A host of new house plants have appeared during the last ten years. These plants are in the shops, but they are not in the books - until now. There are in-depth features on bonsai, orchids, bromeliads, Christmas flowers, herbs and many more. Roomscaping is introduced - the way to use house plants alone or in groups as decorative features rather than as green or coloured pets. The problem section answers the main difficulties with indoor plants - why they don't flower, why they die, how much to water and much more. There's even a miscellany - a collection of bits and pieces from the lucky bamboo story to the easy way to measure humidity There are lots more plants to buy, lots more ideas to try!
Dr David Hessayon initiated a major innovation in gardening publications in 1959 with the first of his Gardening Expert guides. These best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 51 million copies in print. He was awarded the 1993 Gardening Book of the Year Award from the Garden Writers Guild and received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement 'Oscar' at the National British Book Awards. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. He lives in Essex, and has two daughters and four grandchildren.