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The Bulb Expert

Series: The Expert Series

By: DG Hessayon

128 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs

Expert Books

Paperback | Aug 1995 | #103725 | ISBN: 0903505428
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NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

First Edition 150,000 copies! Over 200 different flowers you grow from bulbs get the world-famous flower doctor's treatment. See which are best for indoor growing and which are best outdoors, with a plan so you'll enjoy colorful blooms all year-round--from Amaryllis, Begonia, Crocus, and Dahlia, through Irises, Lilies, Narcissus, Tulip, and Zephyranthes. All 200 bulb types come with full-color photos of the plants in season, close-up color illustrations of bulb parts, and tips on planting times, sites, soils, and propagation techniques. Learn how to plant, feed, and water each type, and what's needed for after- flowering care, winter protection, staking, and storage. The full range of interests is covered: increasing your stock, using bulbs in beds and borders, naturalizing bulbs, growing bulbs in containers, in the rockery, and in the greenhouse. A special section shows how to display and care for cut flowers from bulbs. Troubleshooting charts explain how to keep everything alive and flourishing.


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Biography

Dr David Hessayon initiated a major innovation in gardening publications in 1959 with the first of his Gardening Expert guides. These best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 51 million copies in print. He was awarded the 1993 Gardening Book of the Year Award from the Garden Writers Guild and received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement 'Oscar' at the National British Book Awards. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. He lives in Essex, and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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