Ryland, Peters & Small, distributed by Reed
MANY new gardeners can
find the enormous range of maintenance chores - from pruning to
propagation - a little overwhelming at first, which is where reference
books come in so handy.
This practical "step-by-step
guide to vital gardening tasks through the year" covers it all,
albeit from an English perspective, in a reader-friendly but comprehensive
format. The book has a ringbound spine and a number of fold-out
pages that explain the more complicated concepts in detail.
how-to components that make up the majority of the book are nicely
balanced with inspirational projects, such as creating a pebble
pond complete with clipped border of box hedging or planting a romantic
Growing plants for free
- or for very little cost - is covered extensively, with helpful
advice every step of the way. There are sections on collecting your
own seed through to taking cuttings and the techniques needed to
graft and layer more tricky subjects.
As well as being practical,
Gardenwork is also very attractive, with a large number
of photographs to complement the step-by-step illustrations.
Stephen Bradley is a
very well-known British garden writer, lecturer and television personality
whose hands-on style is accessible and useful. His books sell worldwide.
Gardener, Issue 94, March 14-27, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH