Oxfam Bookshop Hexham
'In "The Manual of Practical Gardening" the reader will find helpful information on all the essential details of gardening, for it is attention to details that makes for success. The chapters deal with all the favourite hardy and greenhouse flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, the rock garden, fruit trees and vegetables, and give practical and concise advice concerning management. The design and lay-out of the garden form the subject of the opening chapters: these matters are all-important, for if the planning is faulty it will be difficult to make the most of the available ground, and to construct a really beautiful garden. The successful gardener is he who does the right thing at the right time, and it is of great importance that he shall know the most suitable time for carrying out the various tasks which arise as the seasons come round. The pages devoted to "A Year's Work in the Garden" will serve to remind the reader of the most pressing work to be done throughout the months. Full details are given of the pruning of trees and shrubs, Rose and fruit trees, for their successful management depends largely on the way in which pruning is carried out. If the branches are pruned at the wrong time of year or incorrectly, the display of flowers will be jeopardised and may indeed be ruined. The illustrations from photographs show many charming garden scenes and provide the reader with suggestions which he may care to adopt for the improvement of his own garden.' H.H. Thomas
Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to the corners and signs of ageing (browning).
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