Whether you're a complete beginner or a keen gardener, there are always times when it would help to have a reliable expert at your side. In this Complete How to be a Gardener, Alan Titchmarsh draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to give you a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful gardener. Alan starts with the fundamentals, covering the absolute essentials that every gardener needs to know, including information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as advice on where to begin if you're a first-time gardener. Each chapter includes practical advice and step-by-step techniques and projects, as well as a host of Alan's favourite plants to help you in your selection. With its perfect balance of down-to-earth information and inspirational ideas, this complete paperback edition of How to be a Gardener gets to the very heart of gardening and provides a comprehensive reference manual for any garden owner. How to be a Gardener 1 was the fastest selling gardening book ever and, between them, books 1 and 2 have sold over 1 million copies.
Alan Titchmarsh is an author and television presenter. He has written and presented programmes on diverse subjects including natural history and gardening. He is the author of more than 40 gardening books; natural history titles including British Isles: A Natural History and The Nature of Britain; three bestselling autobiographies and a number of bestselling novels. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, the Daily Express and Sunday Express. Alan has presented the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show for BBC for 25 years, he has a weekly programme on BBC Radio 2, and hosts his own daily chatshow on ITV.