I shared a photo of some of my favourite books over on instagram, thought I’d share the details here. Realised though, I missed out one of the most uplifting and comforting garden books, ‘The Morville Hours’ by Katherine Swift.

I love the way the book moves through the seasons, it makes an especially good winter read when you think it’s never going to be nice out again…..especially this January and last year, it’s been such a comfort.

So, from left to right…..

Books on Gardening:

‘Trees For Your Garden’ by Roy Lancaster

‘The RHS Gardener’s Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers’ (it does actually have a lot of shrubs and trees too…)

‘Succession Planting For Adventurous Gardeners’ by Christopher Lloyd

‘How To Create Your Garden’ by Adam Frost

‘The Well Tempered Garden’ by Christopher Lloyd

‘Beth Chatto’s Woodland Garden’ by Beth Chattto

‘Geoff Hmilton’s Paradise Gardens’ by Geoff Hamilton

‘A Thatched Roof’ by Beverley Nichols

Books on the flower growing list are:

‘Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists’ by Lane Greer and John M. Dole

‘Grow Your Own Garden’ by Carol Klein

‘Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden’ by Erin Benzakein

‘The Flower Farmer’ Year ‘ by Georgie Newberry

‘Grow Your Own Cut Flowers’ by Sarah Raven

‘The Lean Farm’ by Ben Hartman

‘The Flower Farmer’ by Lyn Byczynski

I’d love to know what your favourite gardening books are…….find me on social media @clodhopperblooms or drop me an email, frances@clodhopperblooms.co.uk and let me know!

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Flower grower florist based in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria UK creating florals for weddings, events and locally delivered bouquets.