- 165 illustrations
- 144 pages
- 9 x 6⅜ ins
- ISBN 9781780679266
- Published February 2017
Do you long for a beautiful garden but hate weeding? Are you intimidated by roses or worried about watering? Do your neighbor’s trees block your sunlight? Is your outdoor space too big? Too small? An awkward shape? Or maybe you just don’t know where to begin…
Whether you are seeking a solution to a specific problem or just need some inspiration, this handy guide leads the way with smart design advice, beautiful plant combinations, and easy planting tips. Read this book and the prospect of tackling your yard will suddenly seem less daunting and a lot more fun.
I don’t know where to begin
I’m daunted by the garden I’ve inherited
My garden is overlooked on several sides
My garden is too small
My garden is a car park
I’ve spent all my money on the house
Free food for plants
My garden is excessively hot and dry
My garden is a passageway
I have room for one tree. What should it be?
My garden has no soil, just pots
My garden is too long and narrow
I’d like water without a water ‘feature’
Simple pools, rills, ponds
My garden is overshadowed by trees
I have nowhere to sit
I have high walls and railings
I don’t like gardening in the cold
Large front gardens: what’s the point?
My garden is full of old rubbish
My garden is under siege
Do painted walls cheer up a garden?
My garden is an awkward shape
My garden is like a child’s tea set
I detest orange in the garden
Are roses complicated?
Ways with roses
Does a cottage garden require a cottage?
Is a white garden a cliché?
Has decking been overdone?
I don’t have time to water regularly
How do cutting gardens work?
I’d like an elegant vegetable garden
Ways with willow and other pliable things
Will chickens destroy my garden?
I garden on rock
My garden is like a bog
I want an English flower border
I’m worried by wasps
I hear that meadows are difficult
Gallery of grass
I am worried by my wisteria
Is formality out of the question?
I want trees for me, not the next generation
My garden collapses after June
There is nothing to look at in winter
My garden is on a steep slope
Inclines and changes of level
My garden is windy
My garden is too big
My garden is a field
I don’t like digging
My plants prefer to grow in the path
I need a fast-growing hedge
I don’t like mowing around trees
I’d like an orchard without the glut
My garden competes with the view
I am fed up with slugs
What can I plant instead of box?
I’d like a wild garden
I’m not really a flower person
I don’t like weeding
My garden is not relaxing