How Do Worms Work?: A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers

Author(s): Guy Barter


Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden. Written by the head of the Royal Horticultural Society Members' Advisory Service, and updated to suit Australian and New Zealand readers, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.


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As someone who does not have a green thumb, this book was incredible, providing answers to so many questions that would be useful for everyone from children to expert gardeners. There is a very helpful index and the answers are relatively short, allowing you to learn a lot without feeling overwhelmed with information.

Elisa, Book Grocer

Guy Barter is the Chief Horticultural Advisor of the Royal Horticultural Society, having joined the organisation as superintendent of trials at RHS Garden Wisley in 1990. Prior to that, he gained experience in the commercial horticultural world after graduating with a degree in horticulture. Guy now runs the RHS Members' Advisory Service, which provides answers to an enormous range of questions and supplies evidence-based advice for thousands of gardeners.

General Fields

  • : 9780733638886
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : 0.3
  • : September 2017
  • : 212mm X 152mm X 23mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2017
  • : books

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  • : Guy Barter
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 224