The Ivington Diaries

Monty Don

The Ivington Diaries

Monty Don and his wife Sarah moved into their semi-derelict farmhouse at Ivington in 1992, and their garden is the most tangible symbol of the spectacular way in which they have since thrived. Springing with amazing vigour from the soil behind the house, this space has been central to Monty's life; ever since he dug the very first border, he has obsessively written about it. The Ivington Diaries is a personal collection of Monty's jottings from the past fifteen years and is generously illustrated with his own photographs. 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
The Ivington Diaries

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Home & Garden
Format Hardback
Pages 384
RRP £25.00
Date of Publication October 2009
ISBN 978-1408802496
Publisher Bloomsbury
 

Monty Don and his wife Sarah moved into their semi-derelict farmhouse at Ivington in 1992, and their garden is the most tangible symbol of the spectacular way in which they have since thrived. Springing with amazing vigour from the soil behind the house, this space has been central to Monty's life; ever since he dug the very first border, he has obsessively written about it. The Ivington Diaries is a personal collection of Monty's jottings from the past fifteen years and is generously illustrated with his own photographs.

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Reviews

The Sunday Times

James McConnachie

It is a creative edit of 10 years’ worth of Monty’s garden diaries. If that sounds like a cynical way to scramble a book together, perhaps it is — but it deserves to become a gardening classic anyway. It is thoughtful, kindly, moving and, for all that the pearls of gardening wisdom are few, says more about the real business of a garden than any manual.

11/10/2009

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