Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners

100 Questions Answered

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Pub Date Jun 04 2024 | Archive Date Apr 25 2024

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Never find yourself stuck for gardening advice again with this handy and informative book in your garden shed, packed with advice from the experts at Kew Gardens, London.

Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners solves all your gardening conundrums, from pest control to pruning, and wildlife to weather management, with a series of 100 questions.

Polly Stevens, manager of decorative displays at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew shares her answers to the questions she gets asked most by visitors to the gardens – from pest control to wildlife care, planting advice to pruning. For each question there is a clear answer and expert tips and techniques.

The questions include:

  • How do I tell what kind of soil I have?
  • What is the best time of year to prune?
  • How do I make a wildlife pond?
  • How do I deal with pests without using chemicals?
  • How do I collect rainwater?

Written with the modern gardener in mind, the advice prioritizes solutions that care for the environment, with guidance on chemical-free gardening, environmentally friendly methods for pest and disease control, and encouraging wildlife.

This is a beautiful and practical guide for everyday gardeners, destined to become a staple on every gardener's bookshelf. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about gardening, from experts, in an easy-to-navigate guidebook. Whatever gardener you are: urban, rural, hobbyist, professional, young, old, spring- or autumn-planter, this book has all the advice you need.

Never find yourself stuck for gardening advice again with this handy and informative book in your garden shed, packed with advice from the experts at Kew Gardens, London.

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A fantastic Guide to Gardening

This book was a brilliant introduction to gardening for beginners as well as great hints, tips and advice for more established gardeners.

I found this an extremely useful and informative read, covering a range of topics from knowing your type of soil, types of plants, which tools to use, weeding, pruning, pest control and my favourite section gardening for wildlife.

Highly recommended

Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for my ARC.

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If you're like me, always peeking out the window wondering what to do with those stubborn plants or how to keep pesky pests at bay, "Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners" is your go-to manual.

What I love most about this book is its friendly tone and no-nonsense approach and its user-friendly format. The Q&A style makes it a breeze to navigate, ensuring you can quickly find the advice you need without getting lost in a labyrinth of gardening jargon. Plus, the vibrant photographs sprinkled throughout are not just eye candy; they offer tangible examples that bring the advice to life. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just dipping your toes into the world of horticulture, "Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners" is a must-have companion that empowers you to cultivate your own green oasis with confidence.

Thank You Netgalley for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

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This was first gardening book and found this very interesting, informative and simple to follow and have my list ready for the garden centre and list of things to do thanks to this book. I am very much a beginner gardener and is the perfect book for me. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a chance to read and review this book

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"Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners" is a comprehensive yet accessible book that demystifies the art of gardening even for brand new gardeners. The Q&A format offers a user-friendly navigation experience, ensuring that readers can easily locate the specific information they are looking for.

The vibrant full-color photographs throughout the book are gorgeous and really compliment the modern gardener feel to this guide.. These images complement the informative text with practical examples.

From soil management techniques to cultivating vegetables and wildflowers, this book addresses a diverse range of topics essential to successful gardening.

In summary, "Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners" is a meticulously curated guide that strikes a balance between accessibility and depth of content. It serves as an invaluable resource for individuals seeking to nurture thriving gardens with confidence and proficiency.

Thank you Net Galley, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens,Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion | Frances Lincoln for the opportunity to review this ARC.

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This was such a cool concept and quick, education read.
Some of my favorite questions were:
1. What type of soil does my garden have?
2.What is soil PH?
3. Which plants work well in a herbaceous border?
4. Can I make my own fertilizer?

Reading the crisp, concrete answers in such an easy reading format was very informational. I loved how precise everything was written and answered. I will definitely be recommending this book to my fellow beginner gardeners.

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Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners - 100 Questions Answered by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is a great reference book for gardners of all levels

Beautifully presented with vivid photography and all the hints and tips you could hope for from the pro's at Kew. The sections are clearly defined and the sub-sections follow a logical flow

A fantastic reference book and perfect for any time of year, not just Spring

Thank you to Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion | Frances Lincoln and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens for this stunning ARC. My review is left voluntarily and all opinions are my own

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You know it's going to be good if Kew has a hand in it. If you've ever wondered how their gardens thrive, here are 101 answers. (Actually more.)

Whether you're thinking about gardening, starting out, or dealing with a problem as an experienced gardener, you'll want this to-the-point guide. Bugs, compost, sunshine and water, soil ... plush pictures of lush plants that incite envy. Don't let the understated cover fool you.

What's not to love? For basic and skilled gardeners, here is your short answer manual for all your questions.

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I found this to be very informative for new and seasoned gardeners. I learned new tips and more detailed information. It's nice to have all pertinent issues in one book so a reader doesn't have to jump around to other sources.

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This is a really great concept. Short and sweet this book succinctly answers 100 common gardening questions and would be an invaluable resource for new gardeners. I loved the liberal inclusion of bright photographs and the advice given would be easy for novices to understand. Overall a great resource.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Very informative! This guide is laid out very well. Each question is answered in a very easy to understand way. It is a perfect beginners introduction or a reminder to seasoned gardeners for things they may have forgotten or not dealt with before. The photographs included were just stunning! I know this will be on my garden books shelf for quite a while.

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I visited Kew last year and it was beautiful so I was really excited to read this and receive tips on how to answer my gardening questions from the Kew experts.

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