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I love gardening and I love books and so most gardening books are a welcome gift at Christmas.  Here are two I have received in recent months to review which I think would make excellent Christmas gifts for a gardener. Keep Calm and Pot On – Good Advice for Gardeners by Liz Dodds would make an excellent stocking filler.  It is a small book only 11cm x 13cm and would easily fit… Read More

I have done very well this year for gardening Christmas presents – I think my family and friends have just given in now.  To start with my boss gave me the lovely Azalea above.  Every Christmas Eve I collect him from town with his food shopping as he doesnt drive and in return I normally get some sort of flower arrangement etc – this year it was the Azalea which I am… Read More

  Whilst catching up on my blog reading whilst nursing a cold I found this interesting post on Veg Plotting’s site.  She has found a web site which is all about sorting your books, The Sorted Book Project.  I have to be honest in saying its all a bit beyond me especially as my head is particularly muzzy at the moment  but I think the general idea is that you sort you… Read More

I found an interesting book in my local library this week –Gardeners, Gurus & Grubs by George Drower. Its full of fascinating articles about a whole range of gardening topics – from the origins of secateurs, lawns and trellis to flame-guns in the Victorian era.  Its well worth a look. I particularly enjoyed the description of the Chinese Wheelbarrows. I am hoping to get some work down in the garden this weekend… Read More