RHS Small Garden Handbook

Making the most of your outdoor space
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845338499
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 1342

'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!

Small Garden Handbook

Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845336813
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 3248

'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!

Small Garden


Author: John Brookes
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405312868
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
View: 3730

Ranging from initial inspiration to final layout, this book aims to help you create your own small garden. Whether you want a room outside for leisure and entertainment, or simply a space to call your own, it aims to help you achieve it in whatever space you have, from grassy lawn to balcony, roof terrace, window or passageway.

Big Gardens in Small Spaces

Out-of-the-box Advice for Boxed-in Gardeners
Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929077
Category: Gardening
Page: 220
View: 6434

Shares practical solutions for making the most of small spaces from shady corners and rooftops to doorways and pavement cracks, in an accessible guide that explains how to affordably and entertainingly tend edible and ornamental varieties.

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470786
Category: Gardening
Page: 392
View: 2443

Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space. Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.

Small Garden Planner


Author: Roger Sweetinburgh
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753705186
Category: Gardens
Page: 144
View: 2444

Featuring over 15 detailed garden plans, this book shows how to turn even the most challenging site into an attractive garden with design solutions, imaginative planting ideas and construction details.

RHS The Urban Gardener


Author: Matt James
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 184533860X
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 8937

Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt James explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.

Big Dreams, Small Garden

A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space
Author: Marianne Willburn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510709134
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 4745

Creating a spectacular garden is challenging when you thought you'd be living somewhere else by now. How do passionate gardeners struggling with limited resources manage to put aside feelings of inadequacy and envy and begin to create an oasis in the midst of numerous obstacles? Why should they even try? In her debut book, Big Dreams, Small Garden, columnist and blogger Marianne Willburn presents a comprehensive step-by-step plan for creating an ideal garden in less-than-ideal circumstances—encouraging the discouraged to pick up their trowels, put on their gloves, and get on with it. With humor and irreverence, she painlessly guides readers to make a deeper connection with the places they call home, letting go of limiting emotions and embracing a new perspective, and in doing so, makes a case for one of the longest relationships in human history—that of man’s relationship with the soil. Big Dreams, Small Garden is an informative, often lighthearted look at coming to terms with your space, embracing your space, and miraculously falling in love. It cannot fail to appeal to a generation that is once again returning to the land only to find that it is further and further out of reach.

RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces

Creative ideas and 30 projects for balconies, roof gardens, windowsills and terraces
Author: Kay Maguire,Tony Woods
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 178472338X
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 5646

Bestselling author Kay Maguire and RHS Young Designer of the Year Tony Woods provide stylish design ideas, growing tips and advice to help readers turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a beautiful and life-affirming oasis. With 30 step-by-step projects, RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces shows the urban gardener how to transform balconies, walls, windowsills, rooftops and the smallest of yards. Discover the best planting plans for your garden, with ideas for hanging planted screens, mobile gardens, balcony rail planters and potted shelves. Learn the things you need to know to get your garden started, and how to overcome common problems, and ensure your garden, however small, is beautiful all year round.

RHS Big Box for Small Gardens


Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY P
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241206874
Category:
Page: 160
View: 3827

Want to get gardening but short on space? Transform your outdoor space with the RHS Big Box for Small Gardens. Packed with small garden ideas and inspiration, this handy box set covers everything from themed patios to growing vege les whether you're a novice gardener or urban foodie. The RHS Big Box for Small Gardens will help you bloom into a true gardener, using even the smallest spaces to create some horticultural magic. With four RHS books packed into one beautifully designed box, this is the perfect gift for any budding gardener. Cultivate your garden ideas and sow the seeds of inspiration with the RHS Big Box for Small Gardens. Includes four titles- Planting a Small Garden, Containers for Patios, Vege les in a Small Garden, and Easy Pruning.

Natural Gardening in Small Spaces


Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0711220158
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 7720

Many gardeners presume that it is not possible to create a habitat for wildlife, and evoke wild places and natural open spaces, unless you have a large garden. This volume aims to turn that presumption on its head, showing how even in a small space you can create a sustainable ecosystem.

Small Space Garden Ideas


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465426930
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 6884

Perfect for people who have little space to garden, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. Small Space Garden Ideas is full of creative ideas for making use of every growing space available. From windowsills and hanging baskets to rooftop containers and vertical gardens, Small Space Garden Ideas shows you how to create a dream garden, through step-by-step projects from start to finish.

Contemporary Color in the Landscape

Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929964
Category: Gardening
Page: 280
View: 9564

Color is the first and most important design choice a garden designer makes. Over the past decade, landscape architects and garden designers have moved away from the more sedate shades commonly found in traditional gardens and have used plants and hardscape to experiment with explosions of color. From the layered and textural colors of Piet Oudolf to the high contrast colors of Tom Stuart Smith, this increased focus on color is a trademark of today's leading designers. Contemporary Color in the Landscape explores the whole spectrum of color: how we perceive and respond to color, how to design with color, how to manipulate contrast and create intensity with saturation, how to maximize impact by minimizing color, how to find your own personal color combinations, and how color is viewed in nature. In gorgeous, color-drenched photos Andrew Wilson showcases the work of leading garden designers as inspiring examples of the way color is used. Innovative gardens from all over the world help the reader visualize the core color lessons throughout the book. Supported by more than 300 stunning photographs, Contemporary Color in the Landscape integrates cutting-edge designers, their landscapes, color theory, new design ideas, and gorgeous photography into one inspirational, instructional, and must-have guide for design professionals.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design


Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448142075
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 7769

Covers everything from the initial planning of your garden on paper to how to make your design a reality with planting, laying and construction guides. This single book will tell you everything you could need to know to achieve your ideal garden. Includes: * how to assess your site, create a style and source materials * advice on planting schemes and achieving year-round interest * tips on working with design principles such as scale, proportion and balance * simple instructions for hard landscaping Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

The City Garden Bible


Author: Matt James
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1905026048
Category: Gardening
Page: 320
View: 362

City living need no longer mean gazing longingly at the gardens of our country neighbours, for Matt James, the City Gardener, is here to show us how to transform even the most modest patch of land into a heaven on earth. Focusing specifically on the issues that most concern urban gardeners - such as pollution, privacy, security and shade - this comprehensive guide has everything you will ever need to recreate your very own private paradise on the most windswept of balconies or in the darkest of backyards. All types of urban spaces are discussed, as are the specific plants and maintenance techniques you can use to make your particular garden a success. Fuelled by Matt's passionate love for plants and growing them in an urban setting, this book could change your life!

Small Town Gardens


Author: Rachel De Thame
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780563537854
Category: Backyard gardens
Page: 128
View: 4595

A guide to the challenges faced by those who garden within a restricted space. The author explains the simple rules to follow when planning, changing and designing a small garden for style and atmosphere. She looks at creating gardens of all types, for families, cooks, a spot of tranquility, or even roof-tops, and in styles from modern to tropical.

Growing Fruit


Author: Harry Baker
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: 9781840001532
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
View: 3314

Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.

The Deckchair Gardener

An Improper Gardening Manual
Author: Anne Wareham
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 178243643X
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 8709

A Guide to What Not to Do in Your Garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggesting easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.

The New Small Garden Book


Author: John Brookes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863187414
Category: Gardens
Page: 224
View: 1964

This book is a guide to the small garden, covering every aspect of gardening from design, materials and construction through to the most appropriate plants and special features. It covers all types of small town and country gardens, from back yard to balcony and from roof terraces to window ledges. This book is full of practical information, diagrams and plans for any reader wanting to make optimum use of their small garden. John Brookes is the author of The Garden Book, The Indoor Garden Book and The Country Garden.

Small Garden Design Bible


Author: Tim Newbury
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 9780600616498
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 8212

Designing a garden to accommodate the often competing desires of the entire family can be difficult and in a small plot, the challenge may seem even more overwhelming. That's where this inspiring collection of gardening plans can prove invaluable: it features comprehensive advice for choosing different features and planting arrangements that suit a limited area, and shows how to evaluate the characteristics of your own backyard for the strongest results. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including: Urban Hideaway, A Room with a View, Scented Sanctuary, and even an Eco-friendly garden. And, because a garden should reflect the personality of the family that keeps it, you can combine aspects from the different plans to create the space that's perfect for you.