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Designing and Planting Small Gardens (Designing & Planting)

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    Peter McHoy(Author)

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This is a practical guide to successful gardening in smaller spaces, with step-by-step techniques and more than 700 beautiful photographs. Everything you need to know when planning a small garden, and how to put your ideas into action. It includes examples of many garden styles, with features on lawns, walls, fences, patios, trelliswork, arches and pergolas, ponds and rock gardens, and small-scale kitchen gardens. It shows you how to design and plant ornamental flower and foliage beds and borders, as well as gardens that will provide year-round interest and quick results. Whether you have a small town garden or even a tiny balcony or veranda, there are many ways in which you can create stylish effects and produce an impression of length and depth. This book is packed with clever ideas for patios and front gardens, basements and backyards, as well as providing solutions for awkwardly shaped gardens. There are projects for adding decorative elements such as ornaments and containers, and also recommendations for soft landscaping - the plants - that provides the shape and texture. Combining beautiful photographs, practical advice and inspirational ideas, this is the perfect reference book for all gardeners.

Peter McHoy is a well-known and highly respected author and journalist. He has written over 60 books on gardening and compiled and edited The Gardener's Diary, as well as running a horticultural photographic library.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Peter McHoy(Author)
  • Southwater (4 Dec. 2014)
  • English
  • 3
  • Home & Garden

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  • By ceriithomas on 4 March 2011

    The book is conveniently divided into two sections: the first, titled The Small Garden, introduces elements of design, planning your garden through to dealing with surfacing, boundaries and finishing touches. Double page features are devoted to themes such as planting for texture, colour themes, autumn leaves and berries, and dwarf conifers. Each page is illustrated in colour, although readers should be warned that not all of the species referred to in the text are illustrated. This section serves more as an inspiration for ideas than as a plant guide.It's with the second section, titled The Container Garden, that the authors have devoted most attention. Covering just over half the entire volume, this section boasts 160 ideas for planting pots and tubs, window boxes and wall planters, chimneys and buckets. Suggestions vary from the tasteful (perlagoniums, pinks and petunias) to the quirky (hanging basket of dwarf beans and parsley) to vintage Blue Peter ("fix the shells in position on the windowbox, using a glue gun"). If you're passonate about pots, beatific about baskets and thrilled by terracota, this is the purchase for you. Those of us who prefer border planting should find the volume useful, though somewhat less absorbing.

  • By Suze on 6 May 2015

    Lots of ideas - some for the "not so small" gardens as well - I suppose it depends on your definition of "small". Have found it very useful - when you have a small garden (mine has shrunk from half acre, to a third and now to almost a courtyard!) it is more important than ever that you get plants and a design that offer good value/ long periods of interest and make the most of every precious inch! Mistakes in a small garden don't just blend into the background - there's nowhere else for the eye to travel!

  • By Top Cat on 29 August 2016

    I bought the hardcover version of this book a few years ago from The Works bookshop. it is a very informative book with lots of tips and ideas. it covers garden designing , hard landscaping , how to erect a fence and trellis. It also shows you how to make a herb wheel. It is a lovely book for any avid gardener who wants to learn how to make the most of their garden.

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