How to be a Gardener Book Two available in long last in paperback is the hugely successful follow up to the fastest-selling gardening title of all time. Having set out the basic principles of gardening in Book One, this second volume takes an in depth look at all areas of designing and planting your garden. Alan's love of gardening and years of experience really come to the fore as he demonstrates how to create a garden to be proud of. Covering both design and plants, the chapters include boundaries and climbers, patios and containers, borders and perennials and water and wildlife gardens. Released to coincide with How to be a Gardener Revisited, a reversioned series of HTBAG 1 & 2 featuring new footage with Alan Titchmarsh in January 2005. With its perfect balance of practical advice and inspirational ideas, How to be a Gardener Book Two gets to the very heart of gardening and, together with How to be a Gardener Book One, provides a complete reference manual for any garden owner.
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Renowned for his un-fussy attitude and hands-on approach, Alan Titchmarsh is one of the most popular and authoritative horticulturists on television. In this book, the companion volume to his second series of How To Be a Gardener, he shares the secrets of designing and creating a garden. This is an ambitious plan, covering as it does all the familiar areas (cottage, formal, patio, natural, contemporary gardens, and many, many more) in a well-illustrated 300-odd pages. This limits some subjects to a few pages but covers all the essentials concisely without seeming cramped or hurried. He starts with choosing the type of garden you want, moves through making a plan and gives plenty of information about realizing your ideas. He includes many favourites such as decking, gravel, container gardens and water features, as well as some up-to-the-minute ideas like bog gardening and growing grasses. Among the high-quality photographs of gardens are some step-by-step sequences featuring the author carrying out garden tasks. Anyone familiar with Titchmarsh's voice and television presenting style will find that it translates well to the page - he has a great talent for giving facts and hints in a relaxed way without ever seeming dictatorial. This is an excellent book on making a garden for the inexperienced gardener. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Alan Titchmarsh
Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow.