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Royal Horticultural Society :how to garden when you're new to gardening

Author: DK.
Publisher: London : DK, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DK.
ISBN: 0241336651 9780241336656
OCLC Number: 1000438954
Description: 255 pages :colour illustrations ;24 cm.
Contents: 1: GETTING STARTED1: Which way does your garden face?2: Know your soil3: Improving your soil4: Choosing the right potting compost5: Choosing healthy plants2: FLOWERS & FOLIAGE1: Sowing seeds outdoors2: Sowing seeds indoors3: Growing plants that last4: Growing sunflowers5: Preparing pots for planting6: Plant up a colourful container7: Make a spring hanging basket8: Planting a shady windowbox9: Making a border10: Making raised beds and edges11: Choosing flowers and foliage for spring containers12: Choosing flowers and foliage for summer containers3: LAWNS1: Laying turf2: Sowing grass seed3: How to make a lawn edging4: Growing bulbs in grass5: Caring for your lawn4: CLIMBERS1: Planting a climber2: Potting up climbers3: Create a tower of climbers4: Make an ivy topiary ball5: Build a rose arch6: Pruning a rose arch7: Pruning a rose on a wall8: Pruning wisteria9: Cutting back ivy10: Raise new plants by layering11: Choosing climbers for spring interest12: Choosing climbers for summer interest5: SHRUBS1: Planting a shrub2: Planting a shrub in a pot3: Planting a bare-root rose4: Pruning an early summer flowering shrub5: Lightly pruning shrubs6: Pruning a shrub rose7: Pruning hydrangea8: Pruning lavender9: Pruning for winter stems10: Planting a hedge11: Trimming a hedge12: Making a topiary cone13: Repotting a shrub14: Choosing shrubs for year-round interest15: Choosing shrubs for autumn interest6: GRASSES1: Planting grasses in the ground2: Caring for grasses3: Cutting back grasses4: Dividing grasses5: Choosing grasses7: SMALL TREES1: Planting a tree2: Removing a branch3: Moving a tree or shrub4: Choosing trees for small gardens8: VEGETABLES1: Growing seeds in trays2: Sowing seeds in small pots3: Growing vegetables from plug plants4: Raising lettuces on a windowsill5: Growing tomatoes6: Growing climbing beans7: Growing root crops8: Growing early potatoes9: Growing potatoes in a bin9: HERBS1: Growing herbs from seed2: Planting a herb garden3: Planting a herb hanging basket4: Making a lavender hedge5: Growing herbs from cuttings6: Dividing herbs10: FRUIT1: Planting a basket of strawberries2: Planting an apple tree in a pot3: Pruning an apple tree4: Soft fruit in small spaces5: Tree fruit in small spaces11: PRACTICALITIES1: Watering plants2: Making your own compost3: How and when to prune4: Caring for your tools5: Troubleshooting weeds6: Dealing with pests7: Preventing diseases8: Know your garden friends12: Index13: Acknowledgements


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Discover how to look after all manner of green things, including house plants, in this comprehensive guide. It is full of tips on how to grow vegetables and how to cut back troublesome plants and Read more...

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