Eion Scarrow

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Eion Alexander Scarrow (9 November 1931 – 25 April 2013) was a New Zealand gardening personality, broadcaster and author.

Biography[edit]

Scarrow presented the gardening show Dig This on New Zealand television from 1972 until 1986, first on regional television in Auckland and then on national network television from 1975.[1] For 30 years he hosted radio gardening shows, and was a prolific author of gardening books, writing over 20 titles.[2]

Scarrow died at Te Kauwhata in 2013.[3]

Books[edit]

Titles written by Scarrow include:

  • New Zealand vegetable gardening guide. Books for Pleasure, Auckland (1976)
  • Eion Scarrow's question & answer book on gardening. Books for Pleasure, Auckland (1977)
  • New Zealand gardening under glass. Books for Pleasure, Auckland (1979)
  • More questions & answers on gardening. Lansdowne, Auckland (1981)
  • Eion Scarrow's Guide to gardening in New Zealand. Lansdowne, Auckland (1983)
  • The complete Eion Scarrow gardening handbook. Cobb/Horwood, Auckland (1983)
  • Container gardening. BCNZ Enterprises, Auckland (1985)
  • Vegetable gardening. BCNZ Enterprises, Auckland (1985)
  • Fruit trees. TVNZ Publishing, Auckland (1986)
  • Greenhouse gardening. TVNZ Publishing, Auckland (1986)
  • Lawns and ground cover. TVNZ Publishing, Auckland (1986)
  • New Zealand native trees and shrubs. TVNZ Publishing, Auckland (1986)
  • Eion Scarrow's guide to indoor plants. Inprint New Zealand, Wellington (1987)
  • Eion Scarrow's citrus handbook. Bateman, Auckland (1992)
  • Ask Eion about gardening: over 200 problems solved. Bateman, Auckland (1993)
  • The complete New Zealand gardener: a practical guide (with Geoff Bryant). Bateman, Auckland (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dig This - series. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ Kirk, Stacey (27 April 2013). "Gardening personality Eion Scarrow dead". The Press. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Eion Alexander Scarrow - Obituary". New Zealand Herald. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.