In today's world we never seem to have enough time to complete life's tasks, be they work or play related. Most of us end up constantly looking for quick and easy tips to achieve results, and the area of gardening, long considered one of the most popular pastimes, is no exception. This compact little book is full of cost-cutting ideas and time-saving tips - many of them illustrated - including how to: sow garden plants, prune roses, mow wet grass, eliminate pests and weeds, make cut flowers last longer and much, much more. Written by Keith Kirsten, one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading garden experts and adapted for the UK by Jo Smith, Handy Hints for Gardeners is quite simply essential reading for everyone who has ever wanted to achieve positive gardening results without having to wade through massed of technical and often irrelevant information.
Well known and respected gardener Keith Kirsten has been involved in all aspects of the industry, including co-authoring a number of books such as Blooming Quotes, Gardening with Keith Kirsten and Keith Kirsten's Down to Earth Garden Plants and Flowers (all published in South Africa). He has always been an active member of several gardening associations and among many other accolades, Keith received the Gold Medal from SANA (South African Nursery Association) in 1990. He lives in Johannesburg.