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Description - Complete Practical Guide to Small Gardens by Peter McHoy

This title contains everything you need to know about planning, designing, planting and embellishing a small garden - and how to put your ideas into action. It features lawns, walls, fences, paths, patios, ponds, rock gardens, roof gardens and containers. It includes step-by-step instructions for choosing plants and preparing, planting and maintaining displays all year round. It also includes practical ideas for creating 150 inspiring containers of all kinds, from hanging baskets and windowboxes to terracotta pots and stone troughs. It contains over 2000 beautiful colour photographs. Featuring more than 2000 photographs, clear advice and step-by-step projects, this comprehensive and practical guide is for anyone wishing to transform even the smallest corner with flair and confidence. The first part of this wide-ranging manual looks at a number of different designs, as well as likely difficulties and ways to overcome them. It includes lessons on how to take measurement and draw plans accurately, with ideas for all types of gardens including patios, front gardens and basements. There are details of how to put your plans into action. The second part of this book presents over 150 container projects, and shows the wonderful results of their application. A chapter on choosing plants provides advice on selecting the best plants for all situations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844769124
ISBN-10: 1844769127
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
Imprint: Southwater
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter McHoy

Peter McHoy is a well-known author and journalist who has written more than 60 books including Low-Maintenance Gardening and The Complete Houseplant Book for Lorenz Books and Southwater. Though now retired he still contributes regular gardening features for a number of magazines. He also runs a horticultural photographic library. Stephanie Donaldson is the author of many gardening books. She has worked at a specialist alpine nursery, ran the vegetable garden on an organic farm and then managed a large formal garden for eight years. She now lives on the south coast of England.

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