The Sceptical Gardener (Paperback)
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Good Gardening
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How are birds linked to house prices?
How can a gardener improve the
flavour of their vegetables?
Do wildflowers really thrive in poor soil?
In this collection of articles from The Telegraph, biologist and gardening columnist Ken Thompson takes a scientific look at some of the greater – and lesser – questions faced by gardeners everywhere in a bid to sort the genuine wisdom from the hokum.
What is the ideal temperature for a compost heap? What do bees do that improves strawberries? Why are gardeners in literature always such dummies? This is an expert’s gardening miscellany, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardener, but probably a far more thoughtful one.
‘A delight … if you have simply had enough of people refusing to take gardening seriously, I suggest you buy The Sceptical Gardener’
‘Packed with good, common-sense gardening advice gleaned from years of tending his own patch, it’s also very funny’