I received the following email from a reader and thought it would be useful if I passed it on in its entirety (don't worry I do ask permission before I do this).
I have just stumbled upon your Blog and found it really interesting. It's great to find that more people are talking about gardening locally instead of using the south as the template for all gardening. I've added the blog to my bookmarks and intend to check back regularly as spring comes round. Also, I'd like to suggest a company for your useful links section. A few years ago, I went to the flower show at greenmount held by tottington horticultral society, hoping to get some guidance with issues I was having on my vegetable patch where I was introduced to their chairman, Graham. His advice proved invaluable and much more suited to my issues than any book I could find. Since then, my wife discovered that he was in business as Hortivation horticultral services, he has undertaken several jobs for us displaying the highest level of competence in gardening, his website has some useful guides that yourself or other of your readers might find interesting. It might be worth mentioning the society on your blog for as I've found them most helpful and a great source of plants.