Describing 900 genera & over 8000 plants, this A-Z gardening encyclopaedia also introduces a way of identifying plants from their appearance alone. Enabling gardeners to identify what is in their garden, to plan & create new schemes. Hundreds of synonyms & common names are cross-referenced & the book's coverage encompasses fruit, vegetables, herbs, house plants, flowers, foliage, shrubs & trees. The main benifits, uses & any drawbacks of each plant are pointed out. There are instructions on cultivation, propagation, pruning techniques & dealing with pests & diseases.. All the featured plants have been carefully selected by garden experts to be widely available in garden centres & nurseries.
This beautiful hardback book, was published in 1997 & having 864 pages.
As with this book, I have a number of other Reader's Digest books advertised for sale, having been passed onto me, by my late mother some fourteen years ago & when my mother purchased these from new, she was on a mailing list for Reader's Digest.
As with other Reader's Digest books advertised, this book is in a lovely condition (as new), with the books mainly being purchased to collect & not having been read.
Since that period, I have kept the books safely stored away in a box & when the books were purchased by my mother, they were always kept within a cabinet.