For over 30 years I have grown ornamentals with never a thought for planting fruit trees, until now. Naomi combines a dream of yore with a challenge for the future. Count me in.
-- Roy Lancaster, broadcaster, plantsman, gardener and autho
Good to see both home growing and commercial considerations covered. Well done!
-- Martin Crawford, Agroforestry Research
This delightful book takes us on a sensual stroll through the orchard landscape, conveying both the romance and the practicalities of growing fruit trees.
-- Ben Pike, author of The Fruit Tree Handbook
From scrumping, hedgerow fruits and King Henry VIII to the random seedling cider orchards of New America, this is a major contribution to pomology, offering education, history and entertainment.
-- Tom Burford, author of Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Growers, Gardeners and Cooks
Naomi Slade offers fresh thoughts on growing fruit in the smaller gardens of many modern grow your own gardeners and suggests that the way forward may be for community orchards. She provides planting advice, cultivation and maintenance techniques, and then launches into ways to use and preserve the fruits of your fruit-growing.
-- Barbara Segall, The Herb Society http://herbsociety.org.uk
A horticultural fairytale, it also provides a practical roadmap to getting started - even in the increasingly tiny modern garden.
-- James Wong, ethnobotanist, TV presenter, garden designer and writer