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Introduction: How should we garden today? Being a New Gardener - Adopting a holistic approach; making a garden of its place; gardening with nature, not against it; planning your garden to ensure success; embracing new techniques; encouraging biodiversity to create balance in the garden South by Southwest? - How climate and aspect affect your garden; macroclimate and microclimate; learning from your environment using native plants as indicators of soil type, climatic conditions, etc.; how to manipulate microclimates Can You Dig It? - Understanding and managing your soil Reuse, Recycle, Sustain - What sustainability means and why it is important in the garden; composting The Wildlife Hotel - Understanding biodiversity; using your garden to balance what is missing in your local area; importance of pollinators; encouraging beneficial predators; artificial habitats; using native or non-native plants; water for wildlife The New Planting - Plant hardiness; impact of climate change; what plants are suitable for your garden; how plants have adapted to different conditions Grass and its Alternatives; Don't Add Water; Life in the Shade; On the Waterfront Better by Design - Structural design how to plan your garden Planting design planting styles The New Gardening Year Chart What Plants Where A-Z Glossary Index Acknowledgments

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The bestselling 2008 edition of RHS The New Gardening sold in excess of 30,000 copies; Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society who have c.360,000 members in the UK; Matthew Wilson is one of Britain's leading and most innovative gardeners; Topical content based on a new approach to gardening that reflects how our gardening has reacted to climate change; Packed with clear, practical advice, tips, and step-by-step artwork; The definitive garden reference book for the 21st Century.

Introduction: How should we garden today? Being a New Gardener - Adopting a holistic approach; making a garden of its place; gardening with nature, not against it; planning your garden to ensure success; embracing new techniques; encouraging biodiversity to create balance in the garden South by Southwest? - How climate and aspect affect your garden; macroclimate and microclimate; learning from your environment using native plants as indicators of soil type, climatic conditions, etc.; how to manipulate microclimates Can You Dig It? - Understanding and managing your soil Reuse, Recycle, Sustain - What sustainability means and why it is important in the garden; composting The Wildlife Hotel - Understanding biodiversity; using your garden to balance what is missing in your local area; importance of pollinators; encouraging beneficial predators; artificial habitats; using native or non-native plants; water for wildlife The New Planting - Plant hardiness; impact of climate change; what plants are suitable for your garden; how plants have adapted to different conditions Grass and its Alternatives; Don't Add Water; Life in the Shade; On the Waterfront Better by Design - Structural design how to plan your garden Planting design planting styles The New Gardening Year Chart What Plants Where A-Z Glossary Index Acknowledgments

About the Author

Matthew Wilson has been Curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire since 2004, having previously been the Curator of RHS Garden Hyde Hall since 2000. He contributes regularly to a number of publications, including The Daily Telegraph, for whom he writes the Buzzwords column, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The RHS's The Garden, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden, Garden Life, and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. He is the author of Gardening Techniques (Collins) and has contributed to the RHS/DK title Learn to Garden. Matthew's television credits include appearances on BBC's Gardener 's World, The Plantsman, BBC Gardener of the Year, ITV's Britain's Best Back Gardens, Gardening with the Experts, Take a Leaf, Garden Challenge, Turf Wars, and on the BBC's coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show. Matthew also regularly gives talks on sustainable horticulture, wildlife, and gardening and enjoys working with the local community, schools, and organizations to promote horticulture and the work of the RHS in the North of England.

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"Matthew Wilson is a rising star in the Royal Horticultural Society" The Observer 2006

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