For more than a decade, Helen has been fielding letters from anxious readers, and this is a new compilation of the myriad queries she has received and answered over that time. Her weekly Thorny Problems column is light-hearted but essentially practical, and it has earned her a devoted audience who love her no-nonsense approach. She delights in demystifying the gardening process, and has a pragmatic style that appeals to experienced gardeners as well as the uninitiated. With advice on everything from pruning clematis to dealing with unwanted garden visitors, in More Thorny Problems Helen takes you on a journey through the year and helps you negotiate your way through a whole range of gardening dilemmas.
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Helen Yemm delights in demystifying the whole gardening process, and has been fielding readers' gardening problems through her weekly light-hearted but essentially practical Daily Telegraph page for more than a decade. Her popular Thorny Problems column has attracted a loyal following and her book of the same name, published in 2011, is a seasonal selection from the myriad of letters she has received over that time. She is a sometime gardening teacher, television presenter (Gardening From Scratch and Gardening Week for BBC 2) and now author. Her previous books include Gardening in Your Nightie (2000) – revised and updated to become Gardening in Your Pyjamas – and RHS Grow Your Own Flowers (2011).