Alan is back with this second volume which looks in depth at all areas of designing and planting to ensure you make the most of your garden. Alan's love of gardening and years of experience designing gardens really come to the fore as he demonstrates how to create a garden to be proud of. Covering both design and plants, the chapters include boundaries and climbers, patios and containers, borders and perennials and water and wildlife gardens. Each chapter includes practical advice on design and planning, step-by-step projects to re-vamp your garden, and a host of Alan's favourite plants to guide you in your selection. With its balance of practical advice and inspirational ideas, "How to be a Gardener Book Two" gets to the very heart of gardening and, together with "How to be a Gardener Book One", provides a complete reference manual for any garden owner.
Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow.