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Monday, 31 October 2011

Keep Calm and Pot On

Keep Calm and Pot on: Good Advice for Gardeners - Keep Calm

Have you ever thought how useful it would be to have a pocket-sized book of gardening advice to take outside with you into the garden? Ever looked at a plant infected with white fly and wondered what to do? Well then this is the book for you. Keep Calm and Pot On is crammed full of practical advice in the form of tips and techniques as well as being filled with humorous quotes to keep you amused whilst waiting for that inevitable rain cloud to clear. The useful tips and invaluable techniques will provide an immediate answer to many of your gardening queries, without you having to search a large tome once you step back indoors. Learn how to deadhead a rose to ensure a successful season of bloom the following year, or the ideal place to plant a sunshine-loving flower. Assure that your hard work pays off by using the essential techniques in the book to promote continued growth and guarantee that your plot, however small, always looks at its best. This helpful little book is also filled with witty quotations that are taken from both contemporary and historical sources, including films, essays, novels and various accomplished gardeners. Those quoted include Anna Pavord, Alice B. Toklas, Monty Don, Harold Epstein, Margaret Atwood and many more. Featuring funny and inspiring anecdotes, wry truths, useful advice and timeless wisdom, this neat book confirms itself as the perfect aide for any gardener.

The perfect gift for gardeners this Christmas! Compiled by Liz Dobbs, a former editor of Gardens Monthly and  a writer on a wide range of articles on gardening, the book is full of hints, tips and advice along with wise words about gardening and produce.

There are quotes from poets, writers, broadcasters and proverbs. The book has many pages relating to the medicinal qualities of plants and herbs, lists of vegetables that are easy to grow, hints and tips for gardening in general and old wives tales on maintenance of tools etc.

This is one of those books that can be picked up and dipped into easily - where ever you open a page, you will receive great advice. It is great as a stocking filler or as a secret Santa gift in garden clubs etc.

This is a perfect Christmas gifts for green fingered friends or family.

Thank you to Quadrille Publishers for sending me the book to review.

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