All Your Questions Answered
RHS Wisley Experts
Distributed by Bookwise
As the introduction tells
us, the Royal Horticultural Society's advisory service - a 13-strong
team of scientists and horticultural advisers - answers more then
46,000 queries from its members each year.
The subjects range from
pest control to plant identification and how to find a reliable
contractor. This book, one of several published to mark the society's
bicentenary, brings together advice that is scattered throughout
other publications or simply not available elsewhere.
Twelve chapters are crammed
with tips on 300 topics, most of it relevant to Kiwi gardeners.
Although you may not want to know about bullfinch damage or how
to control voles, you'll be more interested in eradicating oxalis
or how to prune wisterias. There's even an entry on how to grow
The chapters are simple
categories. They start with general advice, move through subjects
like trees and shrubs, and perennials and on to water gardens.
The book's clear layout
- page numbers are highlighted in reverse type on the margin with
the topic printed underneath - makes information readily accessible.
This is an ideal working manual for the gardener who wants a quick
reference for practical advice, planting ideas, techniques and plant
problems. If the RHS boffins haven't heard of it, you can bet your
best garden boots it doesn't exist.
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH