The Weekend Gardener
by Jon Lamb
Advertiser Newspapers, 1983, ISBN 095986993X, line drawings in text, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing toe edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“Jon Lamb brought a new dimension to gardening advice when he began writing for The Advertiser Weekend section in October, 1980. He has combined a personal love for the bush, his experience as a home gardener and his knowledge of the horticultural industries in his informative weekly articles on gardening in South Australian conditions. This book is a collection of Jon Lamb’s Weekend columns, designed to improve the knowledge and pleasure of gardening in SA.
Jon Lamb draws on a wealth of practical experience gathered during a career interwoven with horticulture and journalism. After spending his early life on the family orchard in Gippsland, Victoria, he graduated form Burnley Horticultural College, Melbourne. Soon afterwards he joined the Australian Broadcasting Commission as a rural broadcaster and much of the next 10 years was spent in intensive horticultural regions such as the Riverland, talking to fruit and vegetable growers and the agricultural research scientists who helped solve their problems.”