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How to be a Gardener
Secrets of Success
Book Two

Alan Titchmarsh
BBC, distributed by Reed

HE'S a household name in Britain, thanks to his high-profile job as a television presenter on Gardener's World and Ground Force, and it's a well-known fact that when Alan Titchmarsh recommends a plant or product, it immediately sells out at garden centres across Britain. His books are no exception: the first instalment in the How to Be a Gardener series was the fastest-selling gardening book ever in Britain.

 How to be a GardenerNow he's back with a sequel, and no doubt it will also appeal to gardeners looking for a practical mix of useful information and design inspiration.

The eight chapters cover all the angles: garden design styles, walls, fences, patio gardens, beds and borders, water features, edible gardens, wildlife gardens and greenhouses and conservatories. There are design plans, projects, photographs, plant profiles and plenty of pointers for hands-on gardening.

Together with the first book in the series, How to Be a Gardener makes an all-in-one library for a new gardener.

 How to be a Gardener

Weekend Gardener, Issue 128, 2003, Page 29

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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