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Handy GardenerHandy Gardener
The complete pocket-sized garden manual

Published by Harper Collins

A pocketbook like this has much to commend it especially when it's able to justify its "all you need to know" approach with a packed content at a reasonable price.

Here, then, is an A-Z of more than 350 plants in a port­able form. There's also a quick reference guide on plant care, suggestions for planting combinations, and a step-by-step guide to gardening techniques.

The pages are colour-coded, making it easy to find what you're looking for, and each entry in the A-Z has a page reference leading you to companion plants. The only drawback may be the type - a little small for older eyes.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 208, 2006, Page 34

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

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