Joyce Russell has thirty years of practical experience of fruit and vegetable growing, while feeding a family from the garden. She writes each month for Kitchen Garden Magazine, as well as regular contributions to other magazines and newspapers. Ben Russell is an experienced photographer who has had over 3,000 photographs published in magazines, newspapers and books. Their first book, The Polytunnel Book is one of Frances Lincoln's perennial best-sellers with more than 115 5-star reviews on Amazon.
"This book offers focussed, practical advice and is aimed at the complete beginner" "There is a good mix of practical versus more decorative projects" -- Jojo Tulloh * Gardens Illustrated * "How about a little DIY garden project to get your teeth into? West Cork-based gardener Joyce Russell, already well-known to many Irish gardeners because of her book on polytunnel growing has just brought out an excellent new book." * Irish Times * "With the advice from this West Cork-based expert, your garden will become more attractive, productive and secure." * Irish Country Magazine * "Beautiful photography and clear instructions make each project a tempting prospect, and should inspire homeowners to help make their little patches more attractive, productive and more secure." * The Smallest Smallholding * "5 stars - If you're partial to a bit of DIY in the garden department and want to save yourself some money at the same time, this eminently practical book will definitely ignite the flame." * Kitchen Garden * "If you buy them in, wooden structures such as cold frames, obelisks and raised beds will make a serious dent in your veg plot budget. Making such things from scratch yourself will save you money, but it can be daunting especially if you've never picked up a drill before. Build a Better Vegetable Garden is just what you need to get you started, with clear instructions for 30 projects of all skill levels." * Grow Your Own *