Eager to wear gardening gloves but feel lost in the garden? Full of practical tips and detailed step-by step instructions, The First-Time Gardener is the beginner's guide to gardening. Kim Wilde turned from show biz to gardening and learned from scratch to become a recognised expert in the field.
Beautifully illustrated throughout this one-stop guide will teach you the very basics of what gardening is about.
• Why gardening can be so rewarding
• Why it’s important not to expect too much too soon
• Why planning is the key
Details of each essential garden technique:
• Main soil types and the benefits/drawbacks of each
• Fundamental tools
• Guide to plant terms – demystifying words such as perennial, biennial, bulbs, rhizomes and many more
The book assumes no prior knowledge and takes you through the basics of planning a garden, choosing plants and turning your ideas into reality – including how to make the most of climbers, containers, and hanging baskets. But it will also help you assess what you've already got in your garden. Not all gardens should be created from scratch, as per the TV makeovers. In fact, if you can wait a while to see what happens in your new garden, then you may find you've inherited some weird and wonderful plants.
• Planning a garden
• Tips on planting, pruning and propagation
• Hard landscaping
• Choosing plants
• Taking care of your garden – digging, weeding, watering and feeding
• Gardening techniques
• Green gardening
• Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs
• Trouble shooting and pest control
• The possible pitfalls and helping you to identify
what’s gone wrong and how to resolve it
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praise for ‘Gardening with Children’:
‘A guide full to bursting with wonderful ideas for getting children immersed in gardening… There are plenty of illustrations showing the author and her children getting well stuck into the tasks in hand, and the instructions are clear and unfussy. With this many ideas for garden projects, I can see many adults filching her idea.’
- Sue Baker, Publishing News
‘Packed with wonderful photographs, illustrations and useful tips for the novice and experienced gardener alike.’ - Living NorthAbout the Author:
Kim Wilde studied horticulture and planting design at Capel Manor before becoming a resident designer on BBC’s ‘Garden Invaders’. She has since presented daytime coverage of ‘The Chelsea Flower Show’ and ‘The Great Garden Guide’ as well as gardening slots for GMTV and ‘This Morning’. Kim has written regular gardening columns for The Guardian and for Prima and Bella magazines. Alongside this, Kim continues to ejoy a busy pop career, her family and her garden.
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