I was given Allotment Gardening – An Organic Guide for Beginners by Susan Berger when I got the plot and I do refer to it occasionally. It’s a concise, easy read full of good advice and I’m sure that reading it again will prove useful.
Another book that I got then was The Vegetable & Herb Expert by Dr. D.G. Hessayon which I’ve frequently referred to but have never sat down and read it cover to cover.
Allotment & Gardening Guide by Twigs Way is a monthly guide to better wartime gardening which aptly illustrates how timelessness the seasonal process of gardening is.
The Natural Gardener – The Way We All Want to Garden by Val Bourne is one of my favourite books. It follows a year in her garden from winter through to autumn and is a joy to read and full of wonderful photos. I often refer to it to read up on wildlife such as bumblebees, butterflies and even slugs!
The Bedside Book of the Garden by Dr D. G. Hessayon is full of facts, folklore and favourite sayings. As it says on the dustcover…this book might not make you a better gardener, but it cannot fail to open your eyes to the magic of gardening.