Red Undies & Dutchman's Trousers: Naughty Plants for Every Occasion

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In this hilarious approach to the world of gardening, "whoretoculturalist" Sacha Langton-Gilks exposes the hidden meanings behind plant nomenclature, with a nod to all things naughty in the garden. Novice gardeners can discover the right conditions to attain momentous results from the often neglected Clitoria, or learn the self-seeding abilities of Sisyrinchium, also known as E. K. Balls. Other sections include The Gay Boy’s Border and Plants to Give People You Hate, where you will learn how to best bestow a gift of Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sanseviera trifasciata) on your worst enemy. Cleverly illustrated and packed with over the top planting tips, this is the rollicking best friend to every seasoned gardener.

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