There's plenty to be doing in the garden in summer, but don't forget to give yourself a break with some inspiring, idea-packed books.
Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster (Frances Lincoln, £20) explores the many ways in which you can bring colour and interest to a small city garden, whatever its location and whatever your taste. Discover colour-schemed planting recipes, charming projects, and a palette of reliable urban plants.
RHS A Gardener’s 5 Year Record Book (Frances Lincoln, £14.99) makes it easy to record what happens in the garden over a five-year period. Illustrated with works of art from the RHS Lindley Libraries, there are additional sections on Plants to Buy, Plant Suppliers, Useful Addresses and Gardens to Visit, and includes an internal storage pocket, so all your essential information can be stored in one place.
The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom (Frances Lincoln, £16.99) is a new, extensively updated edition of a classic that covers all you need to know about salad gardening. With detailed information on over 200 salad plants, Joy gives advice on all aspects of cultivation, the best varieties for flavour, and how to create a beautiful, productive salad garden.
The Jam Maker’s Garden by Holly Farrell (Frances Lincoln, £16.99) presents 50 recipes for the tastiest jams, chutneys and preserves that you’ll savour for months. Holly guides you through planning the jam-maker’s garden and how to select the best varieties to grow; then from sowing and planting to harvesting and foraging, and using tried and tested cooking methods to preserve the best flavour and quality.
ReWild: The Art of Returning to Nature by Nick Baker (Aurum Press, £20) sees naturalist, wildlife writer and presenter Nick Baker provide expert advice on experiencing the wilderness on your own doorstop as well as in the wider, wilder world. From learning to observe the creatures and beasts within hands’ reach to the art of foraging and beach-combing, this book offers practical advice that inspires us to get back to nature.
We have four sets of five books to give away, each worth £88.97.
To find out more about the gardening books above, all of which are available to pre-order and buy from any good book retailer, visit quartoknows.com.
- We have four sets of five books to give away. Each is worth £88.97 and comprises: Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster (Frances Lincoln, £20); RHS A Gardener’s 5 Year Record Book (Frances Lincoln, £14.99); The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom (Frances Lincoln, £16.99); The Jam Maker’s Garden by Holly Farrell (Frances Lincoln, £16.99) and ReWild: The Art of Returning to Nature by Nick Baker (Aurum Press, £20)
- The closing date of the competition is 11:55am, Thursday 13 July, 2017
- Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date
The closing date for this competition is 11:55am, Thursday 13 July, 2017. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.
Please read our competition rules below before you enter.
What is 'quart' a unit of?
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and the prize goes to…
Alexandra Struminskyj of leicestershire
Peter Birdseye of Essex
CAROLINE SHIPTON of MERSEYSIDE
DAVID BAKER of E SUSSEX
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