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Alan Titchmarsh

576 pages.

6 Jan 2005

If you only buy one gardening book, make it this one!

How to Be a Gardener by Alan Titchmarsh

Review

Whether you're a complete beginner or a keen gardener, there are always times when it would help to have a reliable expert at your side. In this "Complete How to be a Gardener", Alan Titchmarsh draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to give you a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful gardener. Alan starts with the fundamentals, covering the absolute essentials that every gardener needs to know, including information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as advice on where to begin if you're a first-time gardener. Each chapter includes practical advice and step-by-step techniques and projects, as well as a host of Alan's favourite plants to help you in your selection. With its perfect balance of down-to-earth information and inspirational ideas, this complete paperback edition of "How to be a Gardener" gets to the very heart of gardening and provides a comprehensive reference manual for any garden owner. "How to be a Gardener 1" was the fastest selling gardening book ever and, between them, books 1 and 2 have sold over 1 million copies.

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312 pages

BBC Books

24 Nov 2005

The Gardener's Year by Alan Titchmarsh

Review

Best-selling author Alan Titchmarsh brings us the definitive guide to gardening throughout the year. This ideal gardening companion will be released to coincide with a BBC2 6 x 30 television series to be broadcast in early 2006. "The Gardener's Year" is not about quick fixes, design makeovers or hard drudge, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month by month Alan gives us the low-down on how to keep your garden looking its best. In-depth and packed full of useful tips, it includes advice on everything from what seeds you can plant out in your vegetable plot in May, to how to keep your hanging baskets looking stunning in September. Alan's most recent gardening books "How to be a Gardener 1 & 2" were the fastest selling gardening books ever with sales of over 1 million copies to date.

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