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