Release Date: 03 May 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Expert garden designer Joe Swift shows how to create an area that meets all your practical and style requirements whilst making the best use of every inch of available space.
Any outdoor space in an urban environment, however small, is an invaluable bonus. Here, expert garden designer Joe Swift shows us how to create an area that meets all your practical and style requirements whilst making the best use of every inch of available space. Familiar to many as the co-presenter of BBC's Gardeners World, Joe's practical and attractive ideas will enable you to create your own personal Eden. Chapters take you through the initial assessment and planning stages, to selecting suitable plants and hard materials, quick makeovers and year-round maintenance to keep your garden looking at its best. Joe reveals how to make the most of existing elements, how to conceal less pleasing aspects, and how to create privacy and the illusion of space so that you can make the very most of whatever space you have. And, throughout, Joe remains cost-conscious, aware that redesigning a garden can be an expensive endeavour.
Joe Swift is an expert on gardening and garden design and co-presents the extremely popular BBC's Gardeners' World. He designs and builds gardens in the London area for his own company and has also been called upon to design many gardens in the UK, including the water garden at King's Heath, the Bournville Garden and the Gardener's World Live show garden. Joe has been a presenter and designer on many television programmes, including Garden Invaders, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, and was design judge on the BBC's Gardener of the Year. He regularly contributes to gardening magazines. He has two previously published books, The Plant Room, and Joe's Allotment. Author Location: London
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