You see a wonderful garden on TV, at the Chelsea flower show, or at your neighbours' house, but how do you go about recreating it in your own back yard? In "Recipes for a Small Garden", Ann-Marie Powell provides all the ingredients necessary, as well as the method and maintenance plan needed to create your own garden oasis. This is a book that starts from scratch to allow even gardening novices to build their perfect patch. Choose your recipe - shady, courtyard, family, or edible; collect your ingredients - turf, slabs, containers and plants; and, follow the simple method to put the garden together. Detailed planting and construction plans, colour photographs and a handy practical section at the back of the book ensure you have all the resources you need, while year-by-year maintenance guides guarantee that your garden will continue to flourish for years to come.
Ann-Marie Powell is a garden designer, presenter and writer focusing on innovative soft and hard landscaping in gardens. As well as running her her own garden design business she has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines and written two books, Hardscape - Hard Landscaping for the Garden (2001) and Urban Gardens (2005). Her television appearances include Real Gardens, Lost Gardens, Garden SOS, Garden Rivals and Our House.