The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts

Marrying innovative techniques with traditional skills, this practical, modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardeningNational Trust gardeners are very much at the forefront of modern gardening techniques yet at the same time, use valuable traditional skills passed down through the generations Interspersed throughout all the up to dateMarrying innovative techniques with traditional skills, this practical, modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardeningNational Trust gardeners are very much at the forefront of modern gardening techniques yet at the same time, use valuable traditional skills passed down through the generations Interspersed throughout all the up to date gardening advice offered in this guide are tip boxes describing all the traditional skills that are used Head gardeners from world famous gardens like Hidcote, Sissinghurst, and Stourhead all contribute This comprehensive guide covers garden basics soil type, aspect, weeding, digging, and what to grow where and when design styles, functional vs aesthetics, landscaping, low maintenance gardening, container gardening, and a return to lost gardening styles and techniques lawn care and lawn alternatives, gardening techniques and maintenance, crop rotation, growing and cooking food fruit, vegetables, and herbs , greener gardening, and wildlife gardening natural alternatives, how to encourage wildlife, how to deter pests without damaging the environment, beehives, and composting tips Each chapter is packed with step by step guides to various techniques, handy hints from head gardeners, and tales from the potting shed that give historical context to the methods used by the gardeners.
The Good Gardener A Hands on Guide from National Trust Experts Marrying innovative techniques with traditional skills this practical modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardeningNational Trust gardeners are very much at the

  • Title: The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts
  • Author: Simon Akeroyd
  • ISBN: 9781909881365
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts”

    1. A stunningly beautiful book - it's a National Trust production so would expect nothing less. Pity I was given this in dark November, however it will keep as a reference book for the years to come.

    2. The National Trust know how to garden. I don't think I've ever been to one of their properties and been disappointed with the garden. Given that they aim to encourage visitors by maintaining beautiful gardens and have a self-endowed responsibility to preserve species and techniques then they know what they are doing.This book is an excellent introduction to gardening. It covers all aspects of the garden, from designing the garden to identifying the type of soil; from choosing different plants fo [...]

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