The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening (Hardcover)

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The Complete Gardener: A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening (Hardcover)


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In the English speaking world, there is no greater gardening media celebrity than Monty Don. Since the retirement from "BBC Gardeners World" of former host Alan Titchmarsh, and the loss after 35 seasons of the PBS show "The Victory Garden," nothing comes close. Streaming (e.g. Britbox) has made this show more readily available. There is a magazine, as well. And more Americans are becoming familiar with British gardens, British plant palettes, and particularly since the pandemic, the gardens of former colonists like us. An update after almost 20 years, which emphasizes sustainability ("peat free") as well as organic techniques and cool plants, this for me is the garden book of the year. P.S. Monty dog fans: there are lots of pics of his golden retrievers and Patti the Yorkie in his Longmeadow garden as well.

— From Carla's Picks (2013-2020)

Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting.

This extensively revised new edition of his Complete Gardener, first published in 2003, brings you right up-to-date on how Monty gardens today - and his recommendations for you. 

The most comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated book Monty has ever written, it covers what he believes are the most important aspects of gardening. Organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, but this new edition picks up on another key principle: the need to provide habitats in your garden for local wildlife.

Over half of the photographs in this new edition will be new, taken over a year in his Long Meadow garden, and he is going through the text with a fine-tooth comb to ensure everything he says reflects his latest approach.
Monty Don has been gardening on TV for over 25 years for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, and since 2003 has been the lead presenter on BBC TV's Gardeners' World, which from 2011 has been filmed in his own garden in Herefordshire, Longmeadow. He is an experienced organic gardener and was President of the Soil Association from 2008 to 2017. A prolific journalist and author, he was gardening correspondent for the Observer from 1994 to 2006 and has written a weekly hardening column for the Daily Mail since 2004. He has published 18 books, including his recent Sunday Times bestseller Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.
Product Details ISBN: 9780241424308
ISBN-10: 0241424305
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 440
Language: English