* 'Unmissable, the obvious book of the year for anyone who wants to take gardening seriously. It is full of hilarious observations, impatient comment and invaluable concise advice, grounded in years of personal activity.'
Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times
* 'If I had to find one book to suit a beginner and an expert, and to keep on my own shelves for reference, this would be it.'
Mary Keen, The Spectator
* 'This book is great fun as well as informative and useful ... Her long experience of plants and gardening - and of people - shines through.
Tim Richardson, Daily Telegraph
A very entertaining read. Packed full of advice expressed with Irish charm. - Oxford Times
It's like listening to an old and very wise gardening friend - making it impossible not to enjoy it. - Good Book Guide
Rather good and should entertain annyone eager to learn from the observations of a top of the range garden owner. - Let's Talk
It's not often you can rave about how much you enjoyed a gardening book, but this is one you'll recommend. Written with humour, Helen Dillon shares her enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening. - Garden Answers
Best for 'Colourful Irreverence' - Fun to read as well as inspiring. Her garden is brilliant. Literally. I know no one who uses colour as well as she does, nor are there many gardeners who garden as well as this first among British plantpersons. When you want jokes, style and dash, combined with attention to detail, Helen is the one to follow. - BBC Gardens Illustrated
A gorgeous, informative and practical book that can be simply enjoyed in the armchair on rainy days and provide an essential reference all year round. - Irish Examiner