Call it a daily meditation on the world around us for nature-lovers and nature newbies alike, An Irish Nature Year gleefully explores the small mysteries of the seasons as they unfold - Who's cutting perfect circles in your roses? Which birds wear feathery trousers? And what, exactly, is an amethyst deceiver?
This superbly illustrated guide features over 530 of the wildflowers of Ireland with more than 1,200 of the author's photographs. This is a must for enthusiasts of all ages and experience and a complementary companion to the author's Wildflowers of Ireland - A Personal Record.
Jimi Blake has spent the last 25 years collecting stand-out plants which he grows in dynamic and innovative ways at the fabulous Hunting Brook Gardens. A Beautiful Obsession inspires new garden projects, rewrites the rule book about combining plants and changes the way you think about plants and gardens.
It does what it says on the front cover: this book is aimed at everybody wants to grow their own food in Ireland - whether you are an expert of have never grown vegetables or fruit or herbs but who is thinking of doing so. Written by an acknowledged and well-known expert.