Ultimate Book of Small Gardens

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From an internationally famous writer on horticulture comes the bible on cultivating small gardens. This reference tackles all the problems faced by those whose big ideas keep colliding with the reality of limited space. It provides a master class on design, hard landscaping, choosing essential plants, growing fruits and vegetables, combating pests and diseases, and other common difficulties. Work with a new garden or transform an existing one; learn fresh techniques for improving and fertilizing the soil; plant...

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Overview


From an internationally famous writer on horticulture comes the bible on cultivating small gardens. This reference tackles all the problems faced by those whose big ideas keep colliding with the reality of limited space. It provides a master class on design, hard landscaping, choosing essential plants, growing fruits and vegetables, combating pests and diseases, and other common difficulties. Work with a new garden or transform an existing one; learn fresh techniques for improving and fertilizing the soil; plant with a "garden theme"; and use the illustrated directory to choose the best trees, shrubs, and flowers-all to create your own miniature Eden.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844035090
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Small Garden? 8
1 Making the Most of a Small Space 10
2 Structural Features 48
3 The Practicalities 82
4 Preventing Problems 116
5 Garden Styles 128
6 Stocking the Garden 162
7 Vegetables and Fruits 178
8 Plants for Purposes 200
Glossary 236
Index 237
Acknowledgements 240
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