Gardener's Problem Solver: Hundreds of Expert Answers to Real-Life Gardening Dilemmas
Problems are as much a part of gardening as soil, sun, and worms. From difficult sites to impossible soils, from ravaging pests to plants with mysterious ailments, all gardeners face occasional problems. This book can help you solve them. Like a good friend who discusses a gardening challenge with you, it gives you many solutions to the same problem. Some answers turn the problem into an asset, many are inexpensive and simple to apply, all of them are environmentally friendly.
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