752 Pages Hardcover
A reference book that no gardener should be without.
Complete and comprehensive.
If you are looking for a
how-to book, this is the one for you
RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening by
This completely revised and
updated encyclopedia offers expert RHS advice on the entire range of gardening
techniques. It has been expanded to include new plants and gardening styles, and
the latest horticultural developments. Part one, "Creating the Garden", is a
complete guide to garden planning and all aspects of plant cultivation and care,
including pruning and propagation. This section opens with a chapter on planning
design, full of ideas and practical information to help you to achieve an ideal
garden for your site and lifestyle. This is followed by chapters focusing on the
main plant groups and areas of the garden - from ornamental trees and perennials
to water gardening and the fruit garden. Each chapter offers in-depth coverage
of every aspect of soil preparation and panting, creating effective garden
features, and the routine care of your plants. Part two, "Maintaining the
Garden", helps you to choose the garden equipment and materials, provides a
practical guide to building a framework for the plants and sets them in the
context of their environment. Annotated diagrams and photographs make every task
easy to grasp, from how to select and equip a greenhouse to laying paving,
putting up fencing or building a pergola, and all the tools, equipment and
materials needed for each garden project are covered. Separate chapters show how
climate and soil combine to affect your garden, and there is guidance on
improving the soil and frost protection, with extended coverage of issues such
as water conservation and organic practices.
Easily the best gardening book.
Unlike many of the frothy picture books published today, this is a gardening
book written for gardeners. The book is divided into sections, dealing with each
plant entry by type rather than in alphabetical order.
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