Dan will be very excited because our two new “Expert” books by Dr DG Hessayon have arrived – The Bedding Plant Expert and The Flower Arranging Expert. If you’ve seen the show then you’ll know that we are huge fans of Dr Hessayon who is our hero because he knows everything there is to know – and more – about every single aspect of gardening. We already own quite a large number of his Expert books but are always on the look-out for titles we do not currently possess – it is like a craving or addiction to expertise.
I obtained both books from ebay and very surprisingly was the only person who bid for each. You’d have thought people would be clamouring for such gems as The Bedding Plant Expert which covers: “Plants for containers, beds, hanging baskets and borders described and illustrated in the best-selling ‘EXPERT’ style.” Meanwhile I know that Dan will be particularly eager to get his hands on The Flower Arranging Expert as he is always arranging flowers at home and making little posies for his friends. The book “by the world’s No. 1 author on house plants” is packed with useful information for both “the committed flower arranger” like Dan and “the uncommitted flower arranger”. Apparently “uncommitted flower arrangers” are people who just buy or get given a bunch of flowers and plonk them in a vase. Tsk, tsk, tsk.