Gardeners’ World Almanac by BBC Books - foreword by Monty Don

A Month by Month Guide to Your Gardening Year 

As light levels reach the lowest in December I thought it was high time I reviewed this almanac to lift my spirits and start planning for the 2022 growing season.   A month by month guide to your gardening year this almanac is crammed full of tips, hints, to do lists, sowing and planting inspiration.  Like the end of the tv programme Gardeners’ World there is a handy “jobs to do this month” section which always acts as great reminder of those tasks that you sometimes forget or put off.

As well as gardening jobs there is a wildlife notes  section for each month  – encouraging us to garden in harmony with the natural world.  Rekha Mistry also provides a mouth watering recipe of the month – perfect for the abundance of home grown produce we will hopefully have on our hands.

Interspersed with delicate illustrations and snippets of wisdom from gardening gurus, and a thoughtful foreword by Monty Don.  Monty refers to this almanac as “…..your touchstone.  It will guide you clearly and precisely when you need precision while also setting you free to do your own thing in your own time.”   

Gardening years don’t go to plan – weather changes, different regions have different growing conditions and may be a few weeks ahead or behind. However this almanac will give any gardener new or seasoned the framework to hone their horticultural know how via a very accessible and sunny book, that is mirrored by the bright yellow cover – just the perfect tonic after a day planting tulip bulbs in the cold!  This book would make a perfect stocking filler for the gardeners in your life – and a perfect book to start the new year off with a gardening focus.

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