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My Cool Allotment, Lia Leendertz

29.99 AUD
An inspirational guide to stylish allotments and community gardens, from the elegant to the humble, MY COOL ALLOTMENT celebrates the ongoing interest in growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers.
We all love to take a peek through the garden gate and see what somebody else’s garden looks like. An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow your own produce, along with being sociable places, great for meeting like-minded people. Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table). 

This stylish book is the fifth title in the highly successful My Cool series and is packed with gorgeous photography and plenty of planting advice. The book takes a peak at allotments and community gardens from all walks of life: from the historic Edgbaston Guinea Gardens in Birmingham, the hortillonnages or floating gardens in Amiens to an artist's rooftop garden in Brussels. Themes include Historic, A Feast of Flowers, Community, Growing inside the Box, Edible Jungle, Food from Home, By Water, Fruit and a Quick Getaway.