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Can anyone recommend....

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AdmiralCLingus Thu 25-Apr-13 21:02:59

... a good gardening guide for a beginner gardener?

OH has taken to the garden and is hacking and digging everything in sight.
He's gone crazy ordering plants "that look awesome" without looking at where they need to live to survive.

I'd like to get him a book for his birthday at the end of may that has lots of pictures and descriptions of common garden plants and weeds so he knows what to dig up and what to leave, and also what to buy for the garden we have!

I don't really want to spend more than about £20 as I've already got him something, but any recommendations are welcome!


PanelChair Fri 26-Apr-13 00:07:26

Alan Titchmarsh's How to be a gardener is the one people usually recommend.

I like the sound of your oh. Mine barely knows where the garden is.

AdmiralCLingus Fri 26-Apr-13 08:00:59

haha thanks panel, I'll have a look in town today smile

it will only last 5 minutes before he finds another "project" to start!!!!

PanelChair Fri 26-Apr-13 09:17:08

A freebie alternative is to introduce him to the Royal Horticultural Sicuety website, which has lots of information about plants and gardening advice.

ScumbleGoosie Sun 28-Apr-13 09:50:41

The gardeners world forum is a good place to chat to other gardeners and ask advice especially for a beginner - at least he's got lots of enthusiasm.

DewDr0p Sun 28-Apr-13 09:53:00

RHS Gardening through the Year is good - jobs explained by month and then an illustrated plants section at the back.

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