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Book Cover: Wild Flowers by Carol Klein (BBC Books, �20)

Book Cover: Wild Flowers by Carol Klein (BBC Books, �20)

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If you’re still scratching your head as to what to do with your garden this year, whether trying veg in pots for the first time, creating a wildflower meadow or completely re-landscaping your outdoor space, there are new books which should provide you with plenty of ideas.

Here are just a few of the many gardening titles on offer this year:

n The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart (Timber Press, £14.99, May 2). This intoxicating and eclectic new book on the hidden botany behind your favourite booze would make a fabulous gift for gardeners who enjoy a tipple. The quirky guide explains the chemistry and botanical history of more than 150 species, showing how they form the bases of our 
favourite cocktails.


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