Well I promised you all a review on the allotment planner book that I won in the give-away which I mentioned here.
So I read this book through and to be honest wasn't disappointed at all though to be honest most of the time it was more of an amusing idealistic read that anything that I could put into place.
The book likes the phrase 'if rules allow'. Which is something to bare in mind if you do purchase it and what to try out the majority of the projects mentioned. Don't get me wrong, they are fantastic ideas and if I had a small holding of my own I would take on board each and every project in the book. But it does refer to itself as an 'Allotment Planner' which in my personal opinion is where lies the problem.
The majority of the book I could not do on my allotment because rules wouldn't allow and for good reasons which I wouldn't want to dispute. I think some of the projects though could be altered to make them suitable for allotment holde5rs but if the book is what the title suggests then you shouldn't have to tweak things in order to be able to use them.
Anyway, in all a good read and certainly one that I can refer to for things and also some great ideas which with a bit of adaptation will be good for the bee plot but to be honest noting of huge value to the part of my allotment where I grow my veg. If I were still a total beginner with my allotment then I think I would gain a little more use from it.
As stated on Jo and Sue's blogs 'The Book People' are selling it for just £4.99 so at that price I think it is quite a good buy but I would have been upset if I had paid r.r.p. of £14.99.
Just to remind everyone it's all persona; opinion and the book won't be wasted as it has space in each month to jot notes which is always a handy thing!!
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