Science Lends a Hand in the Garden


    THE leading articles in the weekly publication, the Gardeners' Chronicle, are frequently concerned with the application of recent scientific investigations to garden practice. A considerable number of these articles written by Sir Frederick Keeble are now brought together, carefully arranged and published in book form. The author states in the preface: “This book contains what are really talks about gardening––” “They don't set out to teach, but only to let gardeners know what people are gradually learning about plants and the soil they live in.” The author certainly succeeds “In writing these things in the simplest possible way”.

    Science Lends a Hand in the Garden

    By Sir Frederick Keeble. Pp. xi + 307. (London: Putnam and Co., Ltd., 1939.) 10s. 6d. net.

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    Science Lends a Hand in the Garden. Nature 145, 403–404 (1940).

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