Practical Gardening

An Illustrated Book With 1200 Photographs

Book Description

This comprehensive guide provides a wealth of gardening advice, tips and ideas. The first section focuses on planning a garden, and includes invaluable information on understanding the properties of different soils and making the most of different locations. It also features a helpful breakdown of tasks season by season and a clear, informative chapter on successful pruning. The second section is packed with ideas for planting to achieve stunning colour combinations and maximum visual impact, and explains how to introduce fabulous scents and beautiful textures throughout the garden all year round. A comprehensive gardening guide with a wealth of practical advice along with clear illustrations of skills and techniques, the book includes over 1500 beautiful and useful full-colour photographs and an accessible and informative text by highly respected horticultural experts

About Matthews, Jackie

Richard Bird is a full-time author on gardening and plants and has written over 30 books on many different aspects of gardening. His recent books include Sensational Shrubs, Glorious Climbers and The Kitchen Garden Book.

Andrew Mikolajski is an established author and garden designer, who has contributed to several major Royal Horticultural Society publications, including The A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and The Good Plants Guide.

Jackie Matthews is a highly respected horticultural expert and gardening author. She has been gardening for over 30 years, and in her writing she combines a love of the countryside with her practical experience of creating her own beautiful garden in Suffolk, England. Amongst her many gardening publications are Planting for Colour through the Year, and Right Plant, Right Place.