The Complete Gardening Encyclopedia offers clear, practical advice, hundreds of step-by-step and "plant identifier" photographs and illustrations, and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of gardening. The techniques described in the book include basic skills; garden planning; practical projects such as laying slabs and building garden benches; sun-room and container gardening; water gardening; propagation and pruning and training. Major sections are devoted to particular kinds of plants, including shrubs and trees, heathers and conifers, perennials, annuals and biennials, bulbs, fruit and vegetables, and herbs. Throughout, clearly written text and step-by-step photographs demonstrate the techniques required, making them easy to follow, while hundreds of high-quality photographs show individual plants, and how to tell healthy from unhealthy specimens.
Anne Sheasby is an experienced home economist, with 12 cookery books to her name. She is involved with recipe development for major food companies and kitchen equipment manufacturers, and has edited several cookery books, as well as a quarterly cookery magazine. She authors recipe booklets and leaflets for a number of major food companies, and contributes cookery and food features to national magazines on a regular basis.