The Garden Pests and Diseases Specialist (Specialist Series)

The Garden Pests and Diseases Specialist (Specialist Series)

by Alan Bridgewater (Series Editor), Gill Bridgewater (Series Editor), David Squire (Author)


All gardeners know the disappointment of discovering that their bedding plants have been nibbled, their prized fruits and vegetables riddled with rust. "The Garden Pests & Diseases Specialist" is the essential guide to identifying the likely culprits and banishing them from the garden. The book starts with the basics, introducing common pests and diseases that afflict ornamentals, vegetables, fruits and houseplants, and looking at the best ways of dealing with them. Biological controls, which are garnering growing interest in the gardening world, are covered, in addition to the better-known organic and chemical methods. At-a-glance, checklists explain which ailments commonly afflict various plant types, from roses and rock-garden plants to soft fruits and vegetables. Armed with this practical, easy-to-use guide, experienced and novice gardeners alike will never need to make excuses for patchy borders or unshapely produce again.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Feb 2007

ISBN 10: 1845374851
ISBN 13: 9781845374853

Author Bio
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They have written a wide range of highly successful books and contributed to several international magazines. They live in Battle, East Sussex.