Professor Stefan Buczacki is one of the country's most distinguished gardening writers and broadcasters. He is in demand as a speaker, consultant and garden designer and his extensive practical gardening knowledge is underpinned by his scientific expertise - educated at Southampton and Oxford Universities he gained an international research reputation before leaving to become freelance over twenty years ago. He has received numerous accolades and awards from the scientific community and has published many thousands of articles and photographs, and over fifty books on gardening and natural history. He now writes extensively on wildlife and wildlife gardening for publications including the RSPB BIRDS magazine and Gardens Monthly. Professor Stefan Buczacki is equally well known as the presenter of many hundreds of radio and television gardening programmes and as one of the country's most experienced non-fiction authors with well over fifty published titles on natural history, gardening and biography, many for HarperCollins. He is a graduate of the Universities of Southampton and Oxford and holds distinctions and awards from many scientific societies as well as honorary degrees from Liverpool John Moores and Derby Universities.
`An excellent book which is likely to remain the standard work' The Garden `By far the most comprehensive and authoritative of its kind' Financial Times `Certainly one of the most valuable garden reference books.' Daily Telegraph `Downright useful ... highly absorbing ... A masterpiece of horticultural study.' Popular Gardening