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The Family Garden: A Practical Guide to Creating a Safe and Enjoyable Garden Hardcover – Illustrated, 27 Feb 1997


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books; illustrated edition edition (27 Feb 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859672744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859672747
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,297,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jenni Doherty on 22 April 2004
Nothing is more delightful than the idea of a family spending timetogether, safe in their beautiful garden: yet too often this dream isspoiled by fears of what the children might do to the garden - or worsestill, what the garden might do to the children. These worries can takeall the pleasure out of what should be times of fun and relaxation for allthe family. 'The Family Garden' is an essential guide to creating anoutdoor environment that is attractive to the entire family, safe to use,secure and protected, yet pleasurable and adaptable as the children growup.
As soon as the children become mobile they are exposed to a widerange of new hazards. This book addresses these concerns, and the firstsection is packed with commonsense information on plants to avoid, safestorage of chemicals, and limiting the dangers of garden features such asponds and greenhouses. But a safe garden need not be a boring garden, andthere is plenty of practical advice, with step-by-step photography, on howto make the most out of your garden as a play area, whatever its size.Whether you want a place for swings, ball games, a climbing frame, abarbecue or simple relaxation, the ideas here give you plenty ofinspiration.
Gardening is a hobby that all the family can enjoy and, inthe special section for Young Gardeners, attention is focused on enjoyableways in which you can involve your children in gardening tasks, withadvice on plants to choose and tools to use. Finally, a section onplanning and planting for now and the future gives four designs forgardens, with planting schemes and features, such as dens, patios andclothes-lines, for everyone in the family.
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