The Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith

For the last month the voice of Sue Stuart-Smith has accompanied me on eleven and a half hours of car journeys to and from gar

Book review: The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf

There was a point last year when life was so busy I found spending time in my own garden was depressingly difficult. Gradually

Book Review: Rootbound: Rewilding A Life by Alice Vincent

Full disclosure, Alice is a good friend, so going into Rootbound I kept trying to discern if I enjoyed it because I knew Alice

Book Review: Wilding by Isabella Tree

I found the early scene setting chapters of Wilding interesting if frustrating. ‘Rewilding’ land is something I ha

Book Review: the Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson

The garden I’d love to visit the most at the moment is Dave Goulson’s… and not purely for his homemade cider

Review: RHS The Half-Hour Allotment by Lia Leendertz

I was lucky enough to win The Half-Hour Allotment in a competition in the first months of starting work on my own new allotm

Book Review: Planting in a Post Wild World

Planting in a Post Wild World is for anyone interested in the ethereal natural style planting that’s popular at the moment,

Book Review: The Allotment Book by Andi Clevely

I’ve recently been lucky enough to be given an allotment and my family gave me this book by Andi Clevely for Christmas t

Book Review: RHS Garden Problem Solver

I love the look and feel of this book it has a really nice production. It’s one in a series of four by the RHS that cove

Book Review: The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey

The Cabaret of Plants was a gift from my friends at work for my birthday. Like so many things in life it arrived randomly at e

Book Review: Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns

Ferns are probably my favourite group of plants. They’re odd, secretive and lush. They’re little living time mach

Book Review: Plant Lover’s Guide to Dahlias

When I discovered Dahlia’s properly in 2013/14 it was love at first sight – so an entire book on these plants with

Book Review: Plant Lover’s Guide to Salvias

I can’t remember when or how I discovered Salvias, but last year I bought a few little cuttings from Ebay and that was t

Book review: Gardening at Longmeadow by Monty Don

This 349 page beast contains an entire year of gardening by the  star of Gardener’s World, Monty Don, showcasing the r

Book review: 365 Days of Colour by Nick Bailey

365 Days of Colour is a visually exciting book that is an inventive masterwork by Nick Bailey, head gardener at the Chelsea P

Book Review: Succession Planting for Adventurous Gardeners by Christopher Lloyd

As a novice gardener, there are gardening concepts we all struggle with (dappled shade vs light shade, free draining but water

Book Review: RHS Complete Gardener’s Manual

Without doubt, the RHS Complete Gardener’s Manual is one of the best bargains I’ve picked up in TK Maxx. There, I

Review: RHS Encyclopaedia of Plants and Flowers by Christopher Brickell

The RHS Encyclopaedia of Plants and Flowers is what you call a tome. It is vast.

Review: The Complete Gardener by Monty Don

The word ‘complete’ has never been so accurately used. What I love about Monty Don is that while the rest of us are fussin