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If you ever longed to learn about plants you may never be able to grow, and to discover gardens you may never be able to visit, then here is your bedside companion. Learn how people gardened in the past and what they have contributed to our gardens today. This compendious volume features fascinating garden facts and lore, including sections on great gardeners in history; extraordinary and surprising plants; remarkable enclosures from around the world; key gardening moments in history; the wildlife in our backyards; things for the plant lover to do indoors, and other interesting trivia and statistics. Illustrated throughout and brought to you by D.G. Hessayon, the internationally recognized writer of the blockbuster Expert series, this is the perfect book for every nature lover.
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Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.Review:
"A new soon-to-be-classic that's perfect for winter evenings...A fascinatingly quirky and delightful take on all things green-fingered...It will keep you feeling inspired and entertained, even when it's too grisly outside to venture to the greenhouse" * Sunday Telegraph * "An ideal gift for anyone in love with their garden - or good books" * The Oldie * "The ideal companion for all who love gardens" * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * "Sure to be one of the most entertaining of this year's horticultural stocking fillers" -- Kathryn Bradley-Hole * Country Life * "This beautiful book, full of history, trivia and things to do indoors, makes a great gift" -- Veronica Leek * The Bookseller *
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Book Description Expert, 2008. Condition: New. This compendium by the author of the best-selling Expert series is intended for people who want to take a rest from weeding, relax, and read about plants, people and places. Here you will find a short history of the tomato, an article on Gregor Mendel and his peas, descriptions of famous gardens such as Hidcote Manor and Stourhead, and pieces on topics as diverse as working-class plants, earthworms, mazes, and how to win at the rose show. Seller Inventory # 295522
Book Description Expert, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX090350569X
Book Description Random House. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 7866629
Book Description Expert, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11090350569X
Book Description Expert. Hardcover. Condition: New. 090350569X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0903553