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The Green Garden Expert [Paperback]

Dr D G Hessayon
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Book Description

12 Feb 2009 Expert

The first Garden Expert was published 50 years ago and has taught generations how to garden.It has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 27 languages.It is the world's best-selling introduction to gardening.

But the world has changed and so has gardening.We still need to know the basic facts, but there are also new varieties and new techniques such as no-digging and no-weeding.Also we are much more conscious of the environment - safety, pollution, the birds and butterflies and the other wildlife which come into our garden, etc.

The Green Garden Expert sets out what you need to know in order to look after your garden.It also shows you how to care for wildlife, the environment and your own well-being.Whether you decide upon a completely organic approach or prefer to take just a few steps along the environmentally-friendly road, The Green Garden Expert explains the options.It shows you how to choose the right plants for the right place, and how to plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. It shows you how to tackle weeds, pests and other problems, how to attract and identify birds and butterflies, and also how to avoid becoming one of the 400,000 garden casualties which occur every year.

"It's not only for organic gardeners - it is for everyone who wants an up-to-date general gardening guide with the environment in mind.There is information on safety as well as sowing, on birds and butterflies as well as beans" - Dr Hessayon


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Expert (12 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0903505630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0903505635
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 18.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

In 1958 Be Your Own Gardening Expert started a major innovation in gardening books. In 2008 the Expert guides celebrated their 50th anniversary and the 50 millionth copy in print.They had become the bestselling gardening books in history.

Their creator Dr D G (Dave) Hessayon, the son of a Cypriot landowner, was born in 1928 and grew up in Manchester. He read Botany at Leeds University, where he gained his BSc degree. In 1950 he travelled to the United States, working as the editor of a small town newspaper. In 1953 he went to Ghana as a Research Fellow at the University College before returning to Manchester to obtain his PhD in soil ecology. In 1955 he accepted a position as chief scientist with Pan Britannica Industries, becoming chairman in 1972. It was here that Dr Hessayon formulated the idea for his Expert guides to gardening.

A steady stream of Experts followed the publication of Be Your Own Gardening Expert, each one maintaining the basic formula of down-to-earth writing with pictures, charts and photographs. In the British Bestsellers list for the 1980s there were two Experts in the Top 10. In 1993 Dr Hessayon received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement 'Oscar' at the National British Book Awards. He was also awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Gold Veitch Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture.In 1999 Dr Hessayon was awarded a Guinness World Record Certificate for being Britain's 'bestselling non-fiction author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.

Despite his resolve to stay out of the limelight there have been further awards along the way - a Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Garden Media Guild, three Honorary Doctorates and an OBE in 2007. There are over 28 Expert titles in 22 languages, and in Britain their sales continue to dominate the gardening paperback lists. The Vegetable & Herb Expert continues to be the No.1 bestseller. Now an active octogenarian, Dr Hessayon has more gardening Experts in the pipeline and he serves as the Design and Editorial Consultant for the non-gardening Experts. Retirement has to wait.

"I would say that the Expert Books have been the biggest innovation in gardening publications since the death of William Robinson in 1938" - Dr Brent Elliott (Librarian, Royal Horticultural Society)

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"No-nonsense Expert advice on making your garden a place that is people, animal and environment friendly. Probably the most practical and realistic guide for most people" (Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller)

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A new version of the world's bestselling gardening book with the environment in mind.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Green Garden Expert 9 April 2010
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Oh! Wow! Another D G Hessayan "expert" book and along with all the others make up such a collection of "thumbed through" reference books. Life would be very dull without them and we would be in such a muddle if we didn't have them at hand. This particular issue covers so many different aspects in a simple, down to earth manner. First class
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5.0 out of 5 stars Expert for all readers 3 Mar 2010
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This book, as typical for this author, is easy to read and understand, makes sense of a subject for the novice and adds to the knowledge of experienced hands.
A joy to read and a timeless resource.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Covered in other Expert books. 9 July 2014
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If you are building a collection of Expert books then don't bother with this one. Most is covered in the other editions and the 'green' content is actually quite limited.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Green Garden Expert 13 Jan 2014
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book says it all delivery was prompt def recommend this and the supplier if you do not really no a lot about gardening then you need these
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5.0 out of 5 stars great series of book 9 Jan 2014
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I have used this series of books for years and have now started buying for my daughter in law for their new home.
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