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- DescriptionThis book helps you in choosing the perfect plant for every location in your garden, with 120 photographs. You can understand the properties of different soils, from acid and alkaline to light sand and heavy clay. You can make the most of various different locations within your garden, including moist, shady, dry and sunny. It includes advice on making the best choices and using the right planting and growing techniques - from mulching and feeding to deadheading and pruning - to ensure stunning, healthy plants in every area of the garden. It includes a quick reference chart of the most popular garden plants and their individual requirements. Putting a plant in the right location and soil will ensure that it has the best possible start and chance of long-term health. This book explains how to successfully match plants to the conditions in your garden. It covers the basics of ground preparation, sowing and planting, as well as offering tips on plant maintenance. All the different soil types are described and illustrated, showing how they influence the types of plants that can be grown. A chart of popular plants provides information on preferred soil types, position, planting and flowering times, ensuring that you choose the right varieties for the specific soil and climate conditions in your garden.
- Author BiographyJackie Matthews has contributed to a wide variety of gardening books, including Looking At Plants (Nelson Thornes) and The Handbook of Gardening (Lorenz Books).
- Author(s)Jackie Matthews
- PublisherAnness Publishing
- Date of Publication12/08/2013
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLorenz Books
- Content Noteover 120 photographs
- Weight240 g
- Width148 mm
- Height207 mm
- Spine11 mm
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