|My garden diaries from our years at Easter Mosshat on the top shelf|
|Top shelf of gardening books|
The first or top shelf is mainly miscellaneous small books, some books of gardeners' memoirs and to the right all my wildlife and wild flower books, including the book I received as a prize whilst on the National Trust for Scotland Training Scheme. A prize for a written project, all those years ago! The wee set of shears are for clipping box hedges, given to me by an old gardener I used to work with in Aberdour.
The second shelf has my herb books including the Scots Herbal, an excellent book on native Scots plants and their uses. There are then a whole mixture of books that didn't fit into one subject or another, some are about specific genera, gardens in other countries through to books on specific garden areas such as greenhouses, ponds and water gardens and so on. On the right are books on garden design and garden styles. The book Waterpower third from the right is a lovely book on how to construct all types of water features, beautifully illustrated, with easy to understand blueprints.
|The second shelf which looks like it's bending, oops!|
|I love Piet Oudolf's designs and use of plants, these are two|
of my favourite books
|My herb books, self sufficiency and walling books|
Bottom shelf, big books, plant reference books, garden history books and more design books. I can't help but like Martyn Rix and Roger Phillips' series of books with their clear photographs on every group of plants, they are great reference books, handy for general identification and just nice to look through.
|Bottom shelf, all the big books|
|Garden history books|
|Great reference books with clear photos|
Of course you have to have a Hilliers Manual of Trees and Shrubs and Graham Stuart Thomas' book on Perennial Garden Plants. This book was another prize, believe it or not, won for speechmaking! Little quiet me got up and did a talk on the history of Linlithgow and won a prize!
|A must have book in a gardener's|
|It was my prize for speechmaking|
at Threave School of Gardening
|A collection of leaflets for gardens I have visited here in Britain and Europe|
|The ones that didn't fit on a shelf and Gardens Illustrated, the only garden|
magazine I read
|Lastly, my own book! Written about the garden I|
worked in and did the planting designs and research
for at Annet House Museum in Linlithgow