Category: Non-Fiction/Gardening – Hardcover: 224 pages – Publisher: Ebury Press (Random House) – Source: Independent bookshop
First Published: 2001
A guide to month-by-month container gardening for those wishing to maximize all available gardening space. The author has managed to cultivate a fully functional vegetable garden on the roof terrace of her London home. She also includes innovative ideas such as creating a wormery and a compost bin.
Full of interesting little asides, daydreamings and humour this is a really special little book. The size of it is just perfect for lounging around on a sofa planning what to grow. I have a pad full of scrawl to work with now on my grand scheme… This book delivers exactly what I wanted, a mix of practical info about specific herbs and veggies and more whimsical musings about the pleasures of gardening and eating your own food. It’s a good combination and makes this a book to keep alongside all the more practical guides.
Right now, living in the city centre, a few pots of things scattered around window ledges is the closest I am going to get to a garden for a while.
2012 EDIT: I still haven’t got a decent garden but I do now have an allotment. :)
Rating: 8/10 (My Book Review Scale)