￼The Sceptical Gardener: The Thinking Person's Guide to Good Gardening
Author: Ken Thompson
Price: £12.99 Hardback - £9.99 eBook
Published 5th November 2015: www.iconbooks.com How to sex an earwig.
Gardening in literature, from Pride and Prejudice to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Find out why, whatever else you buy, don’t buy a gooseberry bush!
Ken Thompson, well-loved voice behind the famous column The Sceptical Gardener, has been making exploring the ins-and-outs of gardening with his readers and ‘digging out’ the fascinating facts behind the garden gate of biology!
Why is it that we seem to care more for common rather than rare animals? How can a gardener improve the flavour of their vegetables? And what do bees do that improves strawberries? Thompson provides an expert’s miscellany of gardening knowledge, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardener- but quite probably a far more thoughtful one.