Twenty Great Books set in APARTMENT BLOCKS
GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of ‘Frost Falls on the Potting Shed’ by Jenny Kane – ENGLAND
6th November 2022
We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Frost Falls on the Potting Shed by Jenny Kane, set in England.
It has always been Maddie Willand‘s dream to take over her father’s plant nursery. But after his sudden death, she is devastated to discover that she might lose The Potting Shed forever.
Maddie’s bossy older sister, Sabi, is joint owner of the nursery, and she’s convinced that the best thing for both of them would be to sell up. Determined to keep the business going, Maddie can’t afford any distractions, but staying focused might be harder than she thinks when – after a major garden centre chain puts in an offer – her search for legal advice throws her into the path of attractive lawyer Ed…
As frost begins to fall over The Potting Shed, will Maddie find the strength to save her father’s legacy and open herself up to new beginnings?
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A VENUS FLY TRAP OR A SUCCULENT PLANT FOR SURE
i love venus fly traps they’re my favourite and so fascinating but a close second has to be succulents as they’re really easy to take care of 🙂
My favourite is a honeysuckle as they smell amazing and remind me of my mum’s back garden xxx
Gaillardia- lovely flowers in the autumn which last for ages.
I’d say a courgette plant. They’re easy to grow, produce loads to eat and have pretty flowers too
My favourite is the staghorn fern which looks crazy!
I love big, blousy Peonies!
I love Clematis and have over 25 different varieties in my garde.
Poppies – I love to see them growing everywhere
Agapanthus is my absolute favourite
I love cyclamen
Peonies are my favourite plant as they’re so beautiful,hardy and versatile.
it can put up with me forgetting about it, and it loves my damp old house
i love to buy them as house warming presents for friends and family , it has beautiful white flowers and i believe it brings peace to new homes
Perennial wallflower (mauve bowles? I think) it flowers virtually continually all year and is really easy to propagate.
I love jasmine especially on a warm summer night, the fragrance is gorgeous
Lilies. I just wish they’d last longer in my garden!
lavender – especially the large, strong scented varieties used in perfume making
My favourite plants are spider plants, I love the way they hang and have baby plants growing off them
Love snapdragons, grow lots from seed every year x
Love orchids! They’re so delicate and pretty (have a few around my house now)
I love the vibrant anemone – just love the deep colours
i like geraniums
Daisies are my favourite.
My favourite plant has always been the Lupin.
I have a wonderful collection of Kalanchoe that flower so beautifully in the spring. I used to buy them at the supermarket as a treat for myself until I found how easy they were to grow from the parent plant. I now only buy when I see a colour I haven’t got. A house is not a home without plants (and books!)
I love pink carnations
I love roses, because they smell and look beautiful and can survive my gardening attempts.
I love Snowdrops. I love that while all the other plants are waiting for the better weather, Snowdrops are trying their best to flower and cheer us up xx
I love gladioli. Such an elegant flower in so many colours
Geraniums – so colourful.
Sweet Williams because I can remember visiting my grandparents when I was smaller and their garden was full of them,
l love freesias, l always have l have no idea why though
I love a swiss cheese plant
I love my pittisporums, I have a number of variety’s, they just look like such a neat and dainty shrub.
I love Roses
I love Lavender, the scent, and how they spread and look so pretty, I love seeing all the bees on them too!
My all-time favourite plant is the delightful little Erigeron daisy. It measures just a few centimetres across but is a prolific flowerer for at least 9 months of the year, attracts small insects and grows just about anywhere.
I love sweet peas.
Violas, so pretty!
I love carnations as they are just so pretty and their colours are just so bright.
I love freesias so delicate and with a gorgeous scent
It’s not the most unique of flowers but I absolutely adore daisies 🙂
Lilly of the Valley for me the delicate flower and the lovely perfume.
My absolute favourite plant is a Paeony – they have it all. Beautiful colours and fragrance too
my favourite flowers are dahlias, especially the pompoms
This is a hard one, I just love flowers in any shape or form but if I had to pick one it would be busy lizzies for their non stop flowering in the summer.
I love snowdrops, one of the first signs of spring.
Honesty – so delicate
I love Old English Roses , Their shape their form and their gorgeous smell
I love clematis. They give colour and height to a garden
I really love peonies
I love Orchids
Iris – signifies the waking from winter slumber and vibrant beauty on the horizon
I love the stately gladioli. It’s easy to grow from a bulb and looks majestic
I love lavender…it smells like summer and France
I love sunflowers as their vibrant colour and radiance always brightens up the day. We grew loads of different varieties in the garden over the summer and the bees were flocking to them. That was before the squirrels started snapping the stalks and running off with the heads…!
Love daffodils, sign of spring and new beginnings.
I increased my love of indoor plants , during lockdown . ( I dont have a garden, just a small balcony ) . I enjoyed watching them flourish , and took care of them , as if they were my babies . ( i dont have children ) . My fave is a little “date palm tree. “
My favourite flower is the sweet pea. During the summer months, it’s a joy to go out into the garden every day to pick them for vases. The scent is incredible and the more you pick, the more that you get!
I love roses especially fragrance varieties
Lavender I love the smell and the bees love them.
My favourite plant is the humble conifer. It is always green and when it gets pruned it smells wonderful.
My favourite plants are daffodils because they come around Spring time, every year and remind us of the warmer weather.
I love sunflowers, their flowers always make me smile.
A rambling rose is an old-fashioned and now rarely cultivated type of rose that would spread low across the ground on long, whippy canes. Ramblers are now grown usually as climbers instead. I have several in my garden and for me it’s a metaphor for someone who accepts their life journey as it comes. Any challenges that come their way, they are unfazed by. They are the ones that carry on their troubles and throw them to the side, and live the life they trouble themselves to find.
As I trained as a florist, that’s not really a fair question – However, I guess that for beauty I would have to say roses and for versatility and resilience the chrysanthemum.
I love Peonies, the flower is just so stunning. My particular favourite is ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. Many thanks, would love to read this book.
I love fuchsias because they are so pretty and come in many different shades and flower shapes, They are quite easy to propagate to increase my collection!
I love Passion flowers (passiflora). My late father had a fence covered with them, and whenever I see these beautiful flowers I think of him.
Runner bean. The scarlet flowers look stunning and lead to delicious beans
Alpine plants for their resilience.
The fern – one of the oldest plants in our natural history.
I love primulas. My dad used to grow a number of different varieties which were all beautiful with vibrant colours. I wish that I had kept seeds so that I could grow them myself now.
freesias for me
l don’t know why but l have always loved freesias
My husband & I worked on Chrysanthemums on a large commercial nursery for many years, we grew billions of them & they’re still my favourite flowers
My Rose plant as as I’ve nurtured it and cared for it and not managed to kill it so far, so I love it.
Clematis– so versatile, can be grown in borders or pots.
Jack Frost Rose because it’s strongly fragrant with stunningly white blooms and flowers throughout the season from Spring to Autumn
I love the Vanda Orchid for its brilliant blue/purple colour, a great favourite but it’s a very thirsty plant and needs a lot of moisture.
Dahlias are my favourite
I love fuschias.