Seasonal Garden Ideas

Ask yourself, Do I really need another gardening book? If you’re an experienced gardener, the answer may well be no, for there is little in the book Seasonal Garden Ideas that hasn’t been covered elsewhere. BUT, I’ve yet to see a modern gardening book that lays out projects according to the seasons quite like this.

It’s aimed at less serious gardeners, those with a very small garden, or a balcony or even just a windowsill. There are 77 projects grouped monthly according to the calendar, although the index appears to give more as some projects work for a few months.

It’s all about instant results – most of the projects involve buying bulbs, for example, that are just about to flower, rather than buying them in Autumn and planting for Spring. So they’re great for people who don’t want to spend time planning and preparing.

Like a helpful recipe book, the authors of Seasonal Garden Ideas provide a list of ingredients and tell you how long the project will take – an hour to plant up, a weekend to build the border, and so on. They are really trying to make it easy for beginners!

For the price of £3.99 + £2 p&p, this is your guide to fun gardening activities – without the need for a big garden, hard graft or getting into muddy situations!

It comes from the publishers of the Dairy Diary so isn’t available in the shops but can be purchased from your milkman or online at

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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