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Inspiring and Practical,
This review is from: Complete Gardener (The) (Hardcover)
This is genuinely a good read. Although it is handy to dip in and out of, it also works well when read straight through. Monty writes really well - his written voice sounds exactly like his presenting voice, and he manages to fit a lot of useful information in simply and elegantly.
Perhaps best of all, however, is the fact that the whole book is firmly grounded in his own experience. Lots of gardening books give you masses of practical information, but Monty tells you how it all fits together, and how he organises his own garden and schedules his tasks. He also tells you about mistakes that he has made. This is useful not just because it means he can offer some useful advice, but also because it reassures the novice gardener (me) that even the experts get it wrong sometimes.