Five years in to hit & miss gardening, this book's a life saver!,
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This review is from: Gardening in Pyjamas: Horticultural Enlightenment for Obsessive Dawn Raiders (Hardcover)
Thank you, thank you Helen Yemm. This book, totally devoid of glossy photos of impossibly perfect flower beds, was as gripping a read as Agatha Christies best.
Bulging with practical tips and information, this wonderful book started to plug the many gaps in my scanty knowledge base. I now understand the meaning of terms such as F1 Hybrids and hardy annuals! I loved Helen Yemms down to earth approach and the way she encourages her readers not to strive for perfection, rather to just experiment and see what works best.She understands that aspirant gardeners change their minds. Helen's non prescriptive approach is refreshing, and where her does say 'depart form this piece of information at your peril' you just know that you wouldn't entertain the idea.
How often did I think out loud 'I've done that' and 'I've thought that' whilst reading this delightful book.
It seems absurd to say that I just couldn't put a gardening book down, but I read it cover to cover, and know I will dip back in to it again and again. Thank you Helen.