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What's That Weed?: Know Your Weeds and Learn to Live with Them (Hardcover)

What's That Weed?: Know Your Weeds and Learn to Live with Them By DK Cover Image
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Learn all about common weeds and how they affect your garden to make informed decisions about the plants you want in your patch - and how to manage those that you don't.

Figuring out which weed is which can be tricky for new and seasoned gardeners alike. In this book, garden expert Guy Barter lifts the lid on how weeds grow and in what conditions. Discover each weed's benefit to wildlife, biodiversity, and its role in the environment - plus whether it has ornamental, herbal, or edible properties that you might want to make the most of.

This identification guide covers 40 weeds commonly found in gardens in Europe and North America. Alongside well-known weeds such as nettles, dock, dandelions, and bindweed, you'll find hawksbeard, pearlwort, ivy-leaved speedwell, and pennycress.

In this book, you will find:

 -Detailed photographs and  diagrams of each element of the plant, from roots to leaves
-Specific tools to help you recognize weeds throughout their entire life cycles, from starting out as seedlings before growing into mature flowers.
-The best way to manage each weed and curate the perfect plants for your patch.
-Each weed's place within the ecosystem is listed, along with benefits, such as use as an ornamental, herbal, or edible plant
-Every element of the 40 weeds along each stage of their life cycle, enabling clear identification for gardeners.

With this guide, you can identify plants and understand more about weeds and roots and their benefits.

The perfect title for seasoned gardeners who are looking to identify, manage, and control the weeds in their gardens or new gardeners who are keen to learn about and identify the existing plants in their gardens.

About the Author

Guy Barter is chief horticultural advisor at the Royal Horticultural Society. He began his horticultural career in commercial field vegetable production and plant breeding and joined the RHS in 1990. He also worked for Gardening Which? as a horticultural journalist. In 1998, he took over the running of the RHS Gardening Advice Service and has held his current position since 2016. He has authored and contributed to many DK books, including RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening (DK 2022), RHS How to Garden (DK, 2016), and RHS Vegetable and Fruit Gardening (DK 2016).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780744092370
ISBN-10: 074409237X
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English