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Bob's Basics: Sowing, Planting, Watering

By Bob Flowerdew

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

A practical guide to ensuring success in the garden, Sowing, Planting, Watering and Feeding shows that there is more to gardening than putting a seed in the soil and watching it grow.

Bob Flowerdew draws on his 30 years of experience to guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing for, planting and nurturing your plants. He will guide you around the common mistakes, make sure you don't dampen off your seeds, save you from over or under-watering, talk you through cutting, layering, rhizomes, when is the most effective time to feed, and many other tips that will give you the knowledge and confidence to get going in your garden. This is one book of an indispensable series that can answer all your queries and, because it's Bob, no doubt make you laugh too.

Biographical Notes

Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for over 30 years and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. His previous books include Bob Flowerdew's Complete Fruit Book, Bob Flowerdew's Organic Bible, The No-Work Garden, The Gourmet Gardener, Going Organic, Organic Gardening Bible, and Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780857834737
  • Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Kyle Books
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