The Joy of Gardening: The Everyday Zen of Mowing the Lawn
'A wonderfully uplifting holistic book with many practical tips' - Mark Lane, BBC Gardener's World presenter and landscape gardener
'A delightful introduction for those wanting to learn ... how to reap the benefits that plants and gardens can have on our own health and wellbeing' - Sally Petitt, Head of Horticulture, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Getting outside, our hands in the earth, watching plants bud then burst into bloom: the slow pleasures of gardening are an age-old tonic for the soul.
From sowing seeds to deadheading flowers, growing your own potatoes to welcoming feathered friends into your own garden, discover the joy to be found in every moment of gardening by slowing down, observing nature and planning ahead for the seasons.
Happiest when surrounded by plants, Ellen Mary is passionate advocate for the benefits of nature for wellbeing, spreading the word through The Plant Based Podcast and her regular talks.
The Joy of Gardening includes:
* Understanding your soil
* How to sow seeds and care for young plants
* Tips for recycling and reducing waste in your garden
* How to encourage wildlife into your garden
* Harvesting and cooking with fresh produce
* Choosing and planting trees for both small and larger gardens
* And much, much more!
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