RHS Gardening School: Everything You Need to Know to Garden Like a Professional (Hardcover)
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A newly-revised and complete guide for keen amateur gardeners and aspiring professionals that draws on the expertise of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society)
It doesn't matter if you're an old hand at gardening or just starting out, there are always things to discover and opportunities to improve, whether it's mastering a new technique or brushing up on your botany.
RHS Gardening School is the perfect guide for gardeners who want to learn. Inside you'll find chapters on:
- Understanding plants
- Everyday garden care
- Problem solving
- Planting design
- Gardening through the year
- and much more
Hands-on guidance and step-by-step instructions explain topics such as pruning, pest and diseases, weed removal and caring for lawns.
Expert gardeners explain the underlying principles in plain English, while clear diagrams and beautiful photographs inspire and inform.
This revised edition has a fresh new look with new illustrations and photographs and an easy-to-navigate layout making it an ideal handbook for the new gardener.
Become a better, smarter, more productive gardener with this complete guide to horticulture in one handy book.
About the Author
Simon Akeroyd has written over 20 gardening books, including RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle Book and the bestselling RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner (both published by Mitchell Beazley). He writes for national garden and lifestyle magazines and as producer and journalist for the BBC.
Simon was previously Gardens' Manager for the National Trust (with properties that include Agatha Christie's Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle, Bradley Manor and Polesden Lacey). He was also Garden Manager for the Royal Horticultural Society including Harlow Carr and RHS Garden Wisley. Apart from gardening he is also a keen beekeeper.
Dr Ross Bayton gained a Bachelor's degree in tropical ecology, and later a Masters and a PhD, both in taxonomy. He is the co-author of RHS Genealogy for Gardeners and RHS Gardening School (both Mitchell Beazley), and worked for three years at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.