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Outside in my Dressing Gown : and Other Poems for Garden Lovers.

Author: Cowley Liz
Publisher: London : Bene Factum Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Liz has always loved gardening ever since she was a child, and is frequently outside in her dressing down first thing in the morning,?like so many of us who love their gardens.' This is her fourth book of humorous verse, but her first on gardens and gardeners (and probably the first humorous poetry collection ever about amateur gardeners).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cowley Liz
ISBN: 9781909657007 190965700X
OCLC Number: 843639800
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; SPRING; Where have you been hiding for so long?; Here at last; A new spring in your step; Wildly out of place; Butterfly; A flop; Gone; Wallflowers; A giant mistake; I'm a cuckoo; An instant lift; Lettuces; Blackbird; God, that's embarrassing!; The belles of the ball; A roof terrace; You've got permission!; Digging deep; Health and stupidity; A sad tail; Tree of heaven; Guilt; Nails; Tulipomania, Holland, 1630s; The jay --
a true story; Latin; Why is the willow weeping?; A high rise flat; SUMMER; Summer; Failing flowers; Picnics. Outside in my dressing gownI know I'm not a rarity; Ground elder; Suburban lament; A ballad about a salad; My sister's complaint; Battleground; Living with Leylandii; Dragonflies; Wasp-watching; Nature's a demanding boss; An unholy alliance; Moving; Snails; Ugh!; Summer in the country; Nightmare; A growing mystery; Rambling Rector; Are you named after a flower?; A south-facing garden; Drought intolerant; Mowing; Water, water everywhere, and not a drop that's free; Allotment wars; Hollyhocks; Talking to vegetables; What kind of soul is it?; Herbaceous borders; Favourite view; Hedgehog. A west-facing gardenFoxgloves; Fuchsias; The language of flowers; An east-facing garden; Antirrhinums; For Ray and Onya; Chelsea Flower Show; Hampton Court Flower Show; Sissinghurst; Swallow's nest; A north-facing garden; Buddleia and butterflies; Vegetable garden; My Mr Gatsby; A botanist puts me right; I wander happy, not a cloud; Robin; My god-daughter Sophie --
another true story; AUTUMN; Autumn; Pieris forestii; Autumn years; Thorpeness, Suffolk; Sod's Law; The garden centre; 'My garden has to be tidy'; Leaves me cold; I wander lonely as a cloud; Elderflower; The pond; 'Have you noticed?' GladioliBryology; Bloody neighbour; Garden statuary; Wildly ignorant; A bet; Memories of my mother; WINTER; Winter; Wandering off again; You're all rotters; Poinsettias; A potting shed; Mary and her secret garden; Groan; Rubbish; Viagra; My friend Tricia; Abraham Cowley; Ah, yet; Floating quiche tins; Holly; A garden graveyard; Demented; Tennis ball; Inside in my dressing gown; Mistletoe; Christmas, what have I done?; Mid January; The legacy of plants; A happy ending; Gardeners have the last word; Copyright.

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Liz has always loved gardening ever since she was a child, and is frequently outside in her dressing down first thing in the morning,?like so many of us who love their gardens.' This is her fourth book of humorous verse, but her first on gardens and gardeners (and probably the first humorous poetry collection ever about amateur gardeners).

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