Okay guys, I am about to do some serious evangelizing to those of you who do not already worship at the throne of Dan Hinkley.
Dan is the kind of person who makes Ray Lancaster start going all burbly and delighted. That's one way you know he is the real thing.
He runs a really well-loved American nursery at Heronswood in Washington State, but also is a plant collector of so many years standing, and one way to experience his amazing knowledge and adventures is to read 'The Explorer's Garden". Rare plants that will make your mouth water and your little hand start itching its way across the desk towards the computer mouse....
However until recently you had to get it in hardback.
It's now out in paperback! And I have a copy to give away!
At the same time, his follow-up book is out in hardback - this one does "Shrubs and Vines", so stuff like rare witch hazels and rhododendrons. Maybe a bit less practical, but just as, mmmm, mouth-watering.
So listen if you would like to WIN a FREE copy of the paperback of the Explorer's Garden, which I will post within reason to wherever you live, please leave a comment below. I really recommend the book, he is one of those people who REALLY knows what they are talking about.... even if this recommendation comes from someone who knows that, most of the time, they don't.