Brilliant and Wild:
A Garden From Scratch in a Year
ALTHOUGH this is an ideal book for novice gardeners, or owners of a new-build home who are starting a garden from rock bottom, there is plenty here for the more experienced who fancy a shake-up in their borders.
Brilliant and Wild is
broken down into chapters on plants (with varieties divided into ‘spires’, ‘dots’, ‘flatheads’ and so on), planting, looking after wildlife, general maintenance and keeping your plot looking good after its first year.
You can read it chapter by chapter, or dip in when you fancy a read or if something needs researching further.
The book is beautifully photographed by Jason Ingram. My only quibble is, was it realistic to picture the author gardening while wearing a leatherette miniskirt and gold wedge sandals?