...the first encyclopedia I've ever wanted to read cover to cover (Gardening Which?
This is a new edition of the definitive guide to growing and using herbs, from the experts at the RHS. An illustrated A-Z of herbs packed with horticultural information and practical tips, perfect for gardeners, herbalists and cooks. Discover all about the beneficial properties of over 1,000 herbs from across the globe, and learn about their uses in cookery, cosmetics and herbalism. A quick identification guide covers the familiar as well as rarely-seen species, so you'll always find what you're looking for. Plus, a special warning symbol alerts you to potentially toxic or harmful herbs. Garden designs and planting schemes provide ideas for traditional herb gardens or smaller plots.