Author(s): Dennis Greville
New Zealand's benign climate creates superb growing conditions for flowers, fruit and vegetables, so it's no wonder that Kiwis love to turn their garden into a slice of paradise. Now gardening enthusiasts will be able to pick up Dennis Greville's highly practical gardening book and find some instant improvement they can make to their garden. The text was previously published by Harper Collins in 1995 but has been fully updated, and now comes with the author's exquisite colour photography throughout. The book is structured around the four seasons, starting with spring, and each season is broken down into three months. Each month follows a standardised structure, with regular entries on feeding and watering; dealing with pests; and tending flowers, lawns, fruit trees and vegetables. Among these are 'how to do it' panels on special tasks such as planting rose bushes or making your own fertilisers, as well as regular panels listing key tasks and opportunities at hand. The content is written with the eco-friendly gardener in mind, and where possible Dennis proposes natural solutions rather than harmful chemicals.