MAUREEN Crosley is opening her garden for the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust Open Gardens on July 16.

Her garden will be open at 67a Station Road, Fenay Bridge, HD8 0AD from 10am to 4pm with an admission charge of £3.00.

For details of all the gardens and their opening times, location and admission costs visit . Remember that all proceeds from these events will be helping to continue to work of the trust and to build, staff and maintain the new hospice at Brackenhall, Huddersfield.

` Despite the current enthusiasm for growing your own fruit and vegetables, flowers still form the basis of our British gardens and any reference book that helps us to choose the best and to get the best out of them must surely be a winner.

Well, Helen Yemm, in association with the RHS, has produced one of the RHS Grow Your Own series specifically on flowers.

It details around 100 of the best annuals and perennials for use in our garden, with recommendation for the best varieties to find, along with some excellent advice on how to care for these mad splashes of colour. RRP £16.99. Published by Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1-84533-536-6.