GARDEN MEDIA GUILD PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2012 Fruit and vegetables have formed a fundamental part of the Scottish diet for thousands of years. This fascinating and practical book explores the history of fruit, vegetable and herb growing in Scotland, and provides a contemporary guide to the best techniques for growing produce, whether in a garden, allotment, patio or window box. Packed with hundreds of colour photographs, drawings and descriptive diagrams, this is a detailed and comprehensive bible for the gardener. In addition to advice on climate and soil conditions, it has contacts for organisations, specialist societies, nurseries and suppliers, as well as a detailed bibliography and list of useful websites.This is an essential reference book for anyone aiming to get the best possible results from their garden produce north of the border.
Kenneth Cox is one of the world's leading experts on rhododendrons. A nurseryman and author of numerous books, he is also an experienced lecturer on horticulture and plant exploration. He is Managing Director of his family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, a garden centre and mail order nursery in Perthshire. Caroline Beaton was born in North Fife into a family of keen gardeners. She works part-time in and around a wonderful therapeutic garden in Perth and gardens at home in the Carse of Gowrie with an extensive productive fruit, vegetable and herb patch.