Every budding gardener can make a successful start with the practical advice and step-by-step instructions in this illustrated guide. After an initial look at the basic elements such as soil, climate, and light, instructions are provided for planning a garden and arranging such essentials as boundaries, paths, patios, and seating. Aspiring green thumbs will learn the secrets of good planting and employing the right tools; how to combine plants according to shape, color, and texture; and how to create container displays for year-round color. Packed with color photos, this guide is complete with an extensive section on gardening techniques that takes readers through planting, sowing, seeding, and pruning.
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Kim Wilde is also the author of Gardening with Children. Along with working as a designer on BBC’s Garden Invaders and writing regular gardening columns for The Guardian, she has won numerous awards for her garden designs, including an RHS Gold medal.Review:
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 North
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000727078X