Growing to a Ripe Old Age

  • by Edward Enfield
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 4 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edward Enfield has only ever had one garden, but his dealings with it have extended over half a century. He came to his three quarters of an acre knowing nothing about growing anything, and this book is an account of his horticultural successes and failures, inventions and frustrations, discoveries and developments. With wry humour, he leads us through the thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens, and exposes the perfidy of gardening copywriters, while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits of your labour.


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loved this

Like all of Edward Enfield's books I have read or heard, this is a little gem. Imagine perhaps you have an uncle or grand dad who has wonderful tales to tell about being alive and the simple joy of living. Not about spies or earth shattering love affairs, this is more about the joy of real asparagus and green beans and the kind of life each of us could live if we wanted.
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- Sandy "Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach."

Mildly funny from someone completely out of touch

It was funny in some places, but if the author really believes what he is saying in relation to much of his gardening advice, its really quite dubious. He has some good stories, Bill Wallis' performance is (as always) superb, it makes a mildly interesting listen, but I wouldn't recommend purchasing it if you have something else on your list.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios