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This is the only book on basic garden design you'll need
on 21 May 2017
From wanting inspiration - and practical advice - for a small front garden to a much more formidable plot, this is a great book. It covers all the basics and illustrates ideas with beautiful images of real gardens - and all written in Alan's wonderfully witty and chatty style. You can almost imagine him strolling around with you! It begins with 'wish lists' and assessing what you already have, through concepts of movement, unity, water, and colour within the garden, and finishes with suggested plant lists (ones to embrace and those to shun), and hard-landscaping materials and how to use them. On the journey he also gets down to the totally practical with clear diagrams of, for example, how to terrace a sloping site and different ways to lay bricks. I downloaded it on my Kindle and found it so inspiring and entertaining that I found it difficult to stop reading.