"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.
The idea of a secret garden is fascinating, and to be given the privilege of actually viewing a secret garden is all the more exciting. "Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds - a Personal Tour of 20 Private Gardens" opens the gate for us to sneak a look at gardens. Thank you Francis Lincoln Publishers for sending … Continue reading Book Review: Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds’
If you are anything like me, you probably take a lot of time deciding what to buy someone as a gift, whether it be for birthday, Christmas or just to say thank you. However, do you spend as much time in selecting the wrapping? I know I don't always do this and just use any … Continue reading Book review: Giftwrapped by Jane Means