This is the perfect book for you if you are one of the many people who feel that gardening could be your ultimate pleasure if only you knew just that little bit more about it. The Daily Telegraph's much-loved columnist Helen Yemm manages to strike a happy balance between giving you enough information to get you going and not so much that it scares you or puts you off entirely. She dispenses invaluable advice, minus the mumbo jumbo, with refreshing humour and a clear understanding that not everyone has the wherewithal, in terms of time and finances, to spend every possible moment in the garden. So if you find yourself padding about your plot in your nightclothes without really knowing what to do, Gardening in Pyjamas will provide you with all the essential facts to nurture your growing passion.
Helen Yemm delights in demystifying the whole gardening process, and has been fielding readers' gardening problems through her weekly light-hearted but essentially practical Daily Telegraph page for more than a decade. Her popular Thorny Problems column has attracted a loyal following and her book of the same name, published in 2011, is a seasonal selection from the myriad of letters she has received over that time. She is a sometime gardening teacher, television presenter (Gardening From Scratch and Gardening Week for BBC 2) and now author. Her previous books include Gardening in Your Nightie (2000) - revised and updated to become Gardening in Your Pyjamas - and RHS Grow Your Own Flowers (2011).