224 pages, 200 col photos
Helen Dillon is revered worldwide as one of the most skilled and perceptive gardeners of our time. In this book she encapsulates, in her inimitably witty and accessible style, her deep love of plants, assured sense of design and a lifetime of gardening know-how. Thoughtful ideas on garden style are underpinned by practical advice on looking after plants and careful instructions on the basics of digging, planting and propagating.
* 'Unmissable, the obvious book of the year for anyone who wants to take gardening seriously. It is full of hilarious observations, impatient comment and invaluable concise advice, grounded in years of personal activity.' Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times * 'If I had to find one book to suit a beginner and an expert, and to keep on my own shelves for reference, this would be it.' Mary Keen, The Spectator * 'This book is great fun as well as informative and useful ... Her long experience of plants and gardening - and of people - shines through. Tim Richardson, Daily Telegraph
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Helen Dillon comes from Perthshire in Scotland and has been living in Ireland with her husband, Val, for the past 34 years. Much sought after as an author, broadcaster and garden consultant, she lectures frequently in the United States and New Zealand as well as all over Britain.