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 â€“ 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 andÂ tell you how long the project will take â€“ 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 Â£3.99 + Â£2 p&p, this is your guide to fun gardening activities â€“ without the need for a big garden, hard graftÂ 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 www.dairydiary.co.uk.