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RHS How to Garden,
This review is from: RHS How to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening (Paperback)
Just the job as a gift to a beginner. It is an introduction, just as it says on the cover, and anyone with experience would know most of it. But it will give a sound grounding in "good practice", and allow practice to make perfect.