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  • Published: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140619
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Gardeners' World Practical Gardening Handbook

Traditional Techniques, Expert Skills, Innovative Ideas

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Gardeners' World's popular lead presenter Toby Buckland goes back to basics with his complete hands-on guide to making you a better gardener.

In this brilliant official companion to Gardeners' World, lead presenter Toby Buckland offers a complete guide to making you a better gardener.

Toby sees the garden as connected to the kitchen, the compost heap and the world beyond. He encourages us to turn gardening into an adventure rather than a list of chores. It becomes a workshop to fashion an apple press from skip-scavenged timber, or a warm greenhouse sanctuary. Borders aren't just for weeding, they're for strawberries by the punnet-load. Piles of golden leaves along the roadside aren't just the soggy debris of autumn but the potential for soil-enriching leaf mould.

Opening our eyes to these connections helps us appreciate the joy of gardening, and this book teaches you the craft. However big or small your plot, whether you are starting from scratch or looking for new ideas to refresh an established scheme, the Practical Gardening Handbook will show you how to bring your garden alive.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140619
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Toby Buckland

Toby Buckland joined the Gardeners' World team in September 2008. Known for his creative but practical approach to gardening, he is a hands-on gardener with a passion for fruit and vegetable growing. He has a reputation for building artistic garden features made from plants and recycled materials. Toby trained and worked as a rose and pinks nurseryman and gardener before studying at Hadlow College, Kent and later worked at The University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. Toby has written for many newspapers and gardening magazines and has written one previous book, How to Make Your Garden Grow.

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Praise for Gardeners' World Practical Gardening Handbook

“Very much a practical book with an easy-to-follow layout containing lots of tried-and-tested tips and ideas for practical use in the garden ... Toby has a very practical outlook to gardening which is refreshing ...he turns gardening into an adventure.”


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