Easter Monday is upon us and as a nation we are focused and single minded when it comes to a Monday preceded by the words ‘Bank Holiday.’ The weather forecast might not be conducive to a good day in the garden but this is still an opportunity to stand and ponder; Patio or decking, decorative planting or minimal care. Whatever your plans we have plenty of resources to help you create your own little paradise this summer with our Garden Collections. Read on to find out more.
1. Alan Titchmarsh. No post about gardening could be done without a nod in the direction of Mr Titchmarsh. On our screens for years transforming thinned out grass enclosed with broken fencing into a suburban paradise. We know where are with this TV favourite, once you could collect Alan magazines and gardening cards week by week at the local newsagents. Nowadays you just need to search our catalogue and hey presto a whole array of Alan books.
2. For some, getting the garden done is about how to style a hanging egg chair and outdoor rugs on the decking. However, there are plenty of keen beans (pun intended) out there who are all about home grown produce and seasonal veg. Look no further, we have a huge selection of stock to help you plan from Spring planting to Autumn harvest. We love this book from Holly Farrell “Grow your own cake: 50 recipes from plot to plate.
3. We know the weather is about to take a turn for the worst but we have ideas for all occasions. we have something for all occasions- we are the library service after all! Hang around indoors and check out our gardening courses on Universal Class and The Great Courses. Work through your chosen course then you are good to go when the sun comes out again. There is even a flower arranging course for after all the hard work of growing is done!