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Gardening for Dummies (For Dummies)
If you want to develop your green fingers and be part of one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, Gardening For Dummies is the book for you. Packed with expert advice, helping the novice get a solid start and the seasoned gardener broaden their breadth of knowledge, you can learn and develop skills in how to do everything from planning your planting to controlling pests ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published February 16th 2011 by For Dummies
(first published January 1st 1996)
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There is a lot of good information here, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wanted more of a general overview of how to "run" a garden - how to manage it throughout the seasons and when to do whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing to keep my garden happy. Instead, this book focused more on planning a garden than actually having a garden, which is fine - it's just not what I was expecting.
Just right...: I am a novice gardener who is trying to figure out how to maintain a well-landscaped property that I inherited. After the first couple of years of letting the place "rest on its laurels" (i.e., get by on its past grandeur and do nothing to maintain it except to water it every now and then, but otherwise neglecting it and letting it get weedy and rangy), I have finally tackled the project of educating myself about gardening and trying to restore some freshness and style to my garde ...more
May 14, 2015 Clarke rated it liked it · review of another edition
I just skimmed bc I ended up having other books that had more detailed information but from what I gathered in this book it supplied information in setting up a garden not so much in keeping one happy. That's still helpful but not quite what I was looking for. If you want a sparknote for gardening this book is for you.
Aug 11, 2011 Francesca Lorenzini rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Si propone ai neofiti, ma dà alcune nozioni per scontate. Non tratta nessuna pianta nel dettaglio, ma fornisce alcuni spunti interessanti sullo stile delle composizioni e su come attirare farfalle e api.
A little more detailed than what I needed or wanted. It did have some helpful information, but I think I was looking for something more concise-- just what to grow and how to grow it without it's scientific history-- maybe something simpler like "Gardening for Really Dumb Dummies"
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