The Fruit Expert Hessayon Expert Book Gifts/Gifts for Allotment Gardeners/Greenhouse Sensation Brochure 2015/p44-45 Books and Gift Vouchers/Gardening Gifts/Gardening Books/Gardening Gifts/View All - Gardening Gifts<p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Everything you need to know about growing fruit. <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small; font-family: arial black,avant garde;">UK Standard Delivery: £2.95</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">The essential guide to growing all types of fruit. Everything you need to know about:</span></p> <ul> <li>Choosing the best apples, pears and plums for your garden - including reviews of many varieties.</li> <li>Planting and caring for tree fruit.</li> <li>Buying and growing soft fruit.</li> <li>Getting the best taste from your fruit.</li> <li>How to prune.</li> <li>Dealing with fruit problems and pests.</li> <li>Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.</li> <ul> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Fruit covered in the book...</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Apples, Pears, Plums & Gages, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Figs, Mulberries, Quinces, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Boysenberry, Dewberry, Hildaberry, Japanese Wineberry, Loganberry, Blackcurrants, Gooseberries, Red Currants, White Currants, Cranberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Melons & Kiwi Fruit and more.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: Bold;">You May Also Like:</span> <a title="Gardening Books" href="" target="_self">Gardening Books</a> | <a title="Gardening Gifts" href="" target="_self">Gardening Gifts</a> | <a title="Gardening Gift Vouchers" href="" target="_self">Gift Vouchers</a></p>8.00add-to-cart

You might be thinking that this review is a little strange. A youngster talking about gardening books - but, yes! It's true!

I really like the Expert Series by botanist, Dr D G Hessayon. He wrote lots of different books on gardening, from The House Plant Expert to The Vegetable Expert. All of his Expert Books are really detailed and full of great information! The various books describe gardening techniques, names of different plants (common names and botanical names) and give lots of detailed diagrams.
For example, I have The Garden Expert, which is the book which gives the more overall spectrum of gardening, instead of specific types of gardening. The book gives lots of great facts (like in 1973, a patio was present in 1 in 10 gardens - I bet you didn't know that!) It then goes on to describe the different types of soils (stony, peaty, chalky, sandy etc). Then there's a bit about weather and climate, then a bit on plants. It divides the plants into sections - climbers, shrubs, conifers, trees, roses, fruit, bulbs and rockery plants. Then there's information on planting methods(how to take cuttings, how to sow seeds etc) and a section on gardening tools. Then there's a troubleshooting section, a greenhouse section, a water gardening section and a garden design section. There's loads of detail.
A great book for all those gardener's out there whether just starting out, or professional gardeners!

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