The Sunday Gardener - Edited by Alan GemmellElm Tree Books, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The book explains, writes Professor Gemmell in his introduction, ‘how it is possible to have an attractive and productive garden, even if your free time is limited, and recommends plants and techniques which will ease or reduce work.’ Each chapter is written by one of Britain’s leading gardening authorities; for instance, Fred Loads on Growing Fruit and Greenhouse Gardening; Arthur Billitt of the British Crop Protection Council on Pest and Weed Control; Dr. Shewell-Cooper on Organic Gardening; J. R. Escritt of the Sports Turf Research Organisation on Lawn Care; and C. D. Brickell of the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens on Shrubs. Professor Gemmell contributes an introduction to each chapter and has also compiled a gardening glossary of nearly 250 definitions, invaluable to a fuller understanding of catalogues, technical publications and the more advanced instructional books. There are eight pages of colour plates, line drawings in the text and a comprehensive index in The Sunday Gardener, a book that will open up new possibilities for the part-time gardener, as well as providing a useful addition to the library of keener enthusiasts.”