by Liz Dobbs is a pocket sized (4″ x 5″) hardback book with almost 200 pages of advice for gardeners and witty quotations taken from various sources.
One of the latter that I particularly like is by the author of the Biggles books W. E. Johns – One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
I smiled when I read the page that started – Sunflowers (Helianthus annus) bring out the happy child in everyone… I have to agree wholeheartedly as it certainly does with this child who’s in his 60s.
It was also good to see the gardening charities Gardening Leave and Thrive mentioned as I support both these good causes.
I thought that I’d found an error as the word plastic is part of a quote by William Mason, poet and gardener, 1724-1797. But no I googled the word to find that it has been in use since at least the 1600s, which I have to say surprised me.
As well as the content I like the linen covers and ribbon book marker which gives this book a nice traditional feel and look.
I really enjoyed reading Keep Calm and Pot On, and it’s a book that I’m happy to recommend. It will be published in November @£4-99, which will make it an ideal Christmas stocking present for any gardening book buff.
My thanks to Quadrille Publishing for sending me a copy to read and review.
Have a good weekend!