This beautifully illustrated book looks at the history of herbs, gives details of how and where to grow them, uses of herbs and a slection of tempting recipes. Many types of growing areas are covered from window boxes, pots and tubs to cultivating herbs in gardens - large or small. Janet Dampney has emphasised the decorative uses of herbs in the garden and for flower arrangement-- details, with helpful line drawings, are given on how to make herb pillows and linen sachets either as a treat for yourself or to give as presents. Readers will find the A-Z section on herbs particularly helpful. Here the most popular herbs are listed, with a line drawing alongside each herb for identification and details given on planting times, where to grow, culinary and other uses, when available and propagation. A glance at the selection of clearly set out recipes, giving metric, imperial and American measures, will tempt you to try Elizabeth Pomeroy's imaginative ideas for using fresh herbs. some herbs may be stored, by drying or freezing, so the authors have included a short chapter on how to store your herbs. The attractive line drawings and colour pictures in the book showing the cultivation of herbs and many delighful cooked dishes will guide gardeners and cooks to success in growing and cooking with herbs.