Gardeners throughout New Zealand know that for clear, reliable information, you can't go past the industry icon book, the "Yates Garden Guide".
All of the features that are so important to this book remain: fundamental information on garden planning, soil composition, nutrients and fertilisers; advice on controlling pests, diseases and weeds; money-saving chapters on raising plants from seeds and cuttings. Chapters on specific plants have been expanded, so that lawns, flowers, bulbs roses, perennials, vines, trees and shrubs are joined by entries on bromeliads, cacti, succulents, proteas and ornamental grasses and foliage plants. And for those who don't live in the perfect environment for gardening, a welcome addition will be the chapter on gardening in special conditions: coastal areas, shady areas, dry regions, wet, boggy conditions, and heavy clay soils.
There will also be a feature that reflects modern housing conditions: how to make the perfect courtyard garden.
The Yates business was founded by Arthur Yates in 1883. In 1895, Arthur saw the need for a publication that answered gardeners' questions so he wrote the first Yates Garden Guide, a comprehensive gardening book that is still published more than 124 years later.
Please note this copy has light scuffs and creases on the covers and edges of the covers.
Size: Paperback, 407 pages