Following moderately hotly on the heels of suggestions for Christmas presents, here's a round-up of books I've reviewed over the past few years that you might have forgotten about but would also make good presents. I've enjoyed each and every one and, if you're not familiar with them already, this might be the moment to give yourself a treat.
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Published by in 2009, this compilation of writing by my favourite garden writer is humorous, touching and a great introduction to his work. See also Green Grows the City by him.
The gentle, lyrical story of a Shropshire garden, packed with history, contemplation and character.
Unusual and quirky as a present, but a fascinating insight into the role of the Land Girl during WW2.
What veg gardener hasn't toyed with the idea of keeping hens?
Graham Rice is always knowledgeable, readable and brings new ideas to the table. There's also his Planting for the Dry Shade Garden.
Every prospective back garden fruit grower would enjoy Grow a Little Fruit Tree.
Fascinating book that spells out the science of plants and pooh-poohs some standard ways of working.
John Walker's thought-provoking collection of articles, taking a closer look at gardening and our impact on the planet.
If you click through to the reviews, you'll find that some will then lead you to Amazon. If you prefer not to purchase from Amazon, I recommend searching for them on Hive, which offers discounts while supporting high street book shops.