Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. This title offers expert advice on hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and sink gardens. It also offers advice on compatibility of containers and plants such as bulbs, climbers and fruit and vegetables, and how to arrange them for maximum visual and olfactory impact. It includes advice on how to: repot flourishing or struggling plants for better growth; protect from frost; propagate new plants from old; and, secure brackets/half-baskets to external walls.
Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow.