How to Start Gardening by Fran Barnwell
A Step by Step Guide for Beginners (The New to Gardening Series)

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In her first gardening book, Fran Barnwell takes you through the basics of how to start gardening in simple and easy to follow steps. Drawing on her passion for gardening and the experiences gained from starting from scratch and planting her own garden, Fran provides a guide that any new gardener will be able to follow, illustrated throughout with full colour photographs. She will help you create the garden space that’s right for you!

In this book, you will:

discover what you need to know to get started and what tools you will need; understand different soil types, and the importance of garden compost and mulching; learn about plants and planting schemes; find out what plants you can grow in each season of the year; discover how to maintain your garden and deal with pests; learn how to grow your own plants from seed and make new plants for free; understand organic gardening and how you can make a start.

Whatever size garden you have, this book will provide the information you need to take your first steps in gardening with confidence.

Fran Barnwell’s philosophy is to provide simple and straightforward advice for anyone starting out with gardening, whether that is indoors or outdoors, a good-sized garden or a window ledge. Her second book in the New to Gardening series, How to Grow Orchids: A Guide to Growing Orchids for Beginners is now available on Amazon.


About Fran Barnwell

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Fran Barnwell is the pen name of Linda McGrory.Linda has a passion for writing and is an author and publisher. This, combined with her years of experience as a copy-editor with Palgrave Macmillan, the international academic publishers, has enabled Linda to specialise in helping solopreneurs write their own books. Linda's other passion has always been gardening which was inspired by her mother when, as a child, she was given a corner plot in the garden that she would tend with wonderment at what her little garden could produce.With a background in teaching and coaching, Linda now happily combines these two passions of writing and gardening. Under her pen name of Fran Barnwell, Linda has written a series of books for newbie www.orchidsforbeginners.netLinda lives in Cornwall, UK, within the beautiful Tamar Valley, with her irrepressible terrier dog, Bailie.
Published November 5, 2012 by Rowan House Publishing. 136 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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