This is a pocket-size notebook in which gardeners can make notes about the varieties of fruit and vegetables being planted, as well as cultivation and fertilization specifics and the yield at harvest. The book is divided into two sections and then into different types of fruit or vegetables, including special interest – with coloured tabs to make the sections easy to find. Each page is divided into vertical columns with headings such as variety, date planted/sown, supplier and planting position and harvest yield details. The illustrations are botanical drawings from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library.
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 and has established itself as the UK's leading gardening charity, with the aim of inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The world-famous RHS Lindley Library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs.
Dr Brent Elliott is librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society and author of numerous articles and books. He has written introductions and captions to the RHS diaries since 1993. He is based in London.