RHS What's That Weed?

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Published by DK

By Guy Barter

RRP: £12.99

About RHS What's That Weed?

Learn all about common weeds and how they affect your garden to make informed decisions about the plants you want in your patch - and how to manage those that you don't.

Figuring out which weed is which can be tricky for new and seasoned gardeners alike. In this book, garden expert Guy Barter lifts the lid on how weeds grow and in what conditions. Discover each weed's benefit to wildlife, biodiversity, and its role in the environment - plus whether it has ornamental, herbal, or edible properties that you might want to make the most of.

This identification guide covers 40 weeds commonly found in gardens in Europe and North America. Alongside well-known weeds such as nettles, dock, dandelions, and bindweed, you'll find hawksbeard, pearlwort, ivy-leaved speedwell, and pennycress.

In this book, you will find:

-Detailed photographs and diagrams of each element of the plant, from roots to leaves

-Specific tools to help you recognise weeds throughout their entire life cycles, from starting out as seedlings before growing into mature flowers.

-The best way to manage each weed and curate the perfect plants for your patch.

-Each weed's place within the ecosystem is listed, along with benefits, such as use as an ornamental, herbal, or edible plant

-Every element of the 40 weeds along each stage of their life cycle, enabling clear identification for gardeners.

With this guide, you can identify plants and understand more about weeds and roots and their benefits.

The perfect title for seasoned gardeners who are looking to identify, manage, and control the weeds in their gardens or new gardeners who are keen to learn about and identify the existing plants in their gardens.