Why did I love this book?
Let’s face it: we all want to know how to do it. And while the best thing is to consult your green-fingered neighbours, the next best is to turn to a good book. The RHS is the world’s oldest gardening club and ever since my county neighbour, Thomas Andrew Knight, slipped into the president’s chair in 1811, it’s been offering sound horticultural advice. In Knight’s day, women like his daughter Francis provided fine, watercolour images: nowadays we can reap the rewards of close-up camera work.