Further Info

Useful online resources.


Apart from friends and your local library, there’s a world of free information within easy reach.

Royal Horticultural Society – a wealth of free online information www.rhs.org.uk. The RHS also runs London shows, in its two halls in Westminster, where plants can be bought and advice sought. Event information can be found on the RHS website.

Catalogues & Newsletters – subscribing to a supplier’s mailing list, at least for a while can be useful. The timing of a newsletter’s arrival in your letterbox or email inbox is a good advance indicator of what to plant when…

Blogs and videos from commercial websites – here is an example of helpful guidance to what to plant when from Sarah Raven and here’s another very useful blog from Higgledy Garden.  Boma’s website also offers monthly tips. And finally, Thompson & Morgan How To Videos.

Facebook – countless discussion groups, for example BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Facebook Group


The Edible Balcony, by Alex Mitchell (Kyle Books, 2011)

How To Grow Stuff, by Alice Vincent (Ebury Press, 2017)

The Urban Kitchen Gardener, by Tom Moggcach (Kyle Books, 2012)

The Balcony Gardener, by Isabelle Palmer (Cico Book, 2012)


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