Judging by the all the chat shows and Twitter activity, today is the day to launch all those products people hope will end up as Christmas presents. That seems to make it a good day for my once a year piece of shameless self-promotion.
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how it has continued to sell with this being the third Christmas that it is available for all those relatives who already have all the normal gardening books they could possibly have.
It will sound like false modesty if I say how hard I find it to plug my own work but I do so I feel I need to give you reasons why you should not buy my book. You shouldn’t buy it if you want a reference work. I decided not to have an index because it is much easier to find things alphabetically on this site. It also doesn’t have any illustrations because, I believe, a Google image search is the best way to find pictures of plants in all stages of their life cycle.
And it doesn’t have any scare stories. It seems that a lot of people who write about poisonous plants want to make readers thing that stepping into the garden is more dangerous than slaloming down Everest with crocodiles for skis and spent nuclear fuel rods for ski poles.
You can find out what it is, rather than what it isn’t, on the ‘Is That Cat Dead?’ page or by watching the video that I made before publication.
Thank goodness that’s over for another year.
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