It was difficult to know how to rate this. If you've already got Pattie Barron's Make Your Own Mediterranean Garden then you don't want this. I've been waiting months for this book to come out as she's an excellent writer. It finally arrived today and I was very disappointed to see that it's just a reprint of her previous book mentioned above. That book is my favourite on the subject and I gave it 5 stars. This is just a cheap copy with everything reduced - small print and small pictures. I feel that retitling a repackaged book is just an attempt to deceive people into buying another copy. Do yourself a favour and buy the bigger one!