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The Water Gardener [Paperback]

Anthony Archer-Wills
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Book Description

6 April 2000
A reference for all water gardeners, whether amateur or professional. From building a wall fountain or installing a pond to replanting a stream, it features technical advice and drawings, steering the reader around the pitfalls. Areas covered include: designing a full range of water features, including fountains, ponds, bog gardens, streams and leisure pools; preparing the site, whether flat, sloping, wet or dry, on sand or on rock; construction methods and materials; special effects with lighting, stepping stones and islands; safety and maintenance measures; stocking a pond with fish and attracting wildlife; planting techniques; and a full catalogue of floating, emergent and marginal plants, marsh and water-loving plants, as well as waterside trees and shrubs.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; New Ed edition (6 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711249628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711249622
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 25.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'At first glance this may look like a coffee table tome, but it is too good to be left with the cup rings and the digestive crumbs. Everything you need to know about installation is here, with plenty of clear diagrams accompanying the text that take you through the job from start to finish.'

About the Author

Anthony Archer-Wills has designed and built over 2,000 water features – from small ponds in urban gardens to vast lakes on country estates. He runs a design consultancy and water plant nursery in West Sussex. His innovative use of new materials and boldly imaginative construction techniques is widely acclaimed by gardening experts, and he is much in demand, in both Europe and the United States, as a lecturer on every aspect of water feature construction and planting. He is the author of many books.

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The legacy of more than three thousand years of gardening with water in different cultures presents us with a dazzling array of possibilities when planning our water gardens. Read the first page
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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This book is a must for those who want to build a water feature but have no previous experience in this area. It is well laid out, informative and inspirational. As a garden design student I have consulted many books on this subject but felt this was the one I should buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best of what i've laid my hands at 18 Sep 2000
By A Customer
At a visit to a friend's house this morning, I was really amazed seeing the beautiful garden he had with small pools spread around with many different sorts of plants on the sides. When I asked him how he succeded in creating such a nice garden, he went inside and came back with a book titled "The Water Gardener" written by ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS, JOHN BROOKES. I am back at home now and ordering for a copy of this particular book. Thanks for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An inspirational book, with lots of design and technical advice. A good read, and full of glossy pictures. Some of the technical details do seem to be direct copies of the drawings in the book - Landscape Detailing Volume 4: Water by Michael Littlewood... (so consistent in advice). Also has information regarding planting etc. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best pond book 20 Jan 2014
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This is a book I'd recommend as it has all the technical detail about making more complicated ponds as well as plenty about plants too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 6 Dec 2013
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The contents lived up to expectations and the book is full of interesting information. Can't wait to get started on my project.
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