Early life[ edit ] Hessayon is the son of a Cypriot landowner and grew up in SalfordLancashireEngland. This formula was a rip roaring hit and the fact this 90 year old is still producing Expert books today following the same format from over 50 years ago is testament to that.
Although the company itself was eventually sold, the Baby Bio range is still popular today and is sold by Bayer. Suddenly they were easy, could look constantly beautiful and were therefore invited into homes on mass.
The books that were available did not sell particularly well to the masses and publishers were understandably reluctant to involve themselves with this subject area as a result.
It has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 27 languages. Retirement has to wait. He is also in part responsible for this very website, without him we may not have been so thoroughly entwined into the exciting and sometimes secret world of growing plants.
A steady stream of Experts followed the publication of Be Your Own Gardening Expert, each one maintaining the basic formula of down-to-earth writing with pictures, charts and photographs.
Inhe travelled to the United States where he worked as the editor of a small town newspaper. Now an active octogenarian, Dr Hessayon has more gardening Experts in the pipeline and he serves as the Design and Editorial Consultant for the non-gardening Experts. On the British bestsellers list for the s, two Experts were in the Top I would say that the Expert Books have been the biggest innovation in gardening publications since the death of William Robinson in — Recognition[ edit ] Inhe received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement award at the British Book Awards.
There is information on safety as well as sowing, on birds and butterflies as well as beans" - Dr Hessayon. We still need to know the basic facts, but there are also new varieties and new techniques such as no-digging and no-weeding.
Keeping well away from the spotlight at all times he prefers for the focus to stay on the books rather than him. 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.
Also we are much more conscious of the environment - safety, pollution, the birds and butterflies and the other wildlife which come into our garden, etc. Whilst working for Pan Britannica, Dr Hessayon formulated his idea to solve this issue by producing a simple plant book which was exactly that.
Whether you decide upon a completely organic approach or prefer to take just a few steps along the environmentally-friendly road, The Green Garden Expert explains the options. Hessayon The House Plant Expert "Easy-to-follow advice and information you can trust" is the tagline from the Expert series and the chances of you not ever seeing one of the books from the series is in all honestly pretty slim.
Especially to plants, his advice and guidance must have saved many plant lives over the decades. But the world has changed and so has gardening. It shows you how to tackle weeds, pests and other problems, how to attract and identify birds and butterflies, and also how to avoid becoming one of thegarden casualties which occur every year.
It was whilst working for PBI that Dr. In the British Bestsellers list for the s there were two Experts in the Top Hessayon, is a lot less likely.
It was here that Dr Hessayon formulated the idea for his Expert guides to gardening. 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. He was also awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Gold Veitch Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture.
Hessayon formulated the idea for his "Expert" guides to gardening. Collectively the series have sold well over 50 Million copies, became the best selling gardening books in history and today still take up proud residence in many a bookcase.
In he travelled to the United States, working as the editor of a small town newspaper. It shows you how to choose the right plants for the right place, and how to plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. Every single element of his writing and illustrating style was straight forward and stripped down to the rawest form.
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. He gained a Bachelor of Science degree in botany from Leeds University.
In the Expert guides celebrated their 50th anniversary and the 50 millionth copy in print.David Gerald Hessayon (born ) is a British author and botanist of Cypriot descent who is known for a best-selling series of gardening manuals known as the "Expert Guides" under his title Dr.
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