Trees are an underappreciated and underused aspect of the garden. Their naturally 'bendy' form means they can be manipulated and pruned into fantastic shapes, which can transform a garden from ordinary to entirely unique. 216 x 276 mm 160pp
tricks with trees is an inspirational guide to simple tree training and decorating techniques. Award-winning garden designer Ivan Hicks and garden writer Richard Rosenfeld show how trees and shrubs can be turned into fun towers for children to play in, bent over as pliable saplings to create bridges, arches, tunnels and temples, planted in semi-circles or pairs to create arbours and arches, or even transformed into living sculptures. Armed with some basic knowledge about how trees grow it's easy to be bold and creative in your approach to gardening. A simple topiary project is within reach of those with even the smallest of outside spaces. And because the practical information is as important as your imagination, each original idea is supported by horticultural information. With many simple tricks and quick ideas, as well as longer-term projects, tricks With trees will inspire you to use trees as a focal point in your garden design.
Ivan Hicks is an arboriculturist and garden designer who is best-known for his work on Gardener's World and the award-winning projects the Enchanted Forest and Garden in Mind. Sir Roy Strong called the latter garden, "One of the most important gardens to be created in England". Diarmuid Gavin calls Ivan "my hero". He honed his skills designing classical and novel gardens for Edward James, the patron of Salvador Dali. He lives in Dorset, UK. Richard Rosenfeld is an ex-Garden Writer of the Year and author of 12 gardening books. He writes for The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent and The Guardian. He lives in East Sussex, UK.