RHS Small Garden Handbook

Making the most of your outdoor space
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845338499
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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'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: 1143
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'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
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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.

The Book of Garden Plans


Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753721070
Category: Landscape architecture
Page: 256
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A sourcebook of approximately 200 easy-to-follow detailed structural plans of private gardens for gardeners to copy or reinterpret for their own gardens. The main features of all the plans can be easily adapted to different size gardens and climatic regions. Because good design is the key to a successful garden, this book has collected together some of the best of today's structural garden plans, providing practical solutions for sites of varying size and shape in both town and country. After an introduction that explains the basics of garden design, the book features about 200 structural garden plans divided into thematic chapters. The plans include those for problem sites, such as small, narrow, shaded, or sloping gardens, as well as key garden features such as steps, decking, boundaries, water features, lighting, and ornaments, and key planting. The book also includes a glossary of terms and techniques, as well as a directory of the designers' contact details.

Small Garden Planner


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

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
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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
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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.

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470786
Category: Gardening
Page: 392
View: 8105
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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.

Contemporary Color in the Landscape

Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929964
Category: Gardening
Page: 280
View: 5819
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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.

Small Town Gardens


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

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners


Author: Simon Akeroyd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465412441
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Kitchen Gardening for Beginners has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favor of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and vegetables. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own produce with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Kitchen Gardening for Beginners takes you through ten steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need-to-know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering, and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and vegetable staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year-round, Kitchen Gardening for Beginners will show you how.

RHS The Urban Gardener


Author: Matt James
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184533860X
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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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.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design


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

Growing Fruit


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

Small Space Garden Ideas


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

The New Small Garden Book


Author: John Brookes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863187414
Category: Gardens
Page: 224
View: 3943
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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.

101 Ideas for Small Gardens

Brilliant Ways to Make Small Beautiful
Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1846077311
Category: Gardening
Page: 216
View: 3680
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So your garden is more like a landing than a landscape, but that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful, stylish garden from the space and get everything (or almost everything) you need and want from it. If you're lacking inspiration, don't know where to start or are simply stuck on some aspect of your garden, here are the answers you are looking for. In this book, the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will help you create the perfect small garden for your needs - whether your priority is practical or aesthetic, or a bit of both. Let the experts guide you to getting the most from your garden: with top tips on making your boundaries seem bigger, breaking up the plot, choosing the right plants for the space, creating storage for all your bits and bobs and a space for enjoying it all after the hard work is done. So don't lose the plot when faced with your small garden; allow yourself to be inspired, and you can make it the garden of your dreams.

Pruning and Training


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465465316
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
View: 6254
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Featuring more than 800 plants, Pruning and Training is a freshly redesigned and fully comprehensive guide to cultivating your perfect garden. Pruning and Training has step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. With its practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, Pruning and Training displays information in an easy-to-follow format and has guides to specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs. Learn the basic training techniques for climbing plants and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.

Small Garden Design Bible


Author: Tim Newbury
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 9780600616498
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 8573
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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.

RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening

Easy-grow Ideas for Balconies, Window Boxes & Other Outdoor Areas
Author: Kay Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784724904
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 8918
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Make the most of your balconies and windowsills with this handy gardening guide from the author of the award-winning RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots. RHS Little Book of Small-space Gardening is packed with practical information and inspirational ideas for anyone who wants to grow plants in a variety of outside spaces, from balconies to stairways, windowsills to doorsteps. Look inside to discover a host of creative step-by-step projects, such as speedy salads, wildlife pots, fragrant baskets and green garden walls. Handy plant profiles tell you what's best to grow in a variety of conditions, such as wind, shade and drought. Whether you choose to start with a simple pot or tackle a more ambitious project, with this beautifully illustrated book you'll soon see how even the smallest spaces can be amazing growing spaces.