The Allotment Planner (more than 200 ways to enjoy your plot month by month) is a neat hard backed book measuring 6 inches (15cm) by just over 8 inches (21cm). An ideal size for keeping/carrying around the plot.
The author Matthew Appleby has covered over 200 aspects of allotment gardening in a way that makes the book easy and quick to read. Many different methods of gardening and designing allotments are written about, some being established concepts, also many that would make you think, "I must try that one on my plot". Containing lined pages for each month of the year where notes can be written, the book can also be used as a diary/planner by the gardener. The text of individual topics is enhanced with a multitude of photographic pictures. There are also many internet addresses, to be found throughout the book, for various blogs & websites, which pertain to the individual topic being written about.
Summing up, from the amusing introduction by Alys Fowler to its end, the book is not only a good gardening read but it could also be useful as a notebook, a fresh ideas book, a reference to other gardening & related topics book. If you are taking on a new allotment want ideas for re-designing your plot or excellent gardening advice, this book is definitely worth reading.
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