The Complete Garden Expert

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An all-in-one gardening book by the world’s best-selling gardening author. In its 256 pages the beginner can find the answers to all those questions and problems which crop up. For experienced gardeners it is an invaluable source book to those areas where they may lack information or experience.

•Find out about garden styles and the secrets ...

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Overview

An all-in-one gardening book by the world’s best-selling gardening author. In its 256 pages the beginner can find the answers to all those questions and problems which crop up. For experienced gardeners it is an invaluable source book to those areas where they may lack information or experience.

•Find out about garden styles and the secrets of good design
•Learn about your plants
•Check effects of the weather on your garden
•Learn how to identify and improve your soil
•Choose the best flowers for borders, bedding and containers
•Learn about all the essential tasks for the gardener
•Plan the planting, growing and picking of vegetables
•Find out how to choose the right tools
•Learn how to pick the right trees and shrubs for your garden
•Put a name to plant troubles and weeds plus the up-to-date way to control them
•Find the best way to look after fruit trees
•Care for and prune roses
•Learn about all the features in your garden
•Keep your lawn in the best condition
•Pick the right greenhouse for your needs
•And much, much more

The Complete Garden Expert is the latest addition to the world’s best-selling garden book series. It is packed with full-colour photographs, practical diagrams and Expert-style copy to provide a unique guide to every part of the garden.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780903505987
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Expert Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 983,973
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Chapter 2 Garden Soil 7

Chapter 3 Garden Weather 18

Chapter 4 Flowers 21

Chapter 5 Garden Tasks 53

Chapter 6 Vegetables 74

Chapter 7 Garden Tools 107

Chapter 8 Trees & Shrubs 114

Chapter 9 Garden Troubles 143

Chapter 10 Herbs 175

Chapter 11 Garden Styles 178

Chapter 12 Fruit 186

Chapter 13 Garden Design 200

Chapter 14 Roses 222

Chapter 15 Garden Features 230

Chapter 16 Plant Index 254

Acknowledgements 256

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