Author(s): BUCZACKI STEFAN
A combination of dictionary and encyclopaedia that concentrates on gardening methods. Advice is given on design and planning, fertilizers, weather, and pests and diseases. The second half of the book is an extensive guide to planting and cultivation, with a gardening glossary.
Stefan Buczacki is the author of Hamlyn's "Best..." gardening series and a high-profile TV and Radio personality.
Part 1 Gardening techniques: climate and weather; container gardening; design and planning; equipment and tools; fertilizers and feeding; garden boundaries; gardening with children; gardening with native plants; greenhouse use; lawns; organic gardening; pests, diseases and disorders; propagation; pruning and training; soils; water and watering; weeds. Part 2 Plant entries: the fruit garden; the vegetable garden; the herb garden; the ornamental garden; the water garden; the indoor garden; trees; shrubs; roses; annual grasses; perennial grasses; climbers; annual climbers.