RHS relaunches gardening guides

The RHS has published and revised several of its best-selling gardening guides.

The RHS Good Fruit & Veg Guide is a new title designed to help the reader wade through the bewildering choice of fruit and vegetable varieties on the market by picking out the most suitable variety. Featuring 100 fruits and vegetables, each is listed with a fully illustrated selection of recommended cultivars, combining classic heritage types as well as deservedly popular modern types. Each cultivar is catalogued with its proven qualities and growing information ensuring you have a reliable guide to choosing the right fruit and vegetables for your garden.

The RHS Good Plant Guide is the companion to the Fruit & Veg Guide and guides the reader through choosing the best trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, annuals and bedding plants for every situation.  Alongside the concise descriptions of each plant is a planting guide making practical suggestions for dry shade or exposed sites, as well as flamboyant ideas for hot colour schemes and seasonal containers. Updated for 2011 to reflect the latest trends, the guide features over 3,000 plants and is illustrated with over 1,500 full-colour photographs, ensuring a garden is in bloom all year round.

RHS What Plant When guides you season by season through the best plants to add colour to your garden. Featuring over 1,000 plants selected to help you add seasonal colour and interest to your garden at any time of the year, plants are arranged by season and then by colour so you can see at a glance which will complement your existing planting scheme. An additional "All Seasons" chapter suggests plants for shape and structure that look good all year round and full colour photography, alongside horticultural information and growing types for each plant, make this the perfect guide for planning a year in your garden.

RHS Plants for Places has been revised and updated for 2011 and provides a concise plant guide designed to make it easy to choose the best plants for your garden.  Whether you’re looking to brighten up tricky sites, such as damp shady spots, or select climbers for pergolas, you can rely on the expertise and authority of the RHS to help you find solutions. Quick-reference lists show you the best plants for every site and situation and with full colour photographs and growing information for over 1,000 tried and tested plants, this is the perfect pocket-sized guide for trips to the garden centre and nursery.

RHS Gardening Month by Month, by Ian Spence, has been updated for 2011 with new step-by-step projects and weather-watch pages for each month to create an attractive pocket guide to what to do in the garden, month by month. The book is packed with information to help novices and keen amateur gardeners to plan for each season and keep on top of tasks throughout the year.  A full year-at-a-glance section is featured alongside monthly chapters illustrated with over 1,500 photographs and featuring key tasks such as planting, propagation and pruning

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