wonderful gardening guide, with really useful stuff and not only pretty photos Instead of frustrating pictures of others garden, often without satisfactory caption, that we are used to find in many other encyclopedias, here we have useful tips, practical advice and actual pictures and arts that show what you have to do in real life for example how to find and take off suckers from roses.
Just one minor problem for me it has evidently been written taking into account english soil and weather, so you have to adapt it a bit to other climatic situation I am in the south of france my major problem is not biting cold, it s stuffy weather I bought this book used but it was in such good condition, it had hardly been used at all It is a huge book packed full of amazingly detailed information and illustrated guides I cant believe how lucky i was to get this encyclopedia for just 0.
01 I have used it many times already for all things garden related and i can always find what i am looking for Would highly recommend.
A very useful book to refer to at any time Bought this one for a friend who is starting their gardening experience and felt it would be helpful to her I am confident that most topics are covered here from basics to the challenging.
I have had every edition of this book over the years Unfortunately this one is quite out of date by now 2007, hence only a 4 star rating and I would have preferred to wait for a new release However, I needed it for my RHS Certificate Level 2 exams and it has served its purpose well the detailed photographs showing various propagation methods were particularly useful As a general reference book the content is excellent, but the way in which the chapters are organised means it is hard to find information simply by flicking through the book Fortunately there is a comprehensive and accurate index which will take you to the right pages My only complaint relates to , not the book This, together with my other book purchases, was shipped loose in a box with almost no protective packing so did not arrive in mint condition.
✓ RHS Encyclopedia Of Gardening ✓ Great for beginners like me a lot of information.