mythical beliefs run deep into the collective unconscious and once
ingrained as “certain facts” in the public domain, they are difficult to
question, even when they contain contradictions or are demonstrably
untrue. There are many such beliefs in gardening, some with discernible
origins in history, some which have established for no obvious reason. In this book Charles Dowding is asking questions, because mythical beliefs hide methods of easier working, for better results.