Small Garden by John Brookes book review

Hundreds of brilliant ideas for small spaces. If you have a outside space, however small, in town, suburb or country, design and style can transform it for your use and delight, writes this books author John Brookes. In a chapter called ‘Living Rooms’ the book suggests that planting is just one of the design elements … Read more

Patio Produce book review

How to Cultivate a Lot of Home-grown Vegetables from the Smallest Possible Space. A recent survey suggested that five million people wanted to ‘live the good life’ and keep chickens, grow some of their own food and somehow achieve a level of self sufficiency, writes the books author Paul Peacock. He sets about showing the … Read more

Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month book review

The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year. In the introduction to this book author John Harrison says “When I set up my allotment website I became aware of how many people were growing their own vegetables for the first time. These new vegetable growers were looking for a simple, straightforward guide, written … Read more

Grow Your Own Garden book review

I have been reading Grow Your Own Garden: How to Propagate All Your Own Plants by Carol Klein. It is a pleasure to find a book on propagation in plain English that I don’t need a degree in horticulture to understand. Carol is obsessive about propagation. I have seen her own garden, Glebe Cottage in … Read more