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A month-by-month diary of the life of BBC2's popular new gardener.

A Year in Christine's Garden is the utterly down-to-earth account of one woman's passion for plants. Recounting stories from her hectic life in horticulture, Christine Walkden's diary is a heartwarming account of octogenarian neighbours, living with a film crew and helping friends with their gardening needs.

Reflecting all the charm of her BBC2 television series, Christine's narrative paints a picture of the day-to-day beauty that surrounds her. She likes being outside, she likes walking her dog Tara, she likes watching the light change and she enjoys those little moments when everything seems right in the world.

With irrepressible enthusiasm, she interweaves tips and advice to prove that the best gardens are approachable and achievable. Forget fashion, forget trends - Christine's garden is about no-nonsense planting and growing what you enjoy.

As the year progresses, this warm, but frank diary brings to life all the moments of pride, excitement, relaxation and laugh-out-loud fun that make Christine's garden a haven of contentment.

Reviews

Remember that bit of scrub ground between your front door and the road, adorned only by an empty chip bag and a can of cola? Well, it's time to feel guilty again as the Beeb bring us the wonderful Christine Walkden. Now the down-to-earth Lancastrian has been given her own show to pass on her down-to-earth advice...It almost makes you want to get out into the freezing cold and start weeding. Almost.

Daily Mirror

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    9781446416785

    May 31, 2011

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    336 pages

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    9781846074431

    April 15, 2008

    BBC Books

    336 pages

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