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Another fine addition to the series.
on 7 October 2015
I have always regarded Dr. Hessayon’s books as the most practically useful in offering gardening help and information. For me this is one of the later additions to the series, though published in its revised form in 1994. The one disadvantage for younger readers is that measurement and temperatures etc. are still on the imperial scale rather than the now more convenient metric. This, though, in the light of what the pages contain, is a small obstacle.
The book looks at virtually all forms of greenhouses and conservatories, even offering advice on how to construct your own, though not recommended. The book’s real value though, is the detailed information set out in a clear logical fashion, about the huge range of plants, both decorative and edible that a greenhouse/conservatory allows us to grow. To this is added most useful sections on possible problems and how to overcome them, as well as specific and clear advice on tasks to be tackled each month. In all, this is a great investment. It will repay its cost many times. Strongly recommended.