A place for any books you particularly like
Wildlife Gardening - Jackie Bennett
If you like lists of plants A-Z with info I recommend Plants For Bees by WDJ Kirk and FN Howes.
There are two ISBN no's I don't know if it is because it has been rewritten:
Yes? Thought you wanted thread opened on books we can recommend?
Both these mentioned are brilliant books, most or probably all of the flowers I grow are bee and butterfly friendly.
Thanks for the thread Lyn
Wildlife Gardening For Everyone
An easy handbook with ideas for gardens large and small.
The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency
Not as irrelevant as it may seem on a gardening forum, there is a chapter on veg growing at home which could prove invaluable to those with a veg plot or allotment. John Seymour has a common sense style of writing that assumes the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject, you can tell he has done the things he is writing about and learnt along the way.
The rest of the book is worth a read too, if only to get some insight regarding alternative lifestyles.
Those self suficiency books are very good, I remember having one of the first ones back in the '70's when my hubby was with us and he wanted to build a wind turbine but decided the cost of connecting it to the grid was too expensive, I dont know if we thought about running to the genny, but it never came to be.
Allotted Time: Two Blokes, One Shed and No Idea
I don't grow veg myself or have an allotment but really enjoyed this book as I'm also a novice.
The Pursuit of Paradise by Jane Brown. An entertaining and absorbing history of British gardening.
The Ivington Diaries by Monty Don. Beautifully written, almost poetic in places, but also a sort of what to do when book.
He and Christopher Lloyd are by far the best garden writers, that I know of.
Not a bad idea Edd, that is the format of the Wildife Gardening for Everyone book, they took all the hints and tips from an internet forum on each topic and wrote them out, then got a specialist to go into further depth on the following page. Works very well.