About the book
The first Garden Expert was published 50 years ago and has taught generations how to garden.It has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 27 languages.It is the world's best-selling introduction to gardening.
But the world has changed and so has gardening.We still need to know the basic facts, but there are also new varieties and new techniques such as no-digging and no-weeding.Also we are much more conscious of the environment - safety, pollution, the birds and butterflies and the other wildlife which come into our garden, etc.
The Green Garden Expert sets out what you need to know in order to look after your garden.It also shows you how to care for wildlife, the environment and your own well-being.Whether you decide upon a completely organic approach or prefer to take just a few steps along the environmentally-friendly road, The Green Garden Expert explains the options.It shows you how to choose the right plants for the right place, and how to plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. It shows you how to tackle weeds, pests and other problems, how to attract and identify birds and butterflies, and also how to avoid becoming one of the 400,000 garden casualties which occur every year.
'It's not only for organic gardeners - it is for everyone who wants an up-to-date general gardening guide with the environment in mind.There is information on safety as well as sowing, on birds and butterflies as well as beans' - Dr Hessayon