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The Virgin Gardener

A Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year A Daily Telegraph Gardening Book of the Year This is a book of easy projects for virgin gardeners. If you've never done it before, or have been disappointed in the past, these ideas will show you how to get intimate with plants and sex up your living space - indoors or out - without the complicated jargon and off-putting diagrams. You don't have to own a garden, you don't have to get dirty and it won't take up all your time. This book will replace the fear of failure with a sense of fun, so take a deep breath and jump into the flowerbed. Learn how to: * Grow basil from a supermarket plant * Create the perfect posy from garage flowers * Decorate a dinner table * Nurture an orchid * Care for cut flowers * Grow blueberries for muffins And much, much more ...
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Laetitia Maklouf's The Virgin Gardener will do for gardening what Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef did for cooking, inspiring a generation of twentysomethings and thirtysomethings The Virgin Gardener is this year's must-have aspirational lifestyle bible Highly promotable author who regularly writes for The Times with TV interest in her fronting a gardening series

About the Author

Laetitia Maklouf is a single, sexy girl-about-town (30) and a self-confessed plant-murderer who fell in love with plants a few years ago and now wants to share her passion with other gardening virgins. A green-fingered Nigella, she proves effortlessly that a life full of plants is the only one worth living. She studied horticulture at the Chelsea Physic Garden, lives in a flat in West London with her dog, Mr Pug, and dreams of a garden of her own one day.


'Laetitia Maklouf's is a delightfully fresh new voice in the horticultural world that is completely authentic and convincing' Monty Don 'Overflows with easy, yet gorgeous, ideas, which understand the need to produce stunning results with minimum effort. It seems it is possible to be a person with not very much money, space or time and still make a botanical paradise of your home' Style 'With clever advice and plenty of glamour, Laetitia Maklouf demystifies gardening' Vogue 'Laetitia is the patron saint of plants for anyone who doesn't have a garden, who has never had green fingers, or who loves flowers, but glazes over at the mention of pruning and compost' Red

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