Making Gardens: A Celebration of Gardens and Gardening in England and Wales From the National Gardens Scheme

Making Gardens: A Celebration of Gardens and Gardening in England and Wales From the National Gardens Scheme



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780304355976
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

About the contributors4
1Gardens of England and Wales: for Charity's sake12
Expert Insights
The garden at Stour
Memories of the Dower House
'The shillingses' at Sissinghurst
Directory: gardens open for more than fifty years
2Wrestling with clay32
Expert Insights
Spend every penny
Heaps of magic
Be kind to your back
Directory: gardens on clay
3Living with chalk and limestone54
Expert Insights
Cabbages fit for kings
Mouse psychology
Directory: gardens on chalk and limestone
4The challenge of sandy soil72
Expert Insights
Compost making at Vale End
Making leafmould
The sap is rising
Directory: gardens on sandy soil
5Stony issues94
Expert Insights
Go with the flow
Our stony soil
Using rocks
Directory: stone and rock gardens
6Urban shade112
Expert Insights
Bottoms first
Ways with shade
A window to another world
Directory: town gardens
7Woodland shade138
Expert Insights
Green thoughts in a green shade
If you go down to the woods today
On light
Directory: woodland gardens
8The trials of slopes162
Expert Insights
Planting inclinations
Resolving your slopes on paper
Directory: sloping gardens
9By the sea178
Expert Insights
Veg. growing by the sea
Plants with stamina
Directory: seaside gardens
Expert Insights
Cold frames are the answer
Plant protection
Shelter at Barnsley House
Rabbit talk
Directory: exposed gardens
11Wild effects224
Expert Insights
Thinning nature out
Wild-style planting on fertile soil
Directory: natural gardens
12Withstanding drought248
Expert Insights
Adaptation to drought
Vegetables in a drier world
Thyme Persian carpets
Nspired by the prairies
Directory: dry gardens
13Making the most of high rainfall272
Expert Insights
Wet weather tactics
Autumn colour
Contented weeds and flourishing flowers
Directory: damp gardens
14Ways with water294
Expert Insights
Come let us wallow
Watery welcome for wildlife
Directory: gardens with water
15Clipping and cutting312
Expert Insights
Rescuing a neglected garden
Pruning apples and pears
The turf maze
Directory: green gardens

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