Parker’s Book Club: Rose Ray’s ‘Into Green’

Looking for the perfect stocking filler for any gardening enthusiast? Rose Ray’s ‘Into Green’ is the perfect pick that will get you plenty of praise this festive season. This December, our book club is focusing on this lovely read that is due to be released days before Christmas.

Into Green is an invitation to journey into nature, no matter how urban your environment or green your neighbourhood”.

Ray’s book provides a selection of fun projects and gardening wisdom, helping you to build confidence with nature. Her aim is to help you add simple but effective rituals to your everyday gardening routine to help you and your garden bloom.

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Parker’s Book Club: Do Bees Need Weeds?

Looking to become a more eco-friendly gardener? Curious about the little creatures in the garden? Love growing pollinator-friendly plants? For our November book club, those questions and more are answered in this RHS certified read by Holly Ferrell and Gareth Richards.

With the subtitle ‘A Gardener’s Collection of Handy Hints for Greener Gardening’ there is no surprise what this little book entails. If you’ve got questions about eco-friendliness, sustainability and general gardening myths, then this book has you covered. The book also includes a list of low-cost garden ideas, DIYs, and fun home projects, making it both informative and fun for everyone. This book is a great gift to any budding gardener and should be on your Christmas wish list today!

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Book Club – The Modern Gardener

Looking to break away from traditional gardening methods? For our October Book Club, we’re excited about this upcoming read from qualified Horticulturalist Frances Tophill.

Tophill’s engaging new book showcases the modern age of gardening. Gardeners are no longer focused on the aesthetics of gardening, but its practical, sustainable and environmental uses too. Filled with exciting and creative projects, Tophill also shares advice and tips on how to engage with outdoor space in a more beneficial way.

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Parker’s Book Club: The Little Grower’s Cookbook: Projects for Every Season

With planting season just around the corner, why not get the kids involved this autumn! This month, our literary spotlight is on Ghillie James and Julia Parkers’ book ‘The Little Growers Cookbook’.

Filled with exciting outdoor activities and child-friendly recipes, this gem of a book is the perfect way to tempt your little tots into getting into the garden and growing. With step-by-step instructions, colourful images and lots of tips and tricks, they will learn how to play and experiment through a bounty of plant-friendly projects.

The Little Grower's Cookbook: Projects for Every Season

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Parker’s Book Club: The Urban Vegetable Patch: A Modern Guide to Growing Sustainably, Whatever Your Space – Grace Paul

Have you ever wondered if you could create an outdoor allotment… indoors?! Well, thanks to the written word of Grace Paul, you can! Her handy book is a must-read for those with small outdoor spaces, or none at all. We have chosen this book for our monthly book club to help you become an indoor gardening expert.

Starting with how to grow vegetables organically to creating your very own homemade fertilizer and everything in between, this incredible read from Grace Paul shouldn’t be missed off anyone’s shopping list this month. Learn how to make the most of your space, whether it be indoors or outdoors, to plant and grow your favourite produce and blooms throughout the year.

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Parker’s Book Club: Garden Refresh: How to Give Your Yard Big Impact on a Small Budget – Kier Holmes

Looking for the perfect summer read? With many of us enjoying the warm weather in the garden, some of you may be thinking about ways to spruce up your outdoor space. This month, our book of choice, written by esteemed writer Kier Holmes, is certain to fill your brain with creative ideas on how to switch up your garden space without breaking the bank.

Kier Holmes contributes to various publications including Martha StewartBetter Homes and Gardens, and Sunset Magazine. In this upcoming book, Kier Holmes shares all of her top tips for creating a beautiful, productive garden without spending a ton of money, from pro-tops to creative planting suggestions. This inspiring read also shares DIY remedies for some of the most common and frustrating gardening problems.

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Parker’s Book Club: ‘Gardening for Bumblebees: A Practical Guide to Creating a paradise for pollinators’ by Dave Goulson

This month, as we enter the summer months, our book club theme is all about the importance of pollinators! As the summer flowers begin to bloom, this is a key time to take care of the pollinators coming to visit our gardens. To learn how to get your garden ready for these little visitors, check out this fantastically education new release by Dave Goulson.

Bumblebees are on the decline in the UK, yet they are responsible for ensuring that many of our fruit and vegetable crops give bountiful harvests. So now is the perfect time to learn how to provide everything a bumblebee need to feed and thrive in our gardens.

Throughout Dave Goulsons book, he provides an essential guide for all the best flowers and plants that attract pollinators, as well as useful tips and tricks for creating the perfect nesting sites.

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Parker’s Book Club: ‘Eat What You Grow’ by Alys Fowler

This month in our book club, we’re thinking about sustainability. What could be better than growing your very own produce in your garden that you can bring to your plate? Discover this new release by Alys Folwer, who teaches you just how grow fresh, wholesome, chemical-free food with flavour, so you’ll never need to hit up the supermarket for your produce again.

In Eat What You Grow, Alys shows you how to create a beautiful, biodiverse garden that can feed yourself, your family, as well as local wildlife and pollinators.

From perennial vegetables that come back year after year, to easy-to-grow delights, she has selected plants that are perfect for harvesting in the garden. She also guides you through the process of feeding your soil and taking cuttings to increase your harvest. 

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Parker’s Book Club: ‘The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Designs that Engage with Wildlife and Nature’ by Kathryn Bradley-Hole

Introducing…Parker’s Book Club! In our monthly newsletter, we are highlighting a book within the horticulture world to bring to your attention, and inspire your next favourite read. This month, we are putting the spotlight on the upcoming book by Kathryn Bradley-Hole – ‘The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Designs that Engage with Wildlife and Nature’.

Casting a spotlight onto today’s gardening trends, Kathryn Bradley-Hole (Author of the bestselling book, BBC Garden Lover’s Guide to Britain) shows you how to naturally enhance your garden and help it thrive! By avoiding chemicals, supporting wildlife and embracing organic practices, you too can achieve a gorgeous, climate-friendly garden.

If you’re looking to become more environmentally conscious, then this is a must-read for you. Pre-order yours today to help your garden flourish.

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