The Window Box-Allotment: A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening

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Penelope Bennett's roof terrace garden, measuring just 9ft by 16ft (2.74m x 4.28m), supplies all her vegetables and is crammed with every kind of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower - from salads, potatoes, parsley, strawberries and cherries to honeysuckle and jasmine. She shows how any enthusiastic beginner can achieve the same, whether old or young, disabled or able-bodied, poor or wealthy. There is a month by month guide on what to sow, plant and look out for, and special sections, including growing your own tomatoes, developing the 'orchard', scented shrubs, scented annuals, sowing for brilliance, hanging baskets, creating a wormery to supply compost, making a compost heap, a roof-garden pond and recycling newspapers into 'logs'. (2002-10-18)

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'In her book she shows just how much fun you can have, detailing how to make a compost wormery from a wine box, set up a bird cafe with a varied menu and install a pond with a fountain: hers is host to a pygmy water lily'

( Homes & Property, Evening Standard)

'Although it is small, the enjoyment, interest and enrichment it produces are immense.  In her book, [Penelope Bennett] shows just how much fun you can have, detailed how to make a compost wormery from a wine box, set up a bird cafe with a varied menu and install a pond with a fountain: hers is host to a pygmy water lily.'

( Homes & Property, The Standard)

'With this delightful book, Penelope Bennett proves that you don't need a huge garden at your disposal to be a gardener - sometimes a window sill will do.  An important resource for all aspiring urban gardeners'

( Baby & Me)

'full of daily observations and delights'

( Herbs)

...garnished with amusing literary snippets and striking turns of phrase

( Daily Mail)

If you want to laugh, be inspired, get more out of growing in a small space or simply have the courage to sow your first seed, this is the book for you

( The Organic Way)

If you're sceptical about how much fruit and veg you can really grow in a tiny space then her book, Window-box Allotment, is sure to change your mind

( The Scotsman)

Packed with practical information for the small-space urban gardener, but is much more than a manual. It's a thoroughly good read, whatever the size of your garden

( Gardens Illustrated)

Further proof that a glorious array of fresh food can be grown in the tiniest of spaces, with enough room left over for a pint-sized garden pond.

 

( Irish Times)

Witty as well as informative.

( Garden News)

If you're inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but have limited space for gardening, a new book by local resident Penelope Bennett might help. 

( Sloane Square)

'Penelope Bennett is a true urban gardener and an inspiration to anyone with the tiniest of roof terraces or balconies.' 

( Juno)

'Those who feel you need green fingers to grow vegetables should read Penelope Bennett's inspirational book.' 

(Sybille Bedford)

Penelope's individual and entertaining voice creates a very personal and readable gardening book.

(Jane Gardam)

'Penelope Bennett is a true urban gardener and an inspiration to anyone with the tiniest of roof terraces or balconies.' 

(Elspeth Thompson, Sunday Telegraph)

'Those who feel you need green fingers to grow vegetables should read Penelope Bennett's inspirational book.' 

(Pattie Barron, Evening Standard)

'The instructions are clear and practical, the voice calm and sure, free of hectoring "musts" and "must nots" and constantly entertaining.''

(Ann Schlee, Daily Mail)

Penelope's individual and entertaining voice creates a very personal and readable gardening book.

( Juno)

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An essential guide to small-scale organic gardening which will particularly appeal to anyone gardening with limited space, in window-boxes or roof terraces (2002-10-18)

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