Books

The New Tree & Shrub Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on:

- Choosing, buying and planting
- How to prune
- Feeding, mulching and training your plants
- Picking the right plant for ground cover, borders and hedges
- What plants where - including new and exotic varieties
- Tress, shrubs and climbers for containers
- Coping with pests and diseases

Reliable, easy to follow advice and information from Expert Books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The New Rose Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

More than 65 new varieties!

Roses are some of the most popular plants in the garden. Whether you plant them for colour, bloom or fragrance, The Rose Expert gives you all you need to know to get the most from your roses, with information on:

Different types available.
Choosing and buying.
How and where to plant.
How to mulch, train and feed.
Pruning.
Dealing with pests and diseases.
Growing roses as a hobby.

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The New Fruit Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The essential guide to growing all types of fruit. Everything you need to know about:

Choosing the best apples, pears and plums for your garden.
Planting and caring for tree fruit.
Buying and growing soft fruit.
Growing fruit in containers.
Getting the best taste from your fruit.
How to prune.
Dealing with fruit problems and pests.


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The New Vegetable & Herb Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

Only a NEW VEGETABLE & HERB EXPERT could improve on the Vegetable & Herb Expert - Britain's best-selling guide to grow-your-own. Now updated and enlarged with more information, this new edition includes:

· Standard Vegetables - from artichokes to turnips with details of up-to-date varieties;
· Novelty Varieties - a new feature: white beetroots, black tomatoes, round cucumbers, purple potatoes...;
· Salad Leaves - grow-your-own baby leaves from cut-and-come-again vegetables;
· Non-standard Vegetables - plants not available at the supermarket: cardoons, celtuce, tomatillos, brukale…;
· Grafted Vegetables - an exciting advance offering built-in root disease resistance;
· Oriental Vegetables - how to grow exotic greens and roots you've never seen before;
· Baby Vegetables – naturally dwark varieties such as pencil-thin leeks and finger-long corn;
· Herbs - from basil to thyme.

The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The world's best-selling author on indoor gardening brings together for the first time the craft of growing house plants and the craft of flower arranging in a single book - The Indoor Plant & Flower Expert.

Included in the book are Cut flowers, House plants, Making indoor gardens, Displaying plants, Flower arranging, Orchids and Bonsai.

The Complete Garden Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

An all-in-one gardening book by the world’s best-selling gardening author. In its 256 pages the beginner can find the answers to all those questions and problems which crop up. For experienced gardeners it is an invaluable source book to those areas where they may lack information or experience.

·Find out about garden styles and the secrets of good design
·Learn about your plants
·Check effects of the weather on your garden
·Learn how to identify and improve your soil
·Choose the best flowers for borders, bedding and containers
·Learn about all the essential tasks for the gardener
·Plan the planting, growing and picking of vegetables
·Find out how to choose the right tools
·Learn how to pick the right trees and shrubs for your garden
·Put a name to plant troubles and weeds plus the up-to-date way to control them
·Find the best way to look after fruit trees
·Care for and prune roses
·Learn about all the features in your garden
·Keep your lawn in the best condition
·Pick the right greenhouse for your needs
·And much, much more

The Complete Garden Expert is the latest addition to the world’s best-selling garden book series. It is packed with full-colour photographs, practical diagrams and Expert-style copy to provide a unique guide to every part of the garden.

Garden to Kitchen Expert

Judith Wills (and others)

Nearly 6 million copies of The Vegetable & Herb Expert have been sold and it is widely regarded as the grow-your-own bible.It takes the story from the seed packet to the back door, but the second half of the story has been neglected - taking the produce from the back door and on to the table.People who have grown their own vegetables and fruit want to know all the things they can do with them, but this is not in the standard cookery books.The Garden to Kitchen Expert provides this information.

The Green Garden Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The first Garden Expert was published 50 years ago and has taught generations how to garden.It has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 27 languages.It is the world's best-selling introduction to gardening.

But the world has changed and so has gardening.We still need to know the basic facts, but there are also new varieties and new techniques such as no-digging and no-weeding.Also we are much more conscious of the environment - safety, pollution, the birds and butterflies and the other wildlife which come into our garden, etc.

The Green Garden Expert sets out what you need to know in order to look after your garden.It also shows you how to care for wildlife, the environment and your own well-being.Whether you decide upon a completely organic approach or prefer to take just a few steps along the environmentally-friendly road, The Green Garden Expert explains the options.It shows you how to choose the right plants for the right place, and how to plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. It shows you how to tackle weeds, pests and other problems, how to attract and identify birds and butterflies, and also how to avoid becoming one of the 400,000 garden casualties which occur every year.

"It's not only for organic gardeners - it is for everyone who wants an up-to-date general gardening guide with the environment in mind.There is information on safety as well as sowing, on birds and butterflies as well as beans" - Dr Hessayon

The Expert Vegetable Notebook

Dr D G Hessayon

Growing your own food has become one of the nation's most popular pastimes - in 2008 sales of vegetable seeds exceeded sales of flower seeds for the first time.The Vegetable & Herb Expert is the UK's best-selling gardening book and has been for the last decade.But how do you remember what happened when next year's growing season comes round?

The Vegetable Notebook is the ideal companion to the world's best-selling grow-your-own book.It begins by helping you choose and care for your plants, and ends by providing a permanent record of your growing year.With sections for the gardener to fill in showing varieties grown, when they were planted and what happened (and how it tasted), it's just the thing to turn to when you need to start afresh next year.
The Vegetable Jotter and its sister the Plotter dominated the vegetable book world in the 1970s and early 1980s - more than 2.5 million were sold.Now completely updated with the latest seed lists and pest control measures, The Vegetable Notebook is the must-have companion to the world's most trusted grow-your-own guide.

The Bedside Book Of The Garden

Dr D G Hessayon

There are times when we simply wish to read about our hobby and not be badgered by advice. If you enjoy reading about plants whether or not you can grow them, or enjoy discovering gardens you may never visit and could never hope to match, or are keen to learn how people gardened in the past and what they have contributed to our gardens today, then this is the book for you. It includes sections on the great gardeners in history; extraordinary and surprising plants; remarkable gardens around the world; key gardening moments in history; the wildlife in our gardens; things for the plant lover to do indoors, and other 'this and that' trivia, statistics and fascinating things you never knew, all illustrated with charming line drawings.
The perfect gift and as the title says, the perfect bedside read for a nation of gardeners.

The Orchid Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away once the flowers have faded.

The Orchid Expert shows you how to get them to bloom again, and so transform them into permanent members of your home. Unique Expert-style diagrams show you how to put a name to that orchid and also reveal the secrets of successful care. Troubles are clearly illustrated and answered, and the weird and wonderful life story of these fascinating plants is explained. With full-page colour photographs of the beautiful and the unusual, The Orchid Expert wipes away the mystery of these magical flowers.

Pest & Weed Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

In any garden, and with any gardener, something is bound to go wrong - it's just not possible to keep pests, weeds, disorders and diseases away from your garden! The Pest & Weed Expert will help the gardener to identify the problem and to show whether preventative measures and treatments are necessary.

From lawn weeds to pet problems, water shortages to fungi, The Pest & Weed Expert gives you all the information you need to keep your garden healthy, all in the renowned, easy-to-follow Expert style.

The House Plant Expert Book 2

Dr D G Hessayon

The House Plant Expert has been the indoor gardening bible since its introduction in 1960.Over the years it has become the best-selling plant book the world has ever known and there are now more than 14,000,000 copies in print.Updates have appeared at regular intervals, and now at last the long-awaited sequel has been published.

A host of new house plants have appeared during the last ten years.These plants are in the shops, but they are not in the books - until now.There are in-depth features on bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, Christmas flowers, herbs and many more.Roomscaping is introduced - the way to use house plants alone or in groups as decorative features rather than as green or coloured pets.The problem section answers the main difficulties with indoor plants - why they don't flower, why they die, how much to water and much more.There's even a miscellany - a collection of bits and pieces from the lucky bamboo story to the easy way to measure humidity.

Over 200 million house plants are sold every year in the UK, and sales have increased 200% over the last decade (source: The Times).Millions of people everywhere rely on the House Plant Expert for the straightforward, reliable advice it contains.Now there is The House Plant Expert: Book Two for the millions who want to know more.

There are lots more plants to buy, lots more ideas

The Flower Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Flower Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

Quite simply, the world's best-selling book on flowers. Inside you will find many hundreds of different examples of annuals, perennials, alpines and bulbs. The detailed information on each plant is illustrated with drawings to help with identification and photographs to show the flower in the garden. This A to Z of flowers is surrounded by chapters on buying flowers, plant care, increasing your stock etc. An international book enjoyed all round the world.

The Lawn Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

Get - and keep - the lawn of your dreams. The lawn is an important part of a well-planned garden, one which is 'on show' at all times. If your patch of grass doesn't measure up then The Lawn Expert is here to help, with advice on:

How to mow, dress and feed your lawn.
Dealing with pests and weeds.
How to repair your lawn.
Renovation of neglected lawns.
Growing lawns from seed.
How to lay turf.
Meadows, wildflower meadows and non-grass lawns.

Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The Bedding Plant Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

Every garden needs some extra colour at some point - whether it's to fill a gap in a border, place a hanging basket or even liven up wall with window boxes.The Bedding Plant Expert shows you the best way to add extra interest, with advice on:

Buying and raising bedding plants
Picking the right bedding plants for your garden
How to bed out
Filling in, screening, containers
Using bedding plants all year-round
Choosing colour combinations

The Bulb Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Bulb Expert shows you how to get the very best from your bulbs, both indoors and outdoors.From the ever-popular daffodils, tulips and crocuses to more unusual varieties, it offers tips on:

Choosing the right bulbs, with a complete A-Z.
How to plant, feed and grow bulbs.
Using bulbs in containers, beds and borders.
How to get colour all year round.
Dealing with bulb pests and diseases

The Container Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Container Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

Containers are a basic part of the gardening scene, from the windowsills of small apartments to the terraces of millionaire mansions. In this book there are container suggestions for all types of situations - you will find tyres and troughs, hanging baskets and mini-ponds, flower pots and tubs, urns and bowls.

The bewildering range of containers is matched by the variety of plants which can be grown - alpines, annuals, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, bulbs and roses ... so many types of container, so many different types of plants, how do you choose and how do you produce a great display?

That is the job of this book - in the drawings, photographs and no-nonsense Expert-style information you will find all the answers.

The Flower Arranging Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Flower Arranging Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

There are so many beautiful books on flower arranging, with authors showing you examples of their work. The purpose of The Flower Arranging Expert is not to try to inspire you with the style of a particular expert - it sets out to put you on the road to becoming your own expert.

The basic principles, the containers to buy, the plants to choose, the way to use colour, and so on. There are the step-by-step guides to the various basic styles - some old-fashioned and others contemporary, some you will love and others you will hate...this book does not make the choice for you.

The Greenhouse Expert

Dr D G Hessayon

The Greenhouse Expert is the must-have guide for anyone who owns or is considering buying a greenhouse or conservatory, with advice on:

Choosing the right greenhouse or conservatory.
What plants to keep and grow.
How to care for your plants.
Heating, insulation and watering.
Caring for your greenhouse or conservatory.
Greenhouse trouble-shooter.

Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

Biography

Dr David Hessayon initiated a major innovation in gardening publications in 1959 with the first of his Gardening Expert guides. These best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years and there are now 51 million copies in print. In 1993 Dr Hessayon was awarded the Gardening Book of the Year Award from the Garden Writers Guild and received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement 'Oscar' at the National British Book Awards. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. He lives in Essex, and has two daughters and four grandchildren.