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Old Garden, New Gardener [Paperback]

Gay Search , Geoff Hamilton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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2 Mar 1995
Assuming no previous knowledge of gardening, this is a guide through the process of taking over an existing garden (whether a wilderness or an inner-city yard), especially one which has seen better days. The topics covered include stamping your own personality on a garden, weed clearing, soil renovation, laying a new lawn, planting trees, cutting back overgrown shrubs, dealing with tree stumps and stubborn weeds and patchy lawns, disguising fences and other eyesores, and renovating rock gardens, pools and ponds, and pergolas. The book also includes advice on what to plant and where, and how to keep it looking good, and a calendar of the gardening year, with explanations of what to do, and when.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; New edition edition (2 Mar 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563371269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563371267
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 18.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 479,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you've just moved into a house with a garden that has already been 'started', this is the book for you. Dealing with three standard gardens from a 1930's semi, an average rectangular garden and a small town terrace, it advises generally and step by step how to go about turning this space into your garden. Garden planning, suitable plants, how to rejunivate existing ones and ideas abound. It assumes that you have no cash left after buying the house and advises on professional help and equipment accordingly. After reading this book, you too will believe that you can do it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best 17 July 2009
By jaibee
I have owned this book for years and still find that I use it regularly. Having just moved to a new home with a part old garden, part field Geoff's words of wisdom will once more be invaluable. Straightforward no nonsense advice delivered as ever with an appreciation that most of us are on a budget. Just wish I could get a DVD of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very good book, in very good condition.
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