The most comprehensive and informative garden book around, the Collins Complete Garden Manual covers all aspects of gardening, from planning and design to selecting plants to garden maintenance.This is truly the only garden book you'll ever need. A paperback edition of the bestselling Collins Complete Garden Manual, featuring a stunning new jacket design. Part I: Garden Planning and Design -- David Stevens Includes complete garden plans, garden features, design advice for problem sites, plant selector charts. Part II: Choosing Plants -- Anne Swithinbank Includes ornamental trees, shrubs for flower and foliage, climbing plants, roses, conifers, garden flowers, alpines and rock plants, water plants, plants for containers, houseplant guide, greenhouse and conservatory plant guide, wildlife gardening, children's gardening. Part II: Gardening in Practice -- Sue Phillips Includes choosing tools for every task, guide to garden soil, guide to feeding plants, guide to lawn care, the flower garden, greenhouse gardening guide, water gardens, guide to pruning, growing in containers, watering, how to raise new plants, composting, problem-solving, pests & termites.
Part IV: The Kitchen Garden Planner -- Andi Clevely Includes herbs, vegetables, fruit, variety guides. Part V: Gardener's Calendar -- Adam Pasco Includes month-by-month guide, plants of the month, at-a-glance garden care calendars.show more