of the garden's changing seasons, and also a personal account of how the garden has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground through bad times and good. This is a collection of fifty of Monty's best columns, that will delight his readers and gardeners everywhere. 'Growing vegetables, herbs and fruit should be done in the same spirit as choosing your music or clothes: with a mix of precision and adventure.' 'One swallow may not make a summer but it damn sure made my day.'

My Roots Press Reviews

Overwhelmingly honest, passionate, inspiring, with prose to die for. Like everything else Don does, this purports to be about gardens and gardening but is actually a meditation on family and love * Julie Myerson, Books of the Year, IndependentMail on Sunday on THE JEWEL GARDEN * Praise for THE JEWEL GARDEN:

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340834626
Publication date: 5th June 2006
Author: Monty Don
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Biography: general, Gardening,

About Monty Don

MONTY DON OBE is a well-known gardening writer and broadcaster. He lives with his family, garden and dogs in Herefordshire. His previous books include the Sunday Times bestseller Nigel, The Jewel Garden, Paradise Gardens and Japanese Gardens with Derry Moore, which was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Awards. @TheMontyDon /themontydon

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