Book Reviews



thevegalmanac The Veg Grower’s Almanac : Martyn Cox
This guide gives all the knowledge you could possibly need to successfully grow vegetables all year round. With sage advice from TV’s longest running gardening programme, Gardeners’ World, this little book will ensure that you get the most out of your garden or plot.
Taking you from season to season, month to month, this practical, illuminating handbook will teach you how to fill your garden with delicious home-grown produce at any time of the year and will advise on the vegetables that will thrive whatever the weather. With tips, hints, facts and insightful quotes, The Veg Grower’s Almanac is an evocative, informative and charming illustrated resource that every gardener should live and grow by.
About the Author
Martyn Cox is the former features editor of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, deputy editor of Gardenlife and was on the editorial teams at Amateur Gardening and Horticulture Week. Now freelance, he writes a weekly gardening column in the Mail on Sunday, and monthly for Saga Magazine, and Grow It. Martyn contributes regularly for many other titles, including the Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Grand Designs, the Daily Telegraph, The English Garden, Homes & Gardens and the Times Magazine.ISBN 978 1 849 90782 8 : BBC Books

kohl Of Cabbages and Kings: the History of Allotments : Caroline Foley
This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. It covers the Enclosure movement, famine, black death, popular uprising and today’s allotment revival and grow your own movement.
About the Author
Caroline Foley is a member of the Garden Media Guild.
ISBN     9780711234093
Format     Hardback
Publication date     4 Sep 2014

ttgardener The Good Gardener: Expert Advice for Every Garden from the National Trust : Simon Akeroyd
Create your ideal garden with this indispensable guide from the National Trust. The Good Gardener explains traditional skills tried and tested by generations of National Trust gardeners, including expert advice from the head gardeners at world-famous Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Stourhead, and reinterprets them for the modern garden – large and small. Packed with illustrated handy tips, step-by-step guides and beautiful photography, this book is suitable for everyone from novice through to expert.
ISBN     9781909881365
Publisher     Pavilion
Format     Hardback
Publication date     April 2015
Number of pages 288