£165 worth of gardening books up for grabs
This week I have a double book competition – three copies each of The Thoughtful Gardener
An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design by Jinny Blom and Good Soil by Tina Råman to win, worth £165!
The Thoughtful Gardener, Jinny Blom
The Thoughtful Gardener is a thing of beauty in its own right – not your ordinary gardening book.
Author Jinny Blom has been described by Piet Oudolf as: “The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.” High praise indeed.
Jinny embraces a wide variety of styles, from formal walled gardens to contemporary installations and she shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world.
For Jinny, the design is more a matter of intelligence and appropriateness than imposing a particular style, so her approach can be applied to your garden.
She has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show four times and was awarded gold in 2007 for her Laurent-Perrier garden. She won a silver-gilt medal at Chelsea in 2002 for her ‘Healing Garden’, created in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales, and in 2013 she designed a garden commissioned by HRH Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale.
To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies, simply retweet #ThoughfulGardener on the @MandyCanUDigIt Twitter account, or share the post on the MandyCanUDigIt Facebook page. Competition closes midnight on Sunday, March 12.
Good Soil: Manure, Compost and Nourishment for your Garden, Tina Råman
Now on to Good Soil: Manure, Compost and Nourishment for your Garden by Tina Råman, already a gardening bestseller in Sweden, Norway, and Germany, despite its unusual topic.
Manure might be dirty and smelly, but it’s the magic ingredient to transform your garden, whatever you grow.
Like people, plants need nutrients in order to grow, flower and bear fruit. Tina Råman digs into every aspect of nurturing your soil, from chemistry and biology to history and philosophy and the book answers all your ‘whats’, ‘whens’ and ‘hows’ giving you practical advice and masses of inspiration.
She lifts the lid on old and reliable fertilisation methods and opens the doors to new resource-efficient and environmentally-smart cultivation techniques.
To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies, simply retweet #GoodSoil on the @MandyCanUDigIt Twitter account, or share the post on the MandyCanUDigIt Facebook page. Competition closes midnight on Sunday, March 12.