In case you’re on the look out for gifts, I just thought I’d quickly remind you of the books I’ve discussed here this last year.
The Irish Garden
"a book for the far away voyeur and a before-you-visit book. If you never visit Ireland you’ll enjoy this book anyway". Listen to my audio review of The Irish Garden specially recorded for The Guardian podcast Sow. Grow. Repeat. (But inexplicably not used!)
Himalayan blue poppies: A stupendous new book
"the triumphant culmination of a lifetime of study"
Books with a local focus
Featuring Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley, Month-by-Month Gardening: Pennsylvania by Liz Ball and George Weigel, and Oxford College Gardens by Tim Richardson.
"a book with limited focus can have universal appeal"
Shades Of Blue
"a series of stories to inspire and hearten us".