I get the feeling this book has been republished in a smaller format than originally designed as DK, the publishers, usually make larger format books. Nevertheless, it is in usual DK style, richly illustrated, well laid out and attractive. If only some of the charts were in text larger than about 5 points or less. Otherwise, a handy book to keep around for all gardeners, making it easy to look for pests and diseases by photograph or by plant. The solutions are clear and easily obtainable.
Good read. Just waiting for the summer and the onslaught of pests that usually devour my garden. At least i should stand some chance of eradicating them. If all else fai!s, I can squash them with the book.
Excellent descriptions with colour pictures of many plant problems, not 100% of problems are covered but the vast majority of common ones are. I recommend this book to any aspiring gardeners as a way to ensure that if problems do occur then it is possible to quickly find the solution to the problem.
Comprehensive. Informative. Good graphics. Descriptions adequately documented. Helpful with ideas on good husbandry and preventative measures. Pests and diseases listed by 'common' name firstly. Can't go wrong with RHS material. Good value.
Bought this for 2 reasons. One needs to stay ahead of non native invasive pest & diseases. If iI had known about fuchsia gall mite, I would not have pruned when I did. Also I am trying to reduce the number of chemicals I use to protect biological diversity.
This is a great book and easy to follow with great photos of plants with diseases and disorders and and not too technical. As always i have never been disappointed with any RHS book i have bought. It is a good book for both amateurs and professionals to keep in your possession as a reference to use when you have a problem with pest @diseases.
Brilliant. Clear and easy to understand. Lots of colour photos, not just line drawings, meant that I could actually identify what was wrong with plants and then follow the advice for dealing with the problems. Book well organized so that you can search by plant, by disease or by photos. Others who have seen my copy of the book are very impressed - I just have to make sure they don't spirit it away!!