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The pottery gardener : flowers and hens at the Emma Bridgewater factory
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The Emma Bridgewater factory is a thriving visitor attraction and a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery; but tucked within is a walled garden bursting with nectar-rich, jazzy-toned flowers and hen houses of rare-breed chickens. In this beautiful book, the site's gardener, florist and poultry keeper Arthur Parkinson descriptively and visually shares his stunning work. With seasonal tips on container planting, plant profiles and helpful guides to keeping fowl and flower-arranging, The Pottery Gardener is sure to delight gardeners, hen fanciers and Emma Bridgewater fans alike.
Table of Contents
Foreword    Emma Bndgewaterp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Part 1The Gardener
Mill Yardp. 15
Hens of the Duchessp. 20
The Gift of a Mugp. 27
Discovering Sarah and Finding the Gardenerp. 28
Emma Bridgewaterp. 32
Part 2The Emma Bridgewater Garden
Wallsp. 47
Raised Beds and Soilp. 47
Dustbinsp. 55
Troughsp. 59
Trough Pondp. 63
Greenhouses on the Factory Roofp. 65
Staking in the Gardenp. 69
Succession of plantingp. 72
Part 3Your Garden
Attracting Beesp. 86
Arranging Flowersp. 93
Keeping Poultryp. 110
Hensp. 110
Ducksp. 129
Part 4Seasonal Plants and Jobs
Springp. 135
Summerp. 163
Autumnp. 179
Winterp. 205
Epiloguep. 217
Recommended Suppliersp. 218
More Resourcesp. 219
Acknowledgementsp. 221
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