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RHS How To Garden When You're New To Gardening
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Table of Contents

  • 1: GETTING STARTED
    • 1: Which way does your garden face?
    • 2: Know your soil
    • 3: Improving your soil
    • 4: Choosing the right potting compost
    • 5: Choosing healthy plants
  • 2: FLOWERS & FOLIAGE
    • 1: Sowing seeds outdoors
    • 2: Sowing seeds indoors
    • 3: Growing plants that last
    • 4: Growing sunflowers
    • 5: Preparing pots for planting
    • 6: Plant up a colourful container
    • 7: Make a spring hanging basket
    • 8: Planting a shady windowbox
    • 9: Making a border
    • 10: Making raised beds and edges
    • 11: Choosing flowers and foliage for spring containers
    • 12: Choosing flowers and foliage for summer containers
  • 3: LAWNS
    • 1: Laying turf
    • 2: Sowing grass seed
    • 3: How to make a lawn edging
    • 4: Growing bulbs in grass
    • 5: Caring for your lawn
  • 4: CLIMBERS
    • 1: Planting a climber
    • 2: Potting up climbers
    • 3: Create a tower of climbers
    • 4: Make an ivy topiary ball
    • 5: Build a rose arch
    • 6: Pruning a rose arch
    • 7: Pruning a rose on a wall
    • 8: Pruning wisteria
    • 9: Cutting back ivy
    • 10: Raise new plants by layering
    • 11: Choosing climbers for spring interest
    • 12: Choosing climbers for summer interest
  • 5: SHRUBS
    • 1: Planting a shrub
    • 2: Planting a shrub in a pot
    • 3: Planting a bare-root rose
    • 4: Pruning an early summer flowering shrub
    • 5: Lightly pruning shrubs
    • 6: Pruning a shrub rose
    • 7: Pruning hydrangea
    • 8: Pruning lavender
    • 9: Pruning for winter stems
    • 10: Planting a hedge
    • 11: Trimming a hedge
    • 12: Making a topiary cone
    • 13: Repotting a shrub
    • 14: Choosing shrubs for year-round interest
    • 15: Choosing shrubs for autumn interest
  • 6: GRASSES
    • 1: Planting grasses in the ground
    • 2: Caring for grasses
    • 3: Cutting back grasses
    • 4: Dividing grasses
    • 5: Choosing grasses
  • 7: SMALL TREES
    • 1: Planting a tree
    • 2: Removing a branch
    • 3: Moving a tree or shrub
    • 4: Choosing trees for small gardens
  • 8: VEGETABLES
    • 1: Growing seeds in trays
    • 2: Sowing seeds in small pots
    • 3: Growing vegetables from plug plants
    • 4: Raising lettuces on a windowsill
    • 5: Growing tomatoes
    • 6: Growing climbing beans
    • 7: Growing root crops
    • 8: Growing early potatoes
    • 9: Growing potatoes in a bin
  • 9: HERBS
    • 1: Growing herbs from seed
    • 2: Planting a herb garden
    • 3: Planting a herb hanging basket
    • 4: Making a lavender hedge
    • 5: Growing herbs from cuttings
    • 6: Dividing herbs
  • 10: FRUIT
    • 1: Planting a basket of strawberries
    • 2: Planting an apple tree in a pot
    • 3: Pruning an apple tree
    • 4: Soft fruit in small spaces
    • 5: Tree fruit in small spaces
  • 11: PRACTICALITIES
    • 1: Watering plants
    • 2: Making your own compost
    • 3: How and when to prune
    • 4: Caring for your tools
    • 5: Troubleshooting weeds
    • 6: Dealing with pests
    • 7: Preventing diseases
    • 8: Know your garden friends
  • 12: Index
  • 13: Acknowledgements

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The gardening basics for absolute beginners

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes providing expert advice and information, training the next generation of gardeners, creating hands-on opportunities for children to grow plants and conducting research into plants, pests and environmental issues affecting gardeners.

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Discover how to look after all manner of green things, including house plants, in this comprehensive guide. It is full of tips on how to grow vegetables and how to cut back troublesome plants and weeds. Perfect for a novice * The Sun *

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