The Gardener's Year
A Step-by-step Practical Guide to Gardening Season by SeasonBook - 1999
Creating and maintaining a garden is an exciting process: every season brings new attractions, and also a new set of tasks. Knowing what to do when is crucial, and this book takes you through each season in detail, covering work to do in the flower garden, the kitchen garden and the greenhouse. Spring is a busy time in the garden, as everything is bursting into growth. This section covers sowing and planting flowers, planting shrubs and trees, preparing and planting the vegetable plot and creating bog and rock gardens and ponds. Summer is a time to reap the rewards of all your hard work as this is when the flowers and vegetables are at their very best. Summer is spent deadheading flowers, trimming, pruning, propagating, watering, controlling weeds and harvesting fruit and vegetables. Autumn is when you can focus on extending harvests and repairing the lawn, but it is also a good time to plant new trees and shrubs and fill containers with winter-flowering plants. There's usually plenty of tidying-up to do, and debris can be converted into valuable compost and leafmould. Winter is a quiet time, but there are still some important tasks, such as improving and warming soil ready for new crops, forcing bulbs, protecting tender plants and propagating new plants. Whether you are a keen gardener or a complete beginner, this practical guide, with over 900 full-color photographs, will both help and inspire you to create and enjoy your perfect garden. Book jacket.
Publisher: Oxford : Sebastian Kelly, c1999.
Characteristics: 256 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.