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Christine Walkden
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Book Description

28 Feb 2013
Using containers or pots as a base for your gardening is so versatile - try making an eye-catching design feature by growing herbs in a zinc bucket, growing spring bulbs in a pretty olive oil can on your patio or growing a complete salad in some old tyres. Growing your own containers is both rewarding and fun. This book is packed with Christine's tips and techniques, from planting to deter pests to choosing the right container for the right crop, along with handy advice on feeding and watering, knowing when to harvest and treating common diseases. All the projects included are perfect for beginners and provide inspiration for the more experienced gardener; there are even ideas to turn little fingers green.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (28 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857206923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857206923
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christine Walkden is best known for her own BBC series, Christine's Garden, broadcast in 2007. Since then she has gathered a small cult status due to her no-nonsense approach to gardening. Christine is the resident gardening expert on the One Show, has presented BBC's Gardeners World and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time, and various other tv and radio programmes and is a past winner of the Garden Writers' Guild Radio Broadcasting Award. She has written A Year in Christine's Garden - The Secret Diary of a Garden Lover ), The Houseplant Almanac and has a column in Amateur Gardening magazine. Christine also appeared as a guest on the December 2008 special of Shooting Stars.

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Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book 12 Mar 2013
I was given this book by a friend and am absolutely delighted with it. I have a small garden and so containers are important to me and all the helpful advice is invaluable. I, too, use many different articles in which to grow plants and will make use of the fresh ideas that are shown in this lovely book. My daughter, who is just starting out with a tiny garden, also has a copy! The illustrations are inspiring and beautiful, delightful to look at especially as the weather outside is so cold at the moment. I thoroughly recommend Christine Walkden's latest book to beginners and seasoned gardeners alike.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book 13 Mar 2013
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This is a wonderful book I would highly recommend to others. As someone with a small garden who relies upon containers for seasonal colour, this book will prove a godsend for ideas and tips of how to get the best from containers.
I grow the usual bulbs and flowers but the section on growing your own lunch is inspirational to someone who has only grown lettuce and the occasional tomato!
I particularly like Christine Tips on every page - precise and to the point, and extremely useful.
It really is a no nonsense book packed with advice, and beautifully written and illustrated.
A winner in my eyes!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to get going! 11 Mar 2013
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I bought this book as a gift for a friend after hearing Christine Walkden on Midweek, she sounded so passionate about her subject. But now I will have to order another because I found the information SO helpful. Thank goodness it is a HARDBACK because I have thumbed through it many times already (Amazon - why do you put it as a paperback??? - but it was a pleasant surprise). There are simple ideas for bulbs and unusual flowers, plants to attract butterflies and ideas to get children planting. Christine Walkden isn't just a flowery person - her practical approach has inspired me to start growing my own lunch. The chapters on how to grow vegetables and fruit in boxes and tin cans are really clear - on how to prepare the containers, and which varieties will be suitable for small pots and crates. I just want this horrible weather to end so I can get out there with this book and sow salad leaves, unusual tomatoes, artichokes, beans, beetroot, peppers, carrots...Buy two copies - one for yourself and one for a friend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No-Nonsense cotainer gardening 3 Jun 2013
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Delivery OK The content of the book was very limited I was hopping to learn quite a bit from the book But most of it was just common sense
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3.0 out of 5 stars a bit disappointing really 31 May 2013
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I'va had a lot of problems container gardening and hoped this would address some of my questions about feeding, type of compost etc, but it takes a broad look at the subject without much depth. If that is what you are looking for, it is good and there are some good tips.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Disapointed. 15 April 2013
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This book has a lot of pictures but content is lacking it would be alright if you were just starting out, would have liked more tips on container gardening did not really learn much from it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 11 April 2013
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I found this book to be a little lacking in content & like another reviewer has mentioned there was little in it that I didn't already know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and inspirational 11 April 2013
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I loved this book. It's full of sensible practical advice and inspired me as novice gardener that I am capable of producing pots of beautiful flowers as I will know the tricks involved.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it !!!!
Published 9 days ago by Annie
4.0 out of 5 stars Book review
Really liked this book lots of imaginative simple and non expensive ideas how to grow items in different containers in small gardens (I hav a relatively small garden) which I can't... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lau
5.0 out of 5 stars No- Nonesnse Container Gardening
So many tips in this book. I only have a small garden so need to grow an awful lot of produce and flowers in containers. This book helped me with some wonderful ideas.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. Jennifer Warden
5.0 out of 5 stars No - Nonsense Container Gardening
I loved this book. Very helpful for my small patch. I have other books by Christine Walkden and have found them very helpful. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M. J. Hartley
Published 11 months ago by L NORMAN, PAIGNTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
A perfect book for anyone wishing to grow vegetables in containers or any small space. As usual Christine gives sensible advice and ideas for those without the advantage of acres... Read more
Published 12 months ago by S. W. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book
Beautiful and informative. Well laid out. Many ideas to inspire you to get into your garden, small or otherwise. A lovely gift for yourself or others!
Published 14 months ago by Jocelyn Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Christines New Gardening Book
Christine Walkdens No -Nonsense Container Gardening.

She always writes well in a way every one can understand. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Valerie Ann Catford
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
I bought this as a gift for a family member with a small garden. Great ideas and a good, no nonsense approach. She is to gardening what Mary Berry is to baking and I admire both.
Published 14 months ago by P. J. Godding
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners
This book is a great read for beginners and more experienced gardeners. It is an easy step by step guide for Container Gardening with plenty of photos to work from and loads of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Droggs
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