'The Ultimate Book of Small Gardens' is a masterclass for the small space gardener, covering design, hard landscaping, essential plants, fruit and vegetables, pests, diseases and common problems faced by those contending with limited space. Whether you are completely new to gardening, or new to your downsized space, this book has all the answers and will transform the smallest backyard into a little piece of Eden.
Table of Contents
Making the most of a small space: You and your needs: The garden to-be: The pre-existing garden: The practicalities: Tools: Soil improvers and fertilisers: Techniques: Preventing problems: Structural features: Hedge, wall or fence?: Paths and driveways: Patios and seating areas: The lawn: Beds and borders: Garden styles: Stocking the garden: Plants for purposes: Vegetables and fruits: Pests and diseases
Graham Rice trained at Kew and is an award winning horticultural author. He writes regularly in BBC Gardeners' World magazine and Garden Illustrated, and is Gardening Correspondant for the Evening Standard. He has written many books and has won awards for his writing on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a member of a number of Royal Horticultural Society committees and divides his time between Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania. His previous books include 'The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores' (David & Charles), 'Hellebores' (Cassell Illustrated), 'Sweet Peas' (Batsford), 'The Complete Book of Perennials' (Readers Digest), and 'Garden Flowers from Seed' with Christopher Lloyd (Frances Lincoln).