Gardeners find weeds baffling and daunting. Here at last comes a practical guide which explains how weeds work and how best to deal with them.
Whenever he is gardening William Edmonds sees Charles Darwin as his mentor. Darwin was intrigued by the nature of variation in plants and how this related to which plants thrived and survived. From his minute observations we can understand how weeds can propagate and take over a garden.
Informed by Darwin’s insights, and by over thirty years of gardening experience, William Edmonds describes and illustrates one hundred significant garden weeds, arranged in the order in which they have evolved. For each there is a What To Do and a further chapter sets out the pros and cons of twenty tried and tested approaches to weeding.
Learning to recognise, understand and deal with each weed will take you well on the way to coping in a relaxed – even enjoyable – tussle with these devilish despoilers. Weeds, Weeding (& Darwin) is an enlightening guidebook for every gardener.