'Wonderfully entertaining . . . Maeve is on cracking form' - Jilly Cooper Lifelong friends Claudia, Ella, Laura and Sal celebrated sixty as the new forty, determined not to let age change things. But now they are looking at the future and wondering how to make growing old more fun. Why not live together and have sunny afternoons on the lawn, helping and supporting each other when any of them need it - and still keep enjoying life? Joined by Claudia’s reluctant husband and Sal’s energetic new fiancé, they ignore the protests of their children and pool their resources in a lovely manor house in the country. Only Laura holds out, determined she still has some living to do, especially now she has met the dashing Gavin through an online dating app. But life still has plenty of surprises in store plus a little romance in what the locals dub a New Age Old Age Commune. But are your best friends the last people you should end up living with? In A Country Garden is a heartwarming, hilarious tale of growing old not-so-gracefully, from the bestselling author of The Time of Their Lives, Maeve Haran.
Observations and Advice from Both Sides of the Garden Gate
Author: Gwen Lutz
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is not intended to be a manual. There are a lot of how-to books readily available if one needs a reference book. Rather this is a journey through the garden and beyond. It is full of tips and advice for green and low maintenance gardening, landscaping and lawn care but it is mostly a journal of life in and around the garden; past, long past and present. It was written to tell the story of not only the authors life in and around the garden but that of the garden, the wildlife that shares it and the land itself.
Release on 2013-08-01 | by Del Merrick,Laurel Choyce
Author: Del Merrick,Laurel Choyce
Pubpsher: Watson Ferguson Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Under the Frangipani Tree Lulu lives quietly under the creamy white umbrella of the frangipani tree in Bobby Sox’s garden. But life has not always been so peaceful! Find out what happens when Bobby Sox gets a bee in her bonnet.
Gardening is about discovering the plants that grow best for you, and creating a setting in which to put them together in the best possible way. The author is well-known for her weekly gardening column in 'The Land'. This book is about the authors search for the best plants for gardening in the New South Wales Central Tablelands, with long, dry summers and regular droughts, and the garden she has been making there since 1988. This is a book for those who enjoy reading the story of a garden and who: live in a sunny climate with dry summers and regular droughts garden on acid soil with rainfall of 500mm per annum or less are interested in designing and maintaining a garden in a dry, sunny climate.
In each of our lives there are a handful of very special books that touch our souls, nurture our desire to learn and explore and give us joy time and time again. Freda Cox brings us such a book in Seasons in a Country Garden. This exquisite book is Cox's personal notebook and sketchbook. Brimming with original designs and interesting information relating to gardens, country life and plants of all kinds, Cox celebrates each month with a calligraphic, illustrated page that the features different plants, wildlife and country lore associated with season. In addition, every month holds its own surprises - whether in a poem by Emily Bronte or Shakespeare, a recipe for homemade potpourri or weather lore through the ages. This remarkable showcase of one woman's artistry will transport readers to a time and place where contemplating the effects of changing seasons in a garden is a necessary pleasure.