192 pages, b/w illustrations
What are the key tasks for each month that the time-pressed fruit gardener should do to ensure success? Which fruits should you grow and which varieties will guarantee both quantity and quality? What are the most important things you need to know to make your crop blight-free, healthy and plentiful? Pithy, practical and purposeful – for anyone who loves their plot but is forced to garden in snatched moments – this handy diary, together with its sister volumes The Ten-Minute Gardener's Flower-Growing Diary and The Ten-Minute Gardener's Vegetable-Growing Diary, is full of tried-and-tested tips from a seasoned old hand, and is the perfect answer to a prayer.
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Val Bourne has been a fanatical gardener since the age of 5. In her twenties she worked in vegetable research and she has always grown her own fruit and vegetables without chemical use. She has a large allotment and fruit and vegetable patches amongst her extensive flower garden in the Cotswolds. Val serves on two RHS panels which meet fortnightly to assess the Dahlias and floral trials. She lectures nationwide and in Japan and South African. She writes regularly for the Crocus website and for the following publications: Daily Telegraph, Saga, Oxford Times, Grow It, Hardy Plant Society magazine; Homes and Gardens and her books have been shortlisted for major GWG prizes for New/Practical and Inspirational.