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love or hate his work, he is logical in his approch
on 14 February 2006
This book works because not only is it logical in its approch, but it systematically covers all the bases. From understanding what you 'want' from your garden, then step by step bringing it to life on the page, a great starters book. As a landscaper myself I particually found the chapters on line and shape, and balance and proportion the most helpful, this is the one aspect that can make or break a garden, its worth getting it right on paper first. Love or hate Diarmuid, his design principles are sound, and in my opinion he's taking garden design and construction to the next level.