• All Booked Up

    12th April 2011GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    It’s that time of year when the postman’s knees are buckling under the weight of  the newly-published gardening books that are making their way to my front door.  Over the next few days I’ll introduce you to a few of my favourites that you might like to read starting with :

    Home Ground by Dan Pearson

    Home Ground by Dan Pearson

    Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City by Dan Pearson. I don’t know whether he knew it when he was writing it, but this book has become a valedictory salute to his much-loved Peckham garden which he left recently for life in the country.  It’s a season-by-season journey through the garden over the past 10 years and is packed with interesting anecdotes, useful gardening ideas and  wonderful plants.  Urban gardens can be tricky and this book is a great guide on how to overcome  the problems – and an enjoyable read.