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    alecras234 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi my name's Ash and i'm from north wales. I am disabled and have limited movement. I like to learn things especially about plants, when they grow to when the don't grow and survive on stored food during the year. Do you know of any books preferably E books that has basic information about how plants grow and when the don't grow and things please? I don't know much about plants, roots and all that.
     
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      Hi,

      Cannot suggest any particular book, but so much for free online these days.

      What we would sugest you have a look at are RHS and Eden Project learning centers, which still have a lots of free info without joining a course.

      Study & learn / RHS Gardening
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      Are you looking or able to start growing your own , flowers, veg or fruit, indoors or out ?

      If you are limited to indoors there are lots of plants you can grow on windowcills, even slow growers like cacti and succulents can be a very interesting area , needing little regular attention.
      Even more shady north or east facing windows can support things like orchids etc.
       
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        Welcome to the forum!
         
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          Welcome to Gardeners Corner, alecras:love30::thumbsup:
          Stick with us, alecras, and we'll lead you, at your pace, into how to enjoy gardening and your new friends on Gardeners Corner.:love30::thumbsup:
           
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            Welcome to the forum @alecras234

            For ebooks I go to Project Gutenberg which is a large collection of works from the public domain, digitised by volunteers. I like this site as there is no advertising and it's free. A quick search in there I found:

            Botany: The Science of Plant Life by Norman Taylor

            Might be a bit stuffy but will definitely tell you all you need to know.

            For a lighter read I find the 'Dummy' books are always good, although I've never read this one I suspect it will be easy to dip in and out of, available on Kindle for £10 ish:
            https://www.amazon.co.uk/Botany-Dummies-Rene-Kratz/dp/1118006720
             
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                How about this book, Any good? It looks it. Botany for gardeners, i can't post the link but i've looked at the sample of the book on amazon and the first part is about plant kingdoms, do i need to know about that?
                 
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                    it';s the theory i want to learn, for example i found out the other day that plants don't grown during the winter.
                     
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                      Some do grow in the winter. Did you look at the two books I suggested above ?
                       
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                      yes, i got abit lost as it mentioned gymnosperms angiosperms and things. I need basics.
                       
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                      Hi,

                      Possibly another way you can learn in a more practical way but from your desktop -

                      Each year this forum has some threads like Tomatos 2020 ,Fuchsias 2020,Chillies 2020 etc where members chart their progress from seed to fruit /flower and the problems along the way.

                      Think this would give you a feeling for what its like growing such plants and gain some better understanding of the hobby and the plants, like being a virtual gardener yourself. :smile:
                       
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                        learn from my desktop, how?
                         
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