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Apprehensive gardener : managing garden plants / Griselda Kerr.

By: Kerr, Griselda.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Place of publication not identified], Pimpernel Press, 2019Description: 287 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1910258237; 9781910258231.Subject(s): GardeningDDC classification: 635 Summary: When Griselda Kerr, newly returned from Hong Kong, set out to rescue the 'dismal-looking' plants in her garden, she looked for a general guide book to help her--and failed to find one. Instead, she started to collect information wherever she could. After twenty years of gathering gardening knowledge, and testing it out in her Derbyshire garden, she has put together the book she wished she had access to then. No coffee table book this, it is made for constant quick reference: look up the plant you want to know about in the first section of the book, which is an alphabetical list of plants within a chart of months and seasons. There will be a coloured box in any month where action is needed (action that, depending on the climate, might be done a month either side). Turning to the month in question, you will find a brief description of what is to be done. You might be advised to propagate, clip, deadhead or divide, cut right down, feed or mulch. A section on gardening techniques provides sound instructions on all these activities and more. From time to time you might need more detailed information from a specialist book on, say, pruning. But here is where you begin!
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Griselda Kerr has drawn on over 20 years of gardening knowledge and experience to create the book that she wishes she had had access to when, as a complete beginner, she started to revive the "dismal looking" plants in her garden--an indispensable, practical guide to how and when to look after more than 700 garden plants.

No coffee table book this, it is designed for constant quick reference, to be used, perhaps as a stand-in for a knowledgeable friend, for advice on specific plants. Look up each plant in a specially formatted index spread across the year and a page reference will take you to a short, clearly written entry on what to do in a particular month--whether to clip, deadhead or divide, cut right down, feed, mulch or leave well alone. Each of these gardening techniques is also explained in a comprehensive glossary.

The Apprehensive Gardener is an attractive, durable, easy-to-use guide to plant care which will be referred to over and over again and will stand the test of time.

When Griselda Kerr, newly returned from Hong Kong, set out to rescue the 'dismal-looking' plants in her garden, she looked for a general guide book to help her--and failed to find one. Instead, she started to collect information wherever she could. After twenty years of gathering gardening knowledge, and testing it out in her Derbyshire garden, she has put together the book she wished she had access to then. No coffee table book this, it is made for constant quick reference: look up the plant you want to know about in the first section of the book, which is an alphabetical list of plants within a chart of months and seasons. There will be a coloured box in any month where action is needed (action that, depending on the climate, might be done a month either side). Turning to the month in question, you will find a brief description of what is to be done. You might be advised to propagate, clip, deadhead or divide, cut right down, feed or mulch. A section on gardening techniques provides sound instructions on all these activities and more. From time to time you might need more detailed information from a specialist book on, say, pruning. But here is where you begin!