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Digging for Victory: Wartime Gardening with Mr Middleton

by C H Middleton
£9.99   hardback  Aurum Press (2008)

Digging for Victory: Wartime Gardening with Mr Middleton by C H Middleton

"These are critical times, but we shall get through them, and the harder we dig for victory the sooner will the roses be with us."
(Mr Middleton)
The Dig for Victory campaign began in Britain in September 1940. In the event of the war lasting more than a few months, the government hoped to avert hunger by encouraging people to grow their own food. Formal gardents, lawns and sports pitches were dug up and transformed into makeshift allotments.
The campaign was launched by the first celebrity gardener, Mr Middleton, on the BBC's Home Service. Mr Middleton's endearing reflections on each month in his garden reached around 3.5 million listeners and were collected in book form for the first time in 1942. This new edition of Digging For Victory brings Mr Middleton's pearls of wisdom to a new generation of gardeners who are increasingly interested in growing their own food.

ISBN 13: 9781845133719 | ISBN 10: 1845133714