Afraid to prune? Cut back too much? Reeds in the lawn? Bamboo in the pond? Eyesore to hide? Bulbs disappearing? Whether you have a neglected plot or a high-rise balcony, you're a seasoned grower or an absolute beginner, Lia Leendertz's engaging answers to readers' questions will help and inspire you. For the first time, she collects her "Guardian" columns into an indispensable book that will help you to have a productive, healthy and beautiful garden. From ridding yourself of Spanish bluebells and sourcing climbers which cover your neighbours' unsightly fence, to encouraging bees and the right kind of bugs and deterring unwanted pests and diseases; week by week and season by season, "Gardening SOS" answers every gardening question you can think of, and quite a few more besides.
Lia Leendertz writes about gardening for the Guardian's Weekend magazine. She is the author of several books, including The Half-hour Allotment and Conservatory and Greenhouse Gardening, and she studied horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Lia lives in Bristol and has an 80-ft garden and an allotment and is on the residents' committee of her local park.