by George McKay - £14.99 Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780711235380 | ISBN 10: 0711235384
"War is the natural occupation of man... war - and gardening."In the common public perception, contemporary gardening is understood as suburban, as leisure activity, as television makeover opportunity. Its origins are seen as religious or spiritual (Garden of Eden), military (the clipped lawn, the ha-ha and defensive ditches), aristocratic or monarchical (the stately home, the Royal Horticultural Society). Radical Gardening travels an alternative route, through history and across landscape, linking propagation with propaganda. For everyday garden life is not only patio, barbecue, white picket fence, topiary, herbaceous border.
(Winston Churchill to Siegfried Sassoon, 1918)
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