What to Sow, Grow and Do

A seasonal garden guide

What to Sow, Grow and Do
$32.00 / £22.00
Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780711269934
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
               
UK:
               
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Find out what needs to be done at just the right time to create a garden full of life and colour all year round.
 
Keeping on top of when to sow seeds, plant bulbs or prune roses can be tricky for new and experienced gardeners with busy lives. What to Sow, Grow and Do takes the hassle out of remembering what to do next with a month-by-month guide.

Tracking a year in the garden, it shows you what you need to do when in a series of straightforward how-tos and handy checklists. It also celebrates each month of the year, highlighting the plants in season and the wildlife to spot.

Seasonal tasks cover everything from maintaining colourful flower beds and a simple veg patch, to encouraging birds to nest and hedgehogs to hibernate in your garden. At the end of the year, you will have a thriving, flourishing garden that’s a joy to be in.

Each month, the book will cover:
  • Monthly tasks – a full guide that includes the seeds to sow, the plants to prune and a checklist of jobs around the garden, 
  • Hero plants – what’s coming into flower, in full bloom, and dying back to help you plan your gardening year, 
  • Wildlife lifecycle – the animals and insects going into/coming out of hibernation, migrating, emerging and retreating to help you support nature.

Whether you are a seasoned horticulturalist or are just starting our planting you first seedlings, this guide is an indispensible companion to any gardener all the year round.

The author

Benjamin Pope has been in the horticulture industry for the last 21 years, studying and training at the Merrist Wood and RHS Wisley. His work experience ranges from nursery practices and propagation in Australia through to design and horticultural research in London for the practice of Arabella Lennox-Boyd. For the past 10 years he has been leading a team of four to maintain and develop a private garden in West Sussex, whilst growing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the house. He also maintains https://www.theworkinggarden.com/, a popular gardening website detailing his work and giving out handy tips for gardeners.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9780711269934
Illustrations: 100 colour illustrations
Size: 6.693 in x 8.858 in / 170 mm x 225 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Goats of Anarchy Pre-Order Giveaway
Order your copy of Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy and/or Angel and her Wonderful Wheels by September 30, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize! Fill out the form below to enter. One (10) grand prize winner will receive a Goats of Anarchy Library featuring Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save ...
Read More >
Make a Pet Bowl Holder Out of a Pallet
Let’s face it, dogs just aren’t tidy eaters. (Well, most aren’t, anyway.) During their happy eating bonanza, water is splashed and drooled onto the floor, bowls are scattered, and paws help spread the mess once the meal is done. Towels and mops are usually involved afterward. Chris Peterson shares a pet bowl holder project in ...
Read More >
Q&A with The Wellness Garden Author Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Her newest book, The Wellness Garden, she  details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. We got ...
Read More >
See More Posts