This text aims to demystify all the aspects of gardening that put so many people off. The author covers all the rudiments from the soil to sowing seed to pruning, and lists well over 150 plants perfect for every situation.
Planted combines core, indispensable advice with exquisite, extraordinary photographs, so that it becomes a pleasure to learn, to get going and glory in your garden. The trick is - don t be intimidated by what you don t know yet; but put on some lipstick, and start sowing veg. Window-sill or wilderness, get out there and discover the joys of tweaking. At last, a gardening guide that accepts that dozing in a lounger with a martini is more fun than wielding a hoe . . . It travels with attitude in spades.' WALLPAPER
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In no time at all, this fresh look at horticulture will have you pruning in your Manolos. Deciphering the Latin terms for this year's trendiest blooms is just part of Planted's unexpected charm, and the whole is both as beautifully presented as Hatfield and as avant-garde as Ashton Wolde. - TATLERIf you regard a bulb's natural habitat as an Arco lamp, think marigolds are the big yellow things you wash up in, and the only thing you do with grass is roll it up in a Rizla, then Planted could be just what it takes you to get into that strange, overgrown wilderness behind your back door. At last, a gardening guide that accepts that dozing in a lounger with a martini is more fun than weilding a hoe . . . It travels with attitude in spades. - WALLPAPERQuite simply the motivationall us reluctant gardeners have been waiting for. - FAMILY CIRCLEBy the end, you'll have put down your wine glass and be digging, plating and mowing with a vengeance. - THE EXPRESS
About Andy Sturgeon
Andy Sturgeon is an established designer who exhibits at Chelsea and the Hampton Court Flower Show, and makes fake gardens for film sets. He worked in Hong Kong as a supervising engineer on the Tsing Ma suspension bridge, and has plant-hunted in Madagascar with the Universtiy of Minnesota. He has crewed three yachts around the Indian Ocean and taught snowboarding in Austria. He has his own television gardening series and is the official GMTV gardener.
Planted by Andy Sturgeon
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