Win a copy of Down to Earth by Monty Don

“I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too.” – Monty

 

Win a copy of Down to Earth by Monty Don

Oh I have always very much admired Monty Don.

His new book has just been released and I was so excited to be sent a copy to review.

Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice. Month-by-month, Monty reveals the jobs he does in his own garden, that he hopes are relevant to you. Discover Monty’s thoughts and musings on nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Monty’s intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his own garden.The perfect gift for the gardener in your life. 

This book is a pure delight – Monty is straightforward and yet also a complete delight to read and you feel as if he has a great understanding of a regular in comparison to a professional gardeneber. You can put we ht he suggest into practice because he gets real gardening and that’s what is so great about his book. It also makes it very aptly titled!

Down to Earth by Monty Don, DK, £17.99, www.dk.com

 

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134 Comments

  1. November 13, 2017 / 8:40 am

    I really love Moth Orchid. It’s special and expensive too. ^^

  2. Natalie Crossan
    October 30, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Orchids

  3. Michelle Stewart
    October 30, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Orchid

  4. claire T
    October 30, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Lillies my Mum’s favourite and beautiful scent

  5. Sion Gibby
    October 30, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Freesias – so under rated !!!

  6. Miss Tracy Hanson
    October 30, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Roses – they bring back memories of doing my homework on a Friday night at my grandparents house and sitting outside in the garden and smelling their lovely scents. Wasn’t my favourite task but made all the better by the roses. Oh and my Grandma was called Doris Rose too.

  7. Lauren Stebbings
    October 30, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love sunflowers

  8. Lin Martin
    October 30, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Rose love roses especially red ones

  9. Sarah Austin
    October 30, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Peony

  10. Nick Q
    October 30, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I love Fuschias

  11. Anne Plumb
    October 30, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Freesias

  12. sallie
    October 30, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    lily of the valley

  13. Michelle Wild
    October 30, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Peonies.

  14. craig austin
    October 30, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    orchid

  15. Liane
    October 30, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Alliums – especially purple sensation

  16. CAROL PATRICK
    October 30, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I love Honeysuckle. We have just put up another new trellis at the side of our patio and planted the fragrant Lonicera ‘Rhubarb & Custard. A good sized, healthy plant and it was planted as soon as it arrived. I hope we will see a few flowers next summer.

  17. kate Lancaster
    October 30, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Simply has to be Tulips 🙂

  18. Averil Lea
    October 30, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Carnations

  19. dana
    October 30, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    daffodils

  20. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 30, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Rose

  21. Linda Curtis
    October 30, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    i love yellow roses

  22. Ruth Wollerton
    October 30, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love Orchids – very exotic and beautiful. Thanks for the chance xxx

  23. Martin Cass
    October 30, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Lillies

  24. Dale Dow
    October 30, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I adore daffodils, sadly I can only get them at certain times of the year

  25. Aaron Milne
    October 30, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Love Carnations

  26. Lynn Neal
    October 30, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I love blue bells!

  27. Pam Lawrence
    October 30, 2017 / 11:20 am

    My favourite spring flowers are primrose – i love their delicate lemon-yellow and their shy, sweet fragrance which reminds me of my childhood and my beloved grandmother. My favourite summer flowers are sweet peas – they are vibrant, exuberant, and again they have a wonderful scent!

  28. Christine Hobbs
    October 30, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Sunflower, bright, colourful, intricate and so useful for bees. Great for drying out too for the birdseed x

  29. carol boffey
    October 30, 2017 / 10:59 am

    i love roses

  30. Neil Perry
    October 30, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Forsythia when it blooms it feels Spring is really here and reminds me of my late father

  31. Ruth Harwood
    October 30, 2017 / 8:51 am

    i love Orchids xx

  32. Tasha
    October 30, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Roses

  33. kelly morgan
    October 30, 2017 / 7:34 am

    pink roses

  34. Jacqui Rankine
    October 30, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Daffodil

  35. jacqui rushton
    October 30, 2017 / 4:10 am

    I love tulips!

  36. Jo Hutchinson
    October 30, 2017 / 3:44 am

    My favourite flower is a Caranation

  37. Tammy Neal
    October 30, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Roses xx

  38. Jo Glasspool
    October 30, 2017 / 12:44 am

    Bleeding hearts. xx

  39. Meryl Thomas
    October 29, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I love any of the spring bulbs,but tulips in particular

  40. champaklal Lad
    October 29, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Lily,s great fragrance

  41. Victor
    October 29, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Agapanthus

  42. Lisa Pond
    October 29, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Yellow tulips make me happy

  43. Keith Hunt
    October 29, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    White Roses

  44. Kevin Cannon
    October 29, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Snow drops

  45. Chris Fletcher
    October 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love daffodils

  46. Wendy Lewis
    October 29, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Daffodils

  47. Fiona Johnstone
    October 29, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I love a snowdrop. I shows me spring is on it’s way

  48. Kim M
    October 29, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Love snapdragons

  49. October 29, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I love purple flag iris’s….beautiful and graceful….lovely flower

  50. Sarah Heath
    October 29, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Freesias

  51. Min
    October 29, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Roses

  52. Simone Griffin
    October 29, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Roses

  53. Jane Robertson
    October 29, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    My favourite flower is the pink carnation which I had in my wedding bouquet. It always reminds me of my mum who died when I was 16 which was 41 years ago.

  54. Alison
    October 29, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I love to see the daffodils coming out, bright and cheerful and a sign that spring has come.

  55. sallyanne rose
    October 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    freesias

  56. Adrian Bold
    October 29, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I love Lillies and Orchids

  57. Louise Tring
    October 29, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Peonies. So pretty and delicate.

  58. Louise Ryves
    October 29, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I love sunflowers

  59. ElizM
    October 28, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    sunflowers! so bright and happy

  60. Patricia Dewey
    October 28, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love Bluebells They have such a lovely aroma

  61. Donna Caldwell
    October 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I love the Honeysuckle flower

  62. Marie Rule
    October 28, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    My favourite flower is a bluebell. It’s so delicate.

  63. Joanna Ford
    October 28, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Rhodedendrum

  64. Dave Edwards
    October 28, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    bluebells

  65. Kulwinder Lombardelli
    October 28, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Sunflowers ?

  66. Katerina Economides
    October 28, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Peony

  67. sue moore
    October 28, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Fuchsia, they remind me of my dad, just love Monty Dom

  68. Karen B
    October 28, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Lavender – I know other flowers are larger and prettier but the fragrance is gorgeous and they really attract the bees and butterflies.

  69. Zach Hudson
    October 28, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Foxgloves 4 me

  70. Angela Kelly
    October 28, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I love lilies

  71. Ray Becker
    October 28, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Begonia

  72. CHRIS FLYNN
    October 28, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Roses

  73. kw
    October 28, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Cherry Blossom

  74. Mandy Betts
    October 28, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Hydrangea

  75. Mike Potter
    October 28, 2017 / 8:45 am

    My favourite plant has to be the Himalayan poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii)

  76. Laura Lee
    October 28, 2017 / 5:29 am

    It has to be the simple sunflower i just love the happiness and brightness it brings ??

  77. Caroline Blaza
    October 27, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Iris is my fave flower x

  78. JULIE WARD
    October 27, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    The poppy

  79. jo liddement
    October 27, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I love Cosmos and always grow different varieties from seed every year. They are such a cheerful flower and great for filling the beds.

  80. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    October 27, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I love growing sunflowers as they are so bright and happy flowers!

  81. Beth
    October 27, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I love sunflowers

  82. DAWN WINSKILL
    October 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I love daffodils

  83. Chris gould
    October 26, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Fuscia

  84. sheri Darby
    October 26, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love roses

  85. October 26, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Blue Himalayan poppies – just beautiful!

  86. Victoria Prince
    October 26, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    My favourite flower is, and has always been, the snapdragon 🙂 (Or antirrhinum, to give it it’s proper title!)

  87. melanie stirling
    October 25, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Roses are my favourite.

  88. Laura Pritchard
    October 25, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I love sweetpeas!

  89. michelle o'neill
    October 25, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Roses.

  90. Margaret Clarkson
    October 25, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Rose.

  91. pete c
    October 25, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    favourite is the Tulip

  92. claire woods
    October 25, 2017 / 9:53 am

    roses

  93. Elzbieta Znyk
    October 24, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Roses.

  94. fiona waterworth
    October 24, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Dahlias they look so beautiful, african marrigolds run a close second though

  95. Dee Dmonte
    October 24, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I love Fresia’s 🙂

  96. Alice O'Neill
    October 24, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Peonies

  97. Mark R
    October 24, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    My Favourite flower has to be a snowdrop

  98. janine atkin
    October 24, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    i like roses

  99. sean lambourne
    October 23, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    night scented stocks – the best thing on a warm summer evening is a glass of wine and their smell at dusk

  100. Yvonne Sharpe
    October 23, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Violet as purple is my favourite colour beautiful in hanging basket

  101. Carolynn Woodland
    October 23, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Orchids

  102. greig spencer
    October 22, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    roses

  103. Sheena Batey
    October 22, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    My favourite flower is the freisa for its delicacy and its fragrance

  104. Carole Nott
    October 22, 2017 / 9:15 am

    my favourite flower has to be the fuschia – so many lovely variations of colour

  105. October 21, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Daffodils

  106. Patricia Bond
    October 21, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    It has got to be the Rose so many beautiful colours, types and scents so versatile

  107. Judith Hamilton
    October 21, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Violets are my favourite because they remind me of flower sellers in the West End of London during my childhood.

  108. Brad Start
    October 21, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Roses, I even married a Rosemary

  109. laura stewart
    October 21, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    tulips 🙂 love them x

  110. sarah rees
    October 21, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    orchid

  111. Rose Stephenson
    October 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Runner bean flowers because in a few weeks I know that there will be beans to pick. Pretty flowers tasty veg

  112. Geoff Dagger
    October 21, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Daffodil

  113. russ bartlett
    October 21, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    my wife is an avid fan and lover of hydrangea

  114. Andrea Fletcher
    October 21, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    L like Lavender.

  115. Janet Birkin
    October 21, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Roses, especially the scented

  116. Karen Robinson
    October 21, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Freesias – had them in my wedding bouquet. Dahlias for their flowering right up to the first frosts.

  117. Lyndsey
    October 21, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    i love roses they all smell different and lovely

  118. KATHY D
    October 21, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Lily of the Valley – looks good and smells even better

  119. Suzanne
    October 21, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Roses are beautoful.

  120. Ms Suan Watts
    October 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Clematis

  121. Elizabeth Bazley
    October 21, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Zinnias great for summer bedding and for cutting.

  122. Avs
    October 21, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Clematis

  123. David Allen
    October 21, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Clemetis

  124. iain maciver
    October 21, 2017 / 9:26 am

    freesias

  125. October 21, 2017 / 8:28 am

    I love roses and peonies the most I think.

  126. Lesley Bradley
    October 19, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Freesias, they smell wonderful

  127. Solange
    October 19, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love Freesias because of their bright colours and fragrance.

  128. Tracy Nixon
    October 19, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love sweet peas

  129. Tracey Peach
    October 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

    My favourite flowers is the Rose for it’s sheer beauty & range of colours

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