Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners: 100 Questions Answered

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Never find yourself stuck for gardening advice again with this handy and informative book in your garden shed, packed with advice from the experts at Kew Gardens, London.

Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners solves all your gardening conundrums, from pest control to pruning, and wildlife to weather management, with a series of 100 questions.

Polly Stevens, manager of decorative displays at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew shares her answers to the questions she gets asked most by visitors to the gardens – from pest control to wildlife care, planting advice to pruning. For each question there is a clear answer and expert tips and techniques.

The questions include:
 

  • How do I tell what kind of soil I have?
  • What is the best time of year to prune?
  • How do I make a wildlife pond?
  • How do I deal with pests without using chemicals?
  • How do I collect rainwater?



Written with the modern gardener in mind, the advice prioritizes solutions that care for the environment, with guidance on chemical-free gardening, environmentally friendly methods for pest and disease control, and encouraging wildlife.

This is a beautiful and practical guide for everyday gardeners, destined to become a staple on every gardener's bookshelf. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about gardening, from experts, in an easy-to-navigate guidebook. Whatever gardener you are: urban, rural, hobbyist, professional, young, old, spring- or autumn-planter, this book has all the advice you need.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has cultivated plants for more than 250 years. Today, Kew’s horticulturists grow over 19,000 species of plants in the gardens – the most diverse collection in the world.

ISBN: 9780711288881

ISBN-10: 9780711288881

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Publication Date: 06/04/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/04/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 176

Language: English

Categories

Gardening / Reference

Gardening / Flowers

Nature / Plants