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War Gardens

2018-11-05T11:15:26+01:00November 2nd, 2018|Book Reviews|

"I used to feel as calm in the garden as if I was knitting socks by the fire - it always made me happy" These words, spoken to author Lalage Snow, sum up the peace and fulfillment that can be derived from plants.  It is a sentiment well understood by gardeners.  Yet this, and every interviewee featured in her book 'War Gardens' tells a story of gardening in conflict's dark shadow.