competition – win a gardening book

Joy-of-Allotments_HBLike bags of compost, and pots of seeds, you can never have too many gardening books. Unhusband would disagree (we have different clutter thresholds) but that’s beside the point.

So when ‘The Joy of Allotments’ arrived in the post, I was delighted to welcome it to my collection. Its light-hearted tone makes it a refreshing read from some of the thicker tomes bending my shelves.

Author, Caroline Deput, describes allotmenting as  ‘a mix of meditation, therapy and exercise, ‘ and says ‘frankly, I view growing vegetables as a bit of a bonus.’ I like her sentiments and I like this book – a diary of two years on the allotment.

From wallpapering the greenhouse to stamping on snails, it’s a quirky account of the weirdness and wonder of having an allotment.  It’s not a growing manual – although if you dig between the pages there are some good ideas to be found.  But I found myself nodding in recognition at many of the observations.

Caroline is a talented illustrator and there are witty, colourful doodles and sketches on every page. I  have no idea how she managed to fit in growing vegetables at the same time.

This would make a lovely Christmas gift for the gardener in your life. Or for yourself.  Luckily, the nice people at Souvenir Press have sent me one to giveaway. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Leave a blog comment and follow on Facebook and Twitter for bonus entries.

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About Becky Dickinson

Mum of three. Writer, blogger, grower. Trying to keep my head above the compost heap.

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Comments

  1. Jo welsh says:

    I would keep it.

  2. It looks great, I do love allotment books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Emma Foster says:

    Always great to discover a new book about life on the plot, many books cover growing and cooking veg but it’s the creative people that make them such special spaces.

  4. I’d keep it. We want to do the no supermarket challenge, so need every help I can get with growing my own fruit & veg!

  5. frances hopkins says:

    I would keep it

  6. Claire says:

    Looks like a great book, always good to have something a little more off beat to read while waiting for the excitement of spring!

  7. I always like to read books about gardening and planting. So i am sure that this book will also be interesting to know about gardening.

  8. liz leigh says:

    I would keep it to add to my ever growing collection. I must love dusting books!

  9. katrina day-reilly says:

    keep it myself

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