The practical gardening encyclopedia (Paperback)
This is a step-by-step guide to achieving gardening success, shown in 950 photographs. It covers all the basics such as digging, soil, compost, planting, sowing, watering, weeding, pruning, propagation and harvesting. It shows you how to create and plant up beautiful borders, bedding, rock gardens, ponds, wildlife gardens, containers and window boxes, and how to grow flowers, foliage and delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs. It deals with garden planning, design and construction, and making the most of a greenhouse. In gardening, satisfaction comes from getting the best results every time. This beautiful book illustrates in step-by-step detail the most effective and efficient ways of achieving your horticultural objectives. It begins with advice about choosing tools, preparing the ground, composting, weeding and propagation, and then shows how to plant flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables. From planting a simple lawn to creating a kitchen garden bursting with apples, lettuces or herbs, there are ideas for every type of garden. There are also instructions for building arches, pergolas, fences, walls, paths and edgings, ensuring complete success for gardening enthusiasts.