"Go West young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles." - Josiah Bushell Grimmell After being enthralled and inspired reading about 22 very different gardens in 4 counties, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, it really is a case of "Go East", a part… Continue reading Book Review: Secret Gardens of East Anglia
I usually enjoy writing a book review, but occasionally I am sent a book that leaves me totally uninspired. This is not because it isn't a good book, it is, if you are into DIY it will be just what you are looking for. The Raised Bed Revolution by Tara Nolan is published by Cool Springs… Continue reading Book Review: Raised Bed Revolution by Tara Nolan
It is always exciting to get an email from Frances Lincoln Limited asking if I would be interested in reviewing a book due to be released. This time it was The Crafted Hour written by Louise Curley with photographs by Jason Ingram. Louise Curley, also wrote The Cut Flower Patch, a book I reviewed in… Continue reading Book Review: The Crafted Garden
Thank you Frances Lincoln Press for sending me The First Ladies in Gardening to review. I am a little late with this post, the book was published on 5 March 2015.The first thing that struck me was the fabulous photo of Himalayan blue poppies and purple aquilegia on the end papers. I wanted to stop before I… Continue reading Book Review : First Ladies of Gardening.