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The courtyard jungle, Kerry Carman

Life (and death) in a Small City Garden Philippa Swan Godwit, $24.95, ISBN 1869620798 In the vast and varied field of literature, gardens and writing are a classic pairing. Well-told stories of personal experience are few and far between, grist…
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Weeding greased piglets in the rain, Angela Sears

Unfolding Seasons: Leaves from the Listener Garden Diary Kerry Carman, Random Century, 1992, $24.95 Kerry Carman shares her vast knowledge of plants and gardening with ease and charm. She is a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, a founder-member of…
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Two outstanding plant books, Kerry Carman

Flowering Plants of New Zealand Colin Webb, Peter Johnson and Bill Sykes DSIR Botany, Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1990, $39.95 Wildflowers of New Zealand Owen Bishop Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1990, $39.95 ‘Wildflower air is the sweetest air’, wrote Richard Jeffries…
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