Weeds and How I Learned to Love Them – Most of the Time
What is a weed? Why are they so successful and hard to eradicate? Can we really learn to love them?Author Ruth Binney reflects on her personal experiences of gardening and weeds. She explores what really makes a weed, their role in folklore and in our ecosystem.
She looks at some well known weeds, their merits and demerits, from Japanese knotweed to the healing properties of dandelions. She also touches on eco-friendly means of weed control and, of course, how to make weeds ‘acceptable’ in the garden. Weeds on Trial is sold at Kew and other major gardens Ruth will be signing copies, along with its companion volume Garden Wildlife on Trial.
Ruth Binney has studied plants and enjoyed gardening since her childhood spent in Tiverton, Devon. She has had a long and successful career in publishing, as an editor of illustrated non-fiction and as author of a wide range of books whose subjects also include the lore and legends of plants and animals, the English countryside, country houses and numbers. She enjoys painting and drawing, particularly landscapes, and time with her family in Cardiff where she now lives.
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