Synopses & Reviews
Set against the changing social scene in Walesas the traditional culture of coal mining, heavy engineering, and poverty gave way to a greener landscape and more affluent communitythis is the story of a man with a great passion in life. Terry Walton's allotment, a small parcel of land for gardening, has been the center of his universe. From the first time he opened his eyes in a nursing home the other side of the allotment fence to his current role as media personality on radio, TV, and in the press, Terry's tale unfolds in fascinating detail. He lovingly documents the changes over the years, the characters he meets and his own heartfelt conversion to organic gardening methods. This fascinating memoir also includes anecdotes, topical tips, and family recipes plus delightful line drawings, which will make it the perfect gift for gardeners and allotmenteers.
A heartwarming, delightful memoir from a man who has kept a garden allotment in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales for over fifty years. Terrys memoir documents the changes the valley has seen over the years and his own conversion to organic gardening.
About the Author
Terry Walton was born in 1946 in the Rhondda, and has lived in the South Wales all his life. He has gardened, since the age of four, on the same allotment. Most of Terry's working life was spent with a local company, where he finished as managing director. Since then a new career has beckoned in the media following his appearance on Radio 2.