A Year in a Small Garden

The Book

"A Year in a Small Garden" is a book covering my gardening adventures in my very first garden, a tiny plot of land in East Anglia. The posts on this blog written before February 2014 all refer to this garden and tie in to the book. Read the Blog Archives to learn more or get social and see the book's Facebook profile.


This book is a loose collection of anecdotes from a person with no prior gardening experience, who has suddenly been given the chance to turn a small and neglected back yard into his very own piece of paradise. He’s desperate, as he’s only been waiting nearly twenty years for this opportunity to arrive.

Liberally scattered throughout with beautiful images and questionable humour, this book follows the ups and downs of one budding gardener with a wheelbarrow of enthusiasm, a skip full of grim determination and a mild obsession with all things horticultural.

Excerpt from the Book

Everyone loves free samples and so here is an excerpt from the part of the book that deals with the perils of introducing daffodils into the garden.

As time goes by

See A Year in a Small Garden

This is a series of twelve pictures - one for each month - taken through the garden arch. Experience how A Year in a Small Garden unfolds. Watch the garden erupt into a dazzling bounty from a blanket of snow. See how it fades at the end of the season back to the frost-broken bare soil. Gaze at the garden in your favourite month.

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