A happy and pleasant surprise has just arrived through the post at home.
I commented some time ago about celebrity gardeners and Adam the Gardener in particular. Adam featured in a pictorial guide each week in the Daily Express from the 1940’s. The tips and advice helped many experienced gardeners and those new to gardening.
The clever publishers at Chatto & Windus have reproduced the 1940’s classic in a revival of the old tips and advice and they kindly sent me a copy.
I recommended the book earlier and am pleased to do so again – it is available now from Amazon. At £10 it is a great price for a hardback containing so many words of gardening wisdom.
It would also make a good nostalgic fathers day present.
As they say a picture saves a thousand words. The strip format of Adam the Gardener allows time for more gardening than reading.
- A tip from Adam if you have an accidentally allowed a pot plant to get frost damaged. ‘Soak the soil in the coldest water you can get. Sprinkle the foliage with the same cold water. Put the plant in a frost proof shed. It should revive in a couple of hours. Only when unmistakable recovery has been made move it into warmth. Don’t cut off withered parts until a week after this treatment.’
- That way I hope you can recover from frosting accidents – I recon it will still be frosty at night for most of May the way our weather is right now.