For the avid Southwestern Ontario Gardener there is no better-known personality than Ed Lawrence, the gardening guru heard every week on CBC radio. Each week his noon-time call-in segment is flooded with calls about houseplants, fruit trees, garden and animal pests, organic veggie-growing, lawn woes and various other horticultural questions and dilemmas; his radio portion became so popular that CBC just recently expanded his time slot, but for those of us unluckily unable to get through on the phone or who can never find a pen quickly enough to jot down his advice, he has gathered 25 years of calls and questions into this handy answer book. The chapters correlate to months of the year, which is not particularly helpful for quick reference, so the detailed index at the back is excellent for pinpointing problems with pear propagation or for finding fixes for that failing ficus. Although it could use a few photos of the mites, moulds and blights that affect plants, this is a fantastic manual for gardens of any scale and gardeners with any shade of green thumb.

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