book reviews

A Modern Herbal: a new addition to my bookshelf

A Modern Herbal: a new addition to my bookshelf

I say new addition, but in actual fact, Penguin kindly sent me a copy of A Modern Herbal by Alys Fowler a couple of months ago. However, with the school summer holidays and an abundance of work projects to juggle, it remained unopened until last week.

Gardening books for beginners

Gardening books for beginners

When I first started thinking about our garden and potential plans for it, I turned to gardening magazines for inspiration. While they did offer a few useful features, they also whisked me back fifteen years to when I bought my first home and thought it would be a good idea to look at architect and interior designer-owned abodes in Ideal Home for inspiration.