Cook books and gardening books – I’m a sucker for both. So this month I couldn’t but help slip a couple more into the house.
Bob Flowerdew and Charles Dowding are two particular favourite gardeners of mine. Bob is often a panelist on Gardeners Question time which I download as a podcast. I’m also intrigued by No-Dig Gardening as somebody who frequently suffers with a bad back.
I’ve only managed to read the first chapters in both books so far so can’t give an accurate review but flicking through I’m excited about reading them both more fully.
I especially liked the paragraph in Bob Flowerdew’s book “unless you take part in competitions or sell your produce, everything doesn’t need to be manicured beyond perfection, treated with pesticide or fed till it bursts.”
He talks such sense!
I also have an on-going battle with preserving techniques….. as an owner of ten jars of furry strawberry jam I’m determined to get it right this year!