Big Ideas for Small Spaces: Creative Ideas and 30 Projects for Balconies, Roof Gardens, Windowsills and Terraces

Big Ideas for Small Spaces: Creative Ideas and 30 Projects for Balconies, Roof Gardens, Windowsills and Terraces

by Kay Maguire, Tony Woods

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770858695
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,244,077
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kay Maguire earned the Kew Diploma at Royal Botanic Garden Kew. She is the author of the award-winning book RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots, a regular contributor to magazines such as The Garden and Amateur Gardening and BBC Gardeners' World, where she was Horticultural Editor for six years, and video producer for the RHS website. Kay is now a freelance writer, editor and producer.

Tony Woods is the owner of Garden Club London, which specializes in garden design and soft landscaping in an urban setting, often on balconies, roof gardens and terraces. In 2013 he won the RHS's Young Garden Designer of the Year award for his "Escape to the City" garden at the Tatton Park Flower Show.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's leading gardening organization, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Section 1 Garden Anywhere 8

Why small spaces are different 10

Microclimates

Wind

Shade

Pollution

Access

Water

Weight

Privacy

Why get growing? 18

Beauty

The environment

Health

Wildlife

Pollution

Crime

Community

Section 2 Where Does Your Garden Grow? 26

Making the most of your space 28

Container growing

Raised beds

Walls

Windowsills

Rooftops

Balconies

Basement patios

Side yards

Section 3 Think Outside the Box 38

Design tricks 40

Focal points

Breaking up a small space

Boundaries

Color

Creative containers

Lighting

Water

Mirrors

Storage

Seating

Section 4 The Projects 52

Verticals 54

Green wall pallet 56

Succulent picture frame 58

Gutter planters 60

Hanging planted screen 62

Pocket planters 64

Instant green wall 66

Slatted & hanging-chain screens 68

Mirror wall 72

Hanging & Highrise 74

Shady hanging basket 76

Hanging herbs 78

Triple hanging baskets 80

Pots on hooks 82

Potted shelves 84

Balcony rail planters 87

Pots & Planters 90

Pots for year-round interest 92

Tin can salad bar 94

Skinny balcony planters 96

Crates of produce 99

Wildlife windowbox 102

Chunky trough 106

Pond in a pot 109

Down on the Ground 112

Raised bed seat 114

Green roof 116

Paving-slab garden 120

Herby table planter 122

Gabion coffee table 124

Balcony bench 127

Below bench planter 130

Mobile garden 132

Section 5 Get Growing 136

What do you need? 138

Choosing & buying plants 142

Plants for a purpose 144

What plants need 154

Common problems & solutions 165

Glossary 168

Resources 171

Index 172

Acknowledgments 176

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