Top Tips is a charming accompaniment to the daytime Gardeners' World strand that collects the most fascinating and useful hints and tips from 40 years of Gardeners' World, to help you make the very best of your garden.
Divided into chapters covering Flowers, Food, Containers, Design and a miscellaneous 'Something For the Weekend' section, Top Tips will teach you how to make the most of classic British blooms, how to propagate exotic plants in our cool climate, the pots to plant them in and the food they'll need to help them grow. It will help you make the most of small gardens and tackle wide open spaces, to attract ladybirds and slugs as an organic army to fight flies and aphids, and to grow the plumpest, juiciest fruits and vegetables on your doorstep.
All this is presented in a classic, elegant format, with fine line drawings illustrating the snippets of invaluable gardening know-how that will make the perfect gift for your green-fingered friends to dip into.
Louise Hampden has had a lifelong interest in gardening. After qualifying in horticulture and garden design at Berkshire College of Agriculture, she
started her own garden design business and has since been involved in several television series, including Gardening from Scratch. She is the producer of Gardeners' World.