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Gardeners' Question Time: Plant Chooser

Handbook / Manual

By: Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness

416 pages, Col photos

Kyle Books

Paperback | Feb 2008 | #171745 | ISBN-13: 9781856267854
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

This book has a week by week approach, detailing species and varieties of plants when they are at their best in the year. John loves the cones on the Korean Fir in January, Bunny admires the Lenten Rose in March, Matthew is beguiled by the 'sleek willowy elegance' of the Corn Cockle in May, Bob celebrates the Victoria Plum at the beginning of September - the voices of the authors are clearly heard throughout, making this not only a valuable reference, but a personal, opinionated conversation with some of Britain's favourite gardeners.

Each comprehensive entry gives the plant's preferred soil and situation, its hardiness, eventual height and spread, flowering season and special features and, most importantly, the reason the author believes this to be a fantastic addition to the garden.


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Biography

Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time is the top horticultural advice show, and is one of the longest running shows in the world with over 2 million listeners. Gardeners' Question Time celebrated its 60th birthday in April 2007. The authors are four of Britain's most popular gardening broadcasters, individually contributing their specialist knowledge to produce the ultimate reference guide.

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