A beautifully illustrated practical gardening book with chapters covering everything from planning your garden, tools, lawns and grasses, ground covers, annuals, perennials and bulbs, shrubs and roses, hedges, climbers, trees, fruit trees and vines, home-grown vegetables and herbs, water gardens. cacti and succulents, children’s gardens indoor and balcony plants, bush/greenhouse management, orchids, bonsai, pests and diseases, controlling weeds, how to propagate and how to prune. There’s a planting almanac, a guide to climatic zones, botanical terms and even the origins of plant names. Beautiful colour photographs.