Book Review: ‘Your Garden in Spain’ by Clodagh & Dick Handscombe

your garden in spain - clodagh & dick handscombe 30-4-13Familiar from gardening columns in local newspapers here, the Handscombes’ book is an excellent book if you are a) new to gardening, or b) intimidated by the Spanish climate. Much of it is pretty basic, but there is some excellent advice about planting for different conditions eg mountain, salty seaside, dry, windy clifftop etc plus a useful index of the specialist plants eg. bulbs, cacti, pond, succulents, palms, annuals and perennials. There is even a section on how to choose a gardener, aimed at the absentee homeowner.
Not the first book I pick up, but a useful reference to have on the bookshelf.
5 to remember
el periódico – newspaper
el jardín – garden
la clima – climate
el consejo – advice
la irrigación – irrigation

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