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The Hedge Man Humour and Horticulture: The Collected John Cushnie by John Cushnie

The Hedge Man Humour and Horticulture: The Collected John Cushnie

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The Hedge Man Humour and Horticulture: The Collected John Cushnie by John Cushnie

This is a wonderful collection of the much loved John Cushnie's best writing for the Daily Telegraph 's Gardening supplement. It is journalism at its best, in which he achieved the perfect balance of horticulture and humour, good sense and fun. Cushnie was the master of the one liner, and pulls his readers into his articles with vigorous, fast-moving prose that is a joy to read. More than any other gardening writer today, Cushnie brings his subject alive - whether the finer points of garden design, the intricacies of planting up a rock garden, or the romance of growing climbers up a tree. He was highly opinionated, often contrary, always off-beat, but dispensed sound horticultural tips and advice with warmth and humour. When asked by Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 to comment on hedges, John Cushnie answered: 'I love yew'. This mischievous response was typical of Cushnie - funny, quick witted and irreverent - and resulted in Evans nicknaming him 'The Hedge Man'.

About the Author

John Cushnie was gardening editor of Ireland's Homes Interior and Living magazine, a panellist on BBC Radio 4's 'Gardeners' Question Time' for 15 years and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph. He ran a landscape design and contracting company from County Down, Northern Ireland. He sadly died last year.

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Publication date

16th September 2010


John Cushnie

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Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson


256 pages





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