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Unrivalled gardening wisdom from Monty Don, including essential tips, knowledge and musings from his 50 years of gardening experience.
Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice.
Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television. This is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.
"I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too." - Monty
Monty Don has been gardening on TV for over 25 years for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, and since 2003 has been the lead presenter on BBC TV's Gardeners' World, which from 2011 has been filmed in his own garden in Herefordshire, Longmeadow. He is an experienced organic gardener and was President of the Soil Association from 2008 to 2017. A prolific journalist and author, he was gardening correspondent for the the Observer from 1994 to 2006 and has written a weekly gardening column for the Daily Mail since 2004. He has published 18 books, including his recent Sunday Times bestseller Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.
1: Introduction 2: The Seasons 3: Weather 4: Nature 5: Place 6: Design 7: Walking and Sitting 8: Colour 9: A New Plot 10: The Small Town Garden 11: The Cottage Garden 12: The Exotic Garden 13: A Modern Urban Garden 14: Wildlife Gardening 15: Children 16: Containers 17: Climbers 18: Flowering Shrubs 19: Lawns 20: Weeds 21: Fungus 22: Pests 23: Compost 24: Tools 25: Planting 26: Growing 27: Pruning 28: Food 29: Grow your own Veg 30: Grow your own Herbs 31: Grow your own Top Fruit 32: Grow your own Soft Fruit 33: Names 34: The Months 1: January 2: February 3: March 4: April 5: May 6: June 7: July 8: August 9: September 10: October 11: November 12: December 35: Index 36: Acknowledgments