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A Dark History of British Gardening

Biographer and historian Jenny Uglow considers the less lovely aspects of the British character that blossom in the garden

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5/5 Jenny Uglow considers gardeners' 'xenophobia'.

Fri 4 Nov 2011 23:00 BBC Radio 3

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