A few words from Steve, Chapter 1: Germination, planting & cultivation, Chapter 2: Feeding & watering, Chapter 3: Weeds, pests & diseases, Chapter 4: Soils & situations, Chapter 5: Odds & sods, Plant Lists Index, General Index, The Greatest Gardening Tips DVD, About The Author.
Steve Brookes is a fun, charismatic and experienced TV / radio presenter and journalist. His enthusiastic approach and subtle humour blend with his extensive horticultural knowledge to create a unique gardening personality. Steve's approach makes the subject rich and inspiring with both novice and experienced gardeners being informed and entertained as he introduces them to innovative ideas to make gardening enjoyable and rewarding. Steve has won the prestigious Garden Writers' Guild award for the Best Radio Gardening Programme and he also presented the successful Channel 4 series Growing Plants, which won a highly-prized Royal Television Society award. He currently presents gardening on BBC Radio and writes for the gardening press. Steve's writing is always from the heart and reflects his thoughts on a subject that has been his passion for many years.
What a fantastic little book this is! I couldn't put it down. I have been gardening for many years and yet I still found this book a really fascinating read and will find it a worthwhile addition to my gardening library. It contains a whole host of amazing tips that I can't wait to try. The author has taken a gentle, humorous approach and has kept the terminology simple which will make it very accessible to novice gardeners as well. The cartoon illustrations are great and give the book a life of its own. There are some useful plant lists for different situations which have the plants listed with both common & Latin names making researching and ordering them at the garden centre an easy task. This is a quality book that I can see every gardener eventually owning and, at GBP6.99, excellent value! Professor Andy Collingridge RHS