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This reference book gives photographic explanations of every gardening technique and has more than 500 separate step-by-step sequences. Written by a team of international experts over three years, its range and depth illustrates authoritative and up-to-date practical gardening skills from simple to advanced. There are four major sections. Part one covers all the different plant groups and areas of the garden, advising on the uses of the plants, soil preparation, planting, maintenance, pruning and propagation. The chapters include: ornamental trees and shrubs, climbers, the rose garden, perennials, annuals and biennials, the rock garden, the water garden, cacti, the herb and vegetable gardens and fruit. Part two gets to grips with the practicalities of tools and equipment, greenhouses and frames, and garden structures and surfaces. Part three covers successful cultivation and propagation techniques by looking at the climate and how to protect plants, soil types and fertilizers, treating pests and diseases - including organic methods of treatment alongside conventional or chemical controls, plant problems, and dealing with weeds. Part four contains seasonal reminders, and a glossary and index which includes common names.
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RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening draws on the expertise of 50 specialist contributors, under the editorship of Christopher Brickell from the RHS. Christopher was awarded the CBE in 1991 for his services to horticulture. He has published several books including RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers from DK.Review:
but again, the RHS leads the field with its Encyclopedia of Gardening As a plain-speaking guide to digging, pruning, planning, pests and diseases, growing fruit and vegetables, not to mention wind and compost, it is hard to beat. Independent on Sunday (Sunday Review) plain-speaking and comprehensive, offering plenty of practical advice. The Week
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0863189792
Book Description DK, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0863189792
Book Description DK, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110863189792