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Flowers Alan R. Toogood

Flowers By Alan R. Toogood

Flowers by Alan R. Toogood


$18.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

With a comprehensive directory of the most popular flowers, and information on garden design, planting and general care, this practical guide offers advice on what you need to know to start a flourishing garden.

Flowers Summary

Flowers by Alan R. Toogood

The bulk of this practical guide comprises a comprehensive directory of the most common flowers. Entries include: background information on general characteristics, planting and care; a visual chart listing the most popular varieties and cultivars, with instantly-accessed information on height, spread, colour of flower, hardiness, moisture and sunlight requirements; seasonal guides indicating when to plant and the flowering season; and expert tip boxes. The book opens with a guide to gardening techniques, which covers: assessing your plot for soil quality, drainage, sun and shade; where to buy and how to tell if the plant is healthy; growing flowers from seeds and bulbs; when, how and where to plant; creative ideas for planting combinations; caring for your flowers throughout the year; and increasing your stock with propagation techniques. The book closes with a section on plant problems, comprising a trouble-shooting flow chart to help identify the problem and a directory of all the pests and diseases you are likely to do battle with.

About Alan R. Toogood

Having trained at the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Alan Toogood possesses extensive horticultural and plant knowledge. He has written numerous books on a wide range of gardening subjects, including 'The Mix and Match Planting Guide to Annuals and Perennials', 'Eyewitness Garden Handbook: Annuals and Biennials' and 'RHS: Propagating Plants', for which he received the Garden Writers' Guild award in 1999.

Additional information

GOR002696869
9780007146512
0007146515
Flowers by Alan R. Toogood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20030303
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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