This is the definitive guide to 2500 garden plants, and step-by-step instructions on how to plant and care for them. This is a comprehensive guide to all the essential garden plants and gardening techniques together in one fantastic volume. Every gardening technique is described and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs, from planning and creating a garden to establishing and caring for a variety of garden plants. There is an extensive garden plant directory that contains over 2500 entries arranged alphabetically within categories for quick-and-easy reference. This title shows how to create specialized herb, fruit and vegetable gardens, and all you need to know about greenhouse gardening. It features over 1700 stunning colour photographs of plants, of techniques, and of borders and plantings. This is the ultimate gardening reference book, combining practical techniques and advice on all aspects of gardening with an invaluable directory of choosing the best plants for your garden. The first section, Gardening Techniques, is a comprehensive guide to the gardening essentials, from planning and creating, to maintaining, altering and enhancing the garden.
The second section, Directory of Garden Plants, covers 2500 plants in fourteen different plant categories, with entries arranged alphabetically within each category. Packed with illustrations, step-by-step photography, and stunning plant portraits, this book is an indispensable volume for all gardeners for gardeners of all levels of experience. Whether you wish to learn new skills or brush up on old ones, improve an existing garden or create a new and uniquely personal one, inspiration is readily at hand.
Andrew Mikolajski is an established and highly respected gardening expert. He edited the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (Dorling Kindersley) and has written and contributed articles to virtually every major magazine and specialist journal in the past decade. Jonathan Edwards is an experienced garden writer and editor. He began his career as a garden journalist, working as a feature editor for Amateur Gardening magazine before becoming deputy editor of Gardening Which? magazine. He now works on gardening books full time.