The Patient Gardener

This book has suddenly become of great interest to me.  Why is my interest now piqued? Because my back ‘lawn’ is nothing more than a quagmire.  Due to the seemingly never-ending...

If you are a fan of Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett, as I am, then you will enjoy The Layered Garden by David Culp.  The title attracted me as I am...

I have been looking forward, for some months, to receiving a review copy of Tovah Martin’s  The Unexpected Houseplant.  Whilst I have 8 houseplants in my house I do feel as...

I have been increasingly interested in using grasses in the garden but have been slightly nervous  as they are an unknown medium for me and I have seen many badly planted...

As it is World Book Day I was determined to get my review of Monty Don’s Great Gardens of Italy (published by Quadrille) up today if only just! I was apprehensive...

I have been most distracted recently with a book my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas.  Admittedly I had told him that I wanted the book or I wouldn’t have got it. ...

I have a peculiar tendency with hardback books of trying to make them last for ever.  I presume that this is my frugal nature trying to eek out a book that...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Virgins, Weeders and Queens A History of Women in the Garden by Twigs Way. The book looks at the history of women in the garden through...

   I was thrilled to receive this through the post today – my prize from the Blotanical ‘Why do I Garden’ competition.  You can see my entry here – thanks Stuart. The...

Being a readaholic I often get gardening books out of my local libary as I couldnt afford to finance my habit!  I am getting to the point where I have read...