Details A full-color reference for every aspect of garden design and maintenance from authors who are internationally recognized gardening experts Full of step-by-step planting and landscaping sequences written in a straightforward, down-to-earth style while remaining a comprehensive, definitive resource Tips on water gardeningThis colorful, engaging book brings together the wisdom--and wit--of four expert gardeners to provide novices with clear instruction on everything from planting to pruning, from creating a pond to lining a hanging basket. Drawing on their years of experience working with apprehensive beginners, the authors carefully explain the gardening calendar and the steps that are needed for a garden to reach its full potential. Readers will clear sites for raised beds, propagate from seed, grow hothouse exotica, protect against infestation, and develop attractive displays.About the Author:
Matthew Biggs lectures on gardening around the world. He is the author of Matthew Biggs's Complete Book of Vegetables.John Cushnie runs his own garden design and contracting company in Northern Ireland. His books include How to Garden and Trees for the Garden.Bob Flowerdew is one of the world's foremost authorities on organic gardening and the author of Bob Flowerdew's Organic Bible.Anne Swithinbank is the author of The Conservatory Gardener and No Time to Garden.All four authors appear regularly on BBC television and radio.352 pages, 550 color photos.