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RHS Nature's Gardener: How to Garden in the 21st Century

Handbook / Manual

By: Matthew Wilson

224 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Mitchell Beazley

Paperback | Sep 2011 | #192911 | ISBN-13: 9781845336523
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About this book

RHS Nature's Gardener is a new edition for 2011 and considers how we should garden today and what the garden means in a changing climate with the most up-to-date information available. Thematic chapters identify the benefits and potential of your site, look at the importance of managing your soil, and show why sustainability is important in the garden. You learn why gardening with wildlife in mind is beneficial for both your garden and biodiversity, looking at plant choice and the horticulture for the world of plants at your disposal (including sections on grass, gardening with little or no water, gardening in shady conditions, gardening in boggy areas or near water), the structural design of your garden and planting design. A useful year-round new gardening chart, comprehensive glossary and index add depth to this new volume.

Matthew Wilson is a rising star in the Royal Horticultural Society
- The Observer 2006


Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Chapter 1. South by Southwest?
Chapter 2. Can You Dig It?
Chapter 3. Reuse, Recycle, Sustain
Chapter 4. The Wildlife Hotel
Chapter 5. Planting
Chapter 6. The Kings of the Earth
Chapter 7. Planting Styles
Chapter 8. Don't Add Water
Chapter 9. Life in the Shade
Chapter 10. The Potted Garden
Chapter 11. Garden Design
Chapter 12. Perfect Partners

The Gardening Year
Glossary
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgments

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Biography

Matthew Wilson has been Curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire since 2004, having previously been the Curator of RHS Garden Hyde Hall since 2000. He contributes regularly to a number of publications, including the Daily Telegraph, for whom he writes the Buzzwords column, BBC Wildlife Magazine, the RHS's "The Garden", "Gardens Illustrated", "The English Garden", "Garden Life", and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. He is the author of "Gardening Techniques" (Collins) and has contributed to the RHS/DK title "Learn to Garden".

Matthew's television credits include appearances on BBC's "Gardener's World", "The Plantsman", "BBC Gardener of the Year", ITV's "Britain's Best Back Gardens", "Gardening with the Experts", "Take a Leaf", "Garden Challenge", "Turf Wars", and on the BBC's coverage of "The Chelsea Flower Show". Matthew also regularly gives talks on sustainable horticulture, wildlife, and gardening and enjoys working with the local community, schools, and organizations to promote horticulture and the work of the RHS in the North of England.

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