In the three months since the revised New Vegetable and Herb Expert book by Dr D G Hessayon was launched it is firmly positioned as the number one selling gardening book.
It is joined in the top five positions by two other books in the range, The Flower Expert and the Complete Garden Expert.
Since the first Expert gardening book was? launched in 1959, the combined sales of all the 20 titles in the range are more than 52 million copies.? It is estimated that more than 30% of these sales have been through garden centre outlets.
The revised New Herb and Vegetable Expert is the last one in the series to be revised personally by Dr G Hessayon and was launched by Transworld Publishers in March 2014.? It contains details of more than 200 new varieties of vegetables and herbs.? Gardening experts will, over time, revise other books in the series and the well-known expert gardener, Peter Seabrook, will coordinate the work as the horticultural consultant.
The next book in the series to be revised will be The New Fruit Expert that will be launched in spring 2015.