“With a relaxed conversational style Tony provides a glimpse of the complex world of plants and our relationship with them, sowing the seeds that hopefully will germinate an interest in the sciences that influence gardening.”
- Professor Owen Doyle, President Chartered Institute of Horticulture 2017
About the book
Tony takes the reader on a personal journey providing a “drone-eyed” view of the complex landscape that comprises the many sciences that underpin gardening. Commencing with the formation of planet Earth, we are taken on a tour touching on the highlights of plant evolution, the vast use that humans have for plants, through their cultivation and care, and onwards to modern production techniques that are useful here on Earth and for future space travel.
"Really accessible for gardeners new and old...
Wonderful little book. Haven’t experimented with science past GCSE and fairly new to the gardening world also. This book is really easy to read, and isn’t as intimidating in terms of having prior knowledge as others. Looking forward to putting some new ideas into practice!”
"Easy to read reference book for all keen gardeners...
Informative and well illustrated with some amusing cartoons. Touches on climate change, plastic pollution and diminishing global water resources. Highly recommended. Will be referred to many times.”
"A Different type of gardening book...
A slightly different gardening book for someone who has lots of gardening books already. Easy to understand for non science people.”
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