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This is an auction for LIFE (AND DEATH) IN A SMALL CITY GARDEN by Philippa Swan.

This is a *** SIGNED *** copy of the book.

"When her miniscule but perfect city courtyard garden transformed itself into an estuarine mudflat (minus wading birds) in the rain, landscape architect Philippa Swan knew it was time for a change. She couldn't exactly visualise her new garden but she knew that she wanted it to be a shortcut out of the city, a 'somewhere-else garden'."

"LIFE (AND DEATH) IN A SMALL CITY GARDEN tells of the disasters and triumphs of making a real garden in an area the size of a single-car garage. Along with tips for using hairdryers and sticky tape in the garden, and turning wine into water, it offers a Mars and Venus explanation for why men like hairy fantasies and growing really big pumpkins, and insights into why courtyard gardens live fast and die young. This hilarious, candid account of contemporary urban gardening will strike a chord with all gardeners, particularly those beseiged by too many grand ideas and not enough cynicism."

About the author:

"Philippa Swan trained as a landscape architect in Melbourne. She travelled tensively before coming back to New Zealand, where she has her own business in Wellington. She is married with a young son."

Paperback 2001.

180 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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