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basic gardening book suggestions?

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sunshine185 Wed 06-Aug-08 15:21:06

hi, dh and i for the first time have a garden (huge one at that) and have no idea what is what...

can anyone suggest a good all rounder for beginners covers everything book from lawns to weeds to flowers and veggies and has lots of lovely big pictures???

i am looking at the gardening for dummies book on ebay but not sure if there is a better one out there?!


Uriel Wed 06-Aug-08 15:24:39

Check out the gardening section at your local library and look before you buy - I can't stand some well-known gardening writers and wouldn't have liked to buy their books.

For simplicity, I like the 'Expert' range of books by Dr D G Hessayon.

liath Thu 07-Aug-08 08:26:36

I got "Learn to Garden" from the RHS when we moved here as it was our first garden and I was a total novice. Alan Titchmarsh's The Gradener's Year was useful too.

GentleOtter Thu 07-Aug-08 08:52:44

My 'bible' is The Encyclopedia of Gardening by the RHS. It has all you need.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 07-Aug-08 08:54:23

Also Gardening through the yera, either Dorian Kindersley or RHS, sorry can't remember, month by month what to do in garedn, and when to plant things.

sophy Thu 07-Aug-08 20:13:16

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WowOoo Thu 07-Aug-08 20:18:40

Yes RHS, think I got mine from Waterstones years ago and it's still well used!

Look online too. BBC gardening is fab for things like looking at an imaginary layout of garden, a virtual garden I mean. Great fun!!

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