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Perennial plants and how to garden them by Alan Titchmarsh
Review of Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Perennial Garden Plants - Alan Titchmarsh by mumsymary

Advantages: Useful ideas
Disadvantages: None,

...to garden Perennial garden plants Alan Titchmarsh How to garden Perennial garden plants How to garden Perennial garden plants is a book from the Series How to Garden written by Alan Titchmarsh. The photographs m ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
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02.06.2017 10:19
~ Alan Titchmarsh Guides us Gently ~
Review of Alan Titchmarsh, the Gardener's Year - Alan Titchmarsh by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Easy to follow, use as guide or inspiration
Disadvantages: The year is no longer predictable

The Gardener’s Year Alan Titchmarsh Like so many, as a self taught gardener I used to avidly watch the Alan Titchmarsh television programmes and have a large collection of gardening books. Here today, I am reviewing a book that combines the two and ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
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31.05.2017 06:52
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Not just a Colourful Container garden but an Ultimate Container
Review of Colourful Container Gardens - Stephanie Donaldson by mumsymary

Advantages: good book lots of pictures
Disadvantages: ?

...Donaldson in the category for Colourful Container Gardens - Stephanie Donaldson...... However this is because Ciao would not accept my request for a new category said ... Read review

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29.05.2017 09:06
How many kinds of sweet flowers grow In an English country garden
Review of Cottage Garden Flowers - Sue Philips by mumsymary

Advantages: Good to browse
Disadvantages: none

...my eye to borrow was Cottage Garden flowers, a Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley handbook by Sue Phillips. This book first published in 200 ... Read review

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21.05.2017 08:02
Grdening for the kitchen with Alan Titchmarsh
Review of The Kitchen Gardener - Alan Titchmarsh by mumsymary

Advantages: good book
Disadvantages: none

Today I shall be reviewing the book, Alan Titchmarsh, The Kitchen Gardener: Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. This is a BBC book, a hardcover first published in 2008. Alan Titchmarsh is a well known professional gardener and gardening journalist, as well as ... Read review

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19.05.2017 10:19
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Hardly wicked, - just a tiny bit mischievous perhaps.
Review of Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate & Otherwise Offend - Amy Stewart by Nymphypig

Advantages: Some of the drawings are really very pretty, some interesting content
Disadvantages: Really quite dull in parts, brevity of information, disordered layout

...so when I saw Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend' ... Read review

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07.01.2016 14:11
Pretty forking good but expensive book
Review of Fork to Fork - Monty Don by StewwyB

Advantages: Very useful and easy to follow
Disadvantages: Expensive

Introduction If, like me, you grow your own fruit and vegetables, then you’ll probably be on the lookout for decent recipes to use your own home grown produce in. I think growing your own food and cooking go hand in hand, and Monty Don’s book “F ... Read review

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I'll remember this one, if I happen to see it in a second hand book sale. by KateHurst
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10.10.2015 08:20
Don't keep off the grasses, get into them!
Review of Gardening with Ornamental Grasses - Roger Grounds by 2mennycds

Advantages: Great starting point, easy to access, full of ideas
Disadvantages: None

Gardening is as prone to fads and fancies as any other pastime and hobby, and in recent years there has been a surge of interest in growing ornamental grasses. Those whose gardens became reminiscent of the South American pampas with its grass of the same ... Read review

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great review. by danielclark691
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01.10.2015 09:54
(11.10.2015 13:14)
Not so weedy now eh?
Review of 101 Uses for Stinging Nettles - Piers Warren by StewwyB

Advantages: This book has made me see nettles in a whole new light
Disadvantages: there's an increased risk of stinging now that you'll want to pick them!

Introduction Before stumbling across this book on Amazon, (and subsequently buying it) I held the opinion, along with most people that nettles were as useful as an iron lung at an airport metal detector. Indeed, the Latin name for nettles - Urt ... Read review

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Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
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25.09.2015 16:48
The Best Guide To British Trees Available!
Review of Collins Complete Guide - British Trees: A photographic guide to every common species - Paul Sterry by justarube

Advantages: Vast amount of information; great quality photographs.
Disadvantages: None.

I bought this book a couple of years ago after being impressed by another of the Collins' Complete Guide books. I wanted to find a very in depth book to help me identify trees. Before buying this I had a couple of other books that contained guides to tree ... Read review

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06.07.2015 08:02
Get Gardening
Review of 21st-century Smallholder - Paul Waddington by missrarr

Advantages: Readable, affable, informative, inspiring, thought provoking and honest
Disadvantages: Seasoned practitioners might find it a bit lightweight but equally might find something new

I love to cook and as an extension of that I have become an avid gardener. With the turn of the year, I am already keen for the first days when I can start vegetable seeds off, even if they are still weeks and weeks away… So, to tide myself over until I ... Read review

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well reviewed by StewwyB
That sounds well worth reading. by Kukana
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15.01.2015 11:19
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Allotment Month by Month - will my backyard count instead?
Review of Allotment Month by Month - Alan Buckingham by StewwyB

Advantages: Very useful, good size, invaluable resource to take camping, walking, on holiday etc
Disadvantages: Some people refuse to grow food and instead have marigolds and petunias. Boring

...me in my garden – Allotment Month by Month. However, to keep the Soap ... Read review

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26.12.2014 15:54
A slice of organic life is just that, a slice not a full pie
Review of A Slice of Organic Life: Get Closer to the Soil Without Going the Whole Hog by StewwyB

Advantages: Provides some interesting start points to lead an organic life
Disadvantages: Not enough information, more of a snapshot than a full blown "how to" guide

...that the goal of living a truly organic lifestyle is within the reach of most, but in my house it’s what we aim for. We’re certainly a long way from being fully organic, for all sorts of reasons, but all the things we do that can be classed a ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
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29.10.2014 20:35
Tells Me All I Need To Know
Review of Jekka's Complete Herb Book - Jekka McVicar by Viborg

Advantages: Beautifully presented, informative with expert advice.
Disadvantages: It could take a little while to find your way around it.

Why Herbs I’ve been interested in plants and gardening for as long as I can remember. My interest was rekindled by the late, great Geoff Hamilton, who seemed to make everything seem so easy and attainable. I enjoy cooking, too, so it’s natural that ... Read review

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well reviewed - I've had this on my amazon wishlist for a while now, must get round to getting it! by StewwyB
Great review x by emmad5689
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10.07.2013 17:59
A history book about vegetables - yes, really!
Review of Forgotten Fruits - Christopher Stocks by ryeb

Advantages: Challenges other research, helps you to choose historic crops local to you
Disadvantages: Some of the entries are brief and not very informative

I have a nerdish interest in the history of gardening, partly because I work as a garden trainee in an old garden and partly because I like both history and growing things. So I was delighted to find a second hand copy of Christopher Stocks' book "Forgott ... Read review

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15.04.2013 17:29
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