Mr. Colin G. Elliott

Colin Elliott The Gardener in France
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Location: France


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The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias by John Whittlesey
Plant books come in all shapes and sizes. Our copy of the two-volume RHS Encyclopaedia of Garden Plants is more-or-less in constant use; itís a wonderful resource but with more than 15,000 plants listed itís a little thin on detail.
Then there are the plant-type books: conifers, herbaceous perennials, fruit, alpines, houseplants - the list is endless Ė and these too can be very useful if you need information fast.
When you are looking for greater precision, detail and cultivation advice however, there is no substitute for those books which describe a whole genus, or at least the useful species and varieties, often written by the specialist growers of those plants. We have many in… Read more
Asus Transformer TF700 10.1-inch Tablet with Keybo&hellip by ASUS
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very highly rated, 1 April 2013
We use Amazon a great deal for buying things for us in France, but this was a present for our son in the UK.
A computer professional, he is not always easy to buy for, but he is raving about this tablet, which he now uses as a PC substitute.
Delivery was direct to his home at the day and hour promised.
The Yellow Book 2012 2012 (National Gardens Scheme&hellip
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Review first posted in The Gardener in France blog 2/3/2012

There are some guide books which in our family are always kept in the car, so that whenever we go out for a drive we can find a great pub, hotel or, in the case of The Yellow Book, a garden to visit. This indispensible guide lists over 3,800 gardens in England and Wales, opened to the public on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme to raise money for charity - £2.6 million last year.

This wonderfully British institution seems to sum up all that is best in the country, sharing our collective passion for gardening and our benevolent concern for others. I have used editions of the Yellow Book since my student… Read more