Growing to a ripe old age, 50 years in the garden Edward Enfield

Growing to a ripe old age, 50 years in the garden Edward Enfield“Gardens, in my view, often involve too much gardening. This is partly to do with the nature of human beings, who will make a competition out of anything if they possibly can.”

Edward Enfield has only ever had one garden, but his dealings with it have extended over half a century. He came to his three-quarters of an acre knowing nothing about growing anything, and this book is an account of his horticultural successes and failures, inventions and frustrations.

With wry humour, he leads the reader through the thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens and exposes the perfidy of gardening copywriters, while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits of one’s labour.

Author, Edward Enfield was born in 1929. After completing a degree at Oxford University he spent five years working in the Far East. On his return to England he worked for West Sussex County Council. Now retired, he lives in Sussex and writes regularly for The Oldie magazine. He is also a seasoned broadcaster with appearances on Watchdog, the BBC’s Holiday programme, Points of View and The Heaven and Earth Show. He has three daughters and a son.

ISBN: 978 1 84953 170 2 Hardback 192 pages £9.99