Delightful book written by our very own (Out of My Shed) blogger, Naomi Schillinger. Wonderful account of group of neighbours inspired by Schillinger to starting a community gardening scheme and transform their front gardens and window boxes into productive growing spaces. Includes month by month, practical advice. Joy to read, and hopefully transform London’s car parked front gardens!
Extraordinary story of the making of a garden at Prospect Cottage, situated in the most unlikely of places; on a beach, facing a nuclear power station in Dungeness in Kent. Wonderful photographs by Howard Sooley. Delightful, personal account of a man who clearly loved his garden and had real passion for local plants, wildflowers and gardening.
Wonderful book featuring the garden in British Art from 1800 to present day. Fascinating collection of works spanning three centuries by the likes of (a.o.) Turner, Constable, Freud, to exciting contemporary artists such as Patrick Heron.
An invaluable resource on herbs for any gardener, or cook for that matter. Comprehensive advice on growing, propagating, caring for and cooking with, an extraordinary range of herbs, including not just old favourites, but also lesser known varieties. Absolutely love this book, and our garden is much the (herb) better for it. Now for the kitchen….
Delightful stalwart for the bookshelf about the stories of the people behind the plants, such (a.o.) Miss Willmott’s Ghost, (Dianthus) Mrs Sinkins and (Lupins) George Russell. Lovely, well written book.
Great read based on the experiences of volunteers working at Warley Place. The book is based on Cannell’s own experiences as a volunteer at Warley, and his incredible knowledge of Ellen Willmott.
Very interesting topic and useful as a reference. Could have been more detailed for me, but understandably that may have been difficult due to the breadth of the subject matter.
Great little reference book describing the makers of great British gardens. If still available for purchase, great addition to the bookshelf.
A biography as it ought to be. Wonderfully written, the result of extensive research including private correspondence, accurate, amusing, an absolutely great read. Impossible to put down and highly recommended to anyone interested in gardening, gardeners and/or gardening history.
Fascinating book for any gardener to understand the history of gardens and gardeners. An extraordinarily broad topic to handle, but Brown has done it impeccably. Beautifully written and illustrated.