Written by an experienced horticulturist with a sensitivity to the concerns and motivations of gardeners throughout New Zealand, Bill Brett’s new book will be the standard reference for all gardeners who wish to improve their knowledge in this important aspect of their hobby or vocation. Philip Yates ONZM D.Sc FNZIM
At last a fully comprehensive guide for growing and managing all manner of garden plants and vegetables in NZ. I have known Bill for many years and his knowledge of pests and diseases and how to manage them effectively is unrivalled in NZ. As a keen gardener myself, and Garden Centre owner, this book will be an invaluable tool — completely up-to-date with access to any future additions; this will be the only gardening guide I need. Gillian Thrum, Green Door Garden Centre, Havelock North
I have known Bill Brett for many years as a mentor, colleague and friend and am thrilled that he has chosen to share his extensive knowledge in this book.
Bill has taken the scientific and analytical information that can often be complex and confusing and has translated it into a useful, helpful, must-have resource for anyone who cares about the safe and effective use of pesticides.
I am delighted that he has put into print his years of experience and knowledge for all of us to access. Lance Bills (B. Hort), Harrisons Gardenworld, Past President Nursery & Garden Association of New Zealand