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The Gardeners' Book
The Gardeners' Book

The Gardeners' Book

Age-Old Advice and Tips for the Garden


160 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: April 2013

ISBN 9781843179573

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Apr 2013)
Michael O'Mara

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Famous gardeners, what gardening catalog lingo really means, the lowdown on snugs and snails—this reference is the green-thumbed friend that every novice gardener needs This guide is packed with useful tips, surprising ideas, and amusing anecdotes, and is perfect for embarking on a new project, or just for inspiration on how to rejuvenate or improve an existing garden. A celebration of the wonderful and ancient art of gardening, this is also a compendium of practical tips. It includes gardening lore and history; garden games; ideas for making a garden the most impressive on the block; how to make and nurture a compost heap; when to sow a lawn; how to keep tools in pristine condition; and, advice on planning a garden to maximum effect. From allotment gardening to tending the topiary and from greenhouse to greenfly, this handy book will inspire and spur growers on to greater things.


"Buried among the tongue-in-cheek tips, gardening quotations and fascinating facts aimed at making you the envy of the allotment, there are some real nuggets of information that will benefit even the most green-fingered."  —Amateur Gardening

"Easy to read with plenty of amusing illustrations, [I] would definitely recommend it—even to an experienced gardener."  —English Garden

Author Biography

Diana Craig is an author and editor with a particular interest in nature.