Author(s): Val Bradley
A celebration of garden tools in all their diversity, this illustrated compendium takes a loving look inside the garden shed. The engaging and well-researched text, filled with anecdotes and insider knowledge, is written by experts with years of hands-on gardening experience. They explain how to choose well-made tools from among the vast range available, reveals the secret to picking the best tools for the job, details the most efficient ways of using tools, and shows how to keep them in perfect working order. Every type of tool is included, from the most basic to the most specialised. The book also explores the origins of many garden tools and shows how they have revolutionised the life of the contemporary gardener.
John Negus trained at the Royal Horticultural Society's college at Wisley and worked as sub-editor on Home Gardener before becoming Horticultural Information Officer at Syon Park. Since 1985 he has concentrated on garden writing and has contributed articles to Your Garden, Garden Calendar and Water Gardener. He lectures regularly for garden colleges and societies. Christopher Day currently manages Gardening 365, a gardening website. Previously he was editor of Garden Ideas, and has written for Amateur Gardening, Gardening World and The Gardener. He is the resident gardening expect on BBC radio.