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Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser Matthew Biggs

Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser By Matthew Biggs

Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser by Matthew Biggs


$36,99
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Summary

Inspired by the "plant of the week" feature on BBC Radio 4's "Gardeners' Question Time", this book offers advice for maintaining your garden's best, all year round. The experts take the reader through the seasons as each week they select their personal favourites.

Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser Summary

Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser by Matthew Biggs

Inspired by the "plant of the week" feature on BBC Radio 4's "Gardeners' Question Time", this book offers advice for maintaining your garden's best, all year round. The experts take the reader through the seasons as each week they select their personal favourites, covering all aspects of garden plants including flowers, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, trees and many more. Each entry gives the plant's preferred soil and situation, its hardiness, eventual height and spread, flowering season and special features and, most importantly, the reason the author believes this to be a fantastic addition to the garden.

Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser Reviews

What better way for a gardener to relax on a Sunday afternoon than with a cup of tea and the radio tuned into Radio 4's perennial favourite, Gardener's Question Time? Travelling the length and breadth of the country with occasional forays abroad, the Gardener's Question Time team are faced with a weekly barrage of questions ranging from the usual pests and diseases to the more challenging of what to grow where. One of the regular features of programme is "Plant of the Week" and it is on this popular section that this lavishly illustrated book is based. Four of the regular panellists - Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Matthew Biggs - choose more than 750 species on a month-by-month basis to give a wonderful selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and more with which to add interest to your garden no matter what the season. Each selection is written by one panellist with detailed descriptions, cultivation advice and personal experience accompanied by clearly photographs. The writings reflect the panellist's own individual styles and are occasionally accompanied by comments from one of the others making this not only an informative read but an enjoyable one too. From John Cushnie's tongue-in-cheek asides to Bob Flowerdew's well-known organics, from Matthew Biggs' ornamental plant passion to Bunny Guinness' delight in cottage gardens, their radio personalities transcend the conversion to the printed word. So for those days in-between Gardener's Question Time, and during inclement weather, capture the magic of the panellist's often hilarious discourses with their recommendations for good, garden-worthy plants. -- Lucy Watson

About Matthew Biggs

Matthew Biggs trained at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has presented numerous television programmes, notably Channel 4's Garden Club, and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. He has written several books, including the recently revised Complete Book of Vegetables and the Eden Project's Gardening at Eden and how to do it at home. Matthew contributes to several magazines, including the RHS's The Garden, BBC Gardeners' World, and Gardens Illustrated. He lectures at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Oxford University Botanic Gardens, and the Cookery School of Michelin-starred chief Jean-Christophe Novelli, and is course Director of the Plants and Plantsmanship course at the English Gardening School. Bob Flowerdew is a regular on BBC's 'Gardeners Question Time' and writes for 'Amateur Gardening' and 'Gardeners World' magazines. His garden has featured on many television programmes and in several leading publications.

Table of Contents

Our top twelves; Gardeners' Question Time plant chooser; some practical tips; index of plants by type; index of plants by common name.

Additional information

GOR001584019
9781856265157
1856265153
Gardeners' Question Time Plant Chooser by Matthew Biggs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2003-10-10
416
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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