Author(s): Alan Toogood


The bulk of the book 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

  • expert tip boxes for the best results

The book opens with a practical guide to essential 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

  • 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

  • an exhaustive directory of all the pests and diseases you are likely to do battle with


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