Inhe went to the Gold Coast as a Research Fellow at the University College before returning to Manchester to obtain his doctorate in soil ecology. Inhe travelled to the United States where he worked as the editor of a small town newspaper. There are as of [update] over 20 "Expert" titles in 22 languages and in Britain their sales continue to dominate the gardening paperback lists.
He was also awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in for his contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture.
In he was included in the Daily Mail list of "60 truly great Elizabethans" for "teaching millions of us how to garden".
He gained a Bachelor of Science degree in botany from Leeds University. Early life[ edit ] Hessayon is the son of a Cypriot landowner and grew up in SalfordLancashireEngland.
There's loads of detail. The "Expert" guides[ edit ] A steady stream of publications followed the initial Be Your Own Gardening Expert, each maintaining the basic formula of down-to-earth writing with pictures, charts, and photographs.
It then goes on to describe the different types of soils stony, peaty, chalky, sandy etc.