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Big Ideas for Small Gardens Step-by-step Projects for Creating Perfect Outdoor Spaces by Peter McHoy

Big Ideas for Small Gardens Step-by-step Projects for Creating Perfect Outdoor Spaces

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Big Ideas for Small Gardens Step-by-step Projects for Creating Perfect Outdoor Spaces by Peter McHoy

This practical guide to making the most of even the smallest and most unpromising space offers everything you need to know when planning a small garden and how to put the plan into action. Section one, Elements of Design , shows how to create the type of garden you would like. There are many styles to choose from, for instance examples of formal and informal gardens. There are also instructions on how to measure and draw a plan and how to deal with awkwardly shaped gardens and ideas for planning patios and front gardens. Section two, Features and Structures , offers instruction how to construct garden features, such as walls, paths and rock gardens. There are suggestions for decorative elements in your garden and advice on rock and water gardens; balconies and verandas. Section three, Beds and Borders , shows how to create, plan and maintain beds and borders and gives advice on plants for every situation and need.

About the Author

Peter McHoy started his horticultural career as a seed analyst, but soon moved into magazine journalism so he could share his enthusiasm for plants and gardens with others. During this time he worked on several gardening magazines, both as an editor and a consultant. Peter now spends all his time writing books and running a horticultural photographic library, as well as writing regular gardening features pages for a number of magazines. His recent books include A Practical Gardening Calendar and Growing Roses for Southwater.

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Publication date

31st January 2002


Peter McHoy

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Southwater an imprint of Anness Publishing


256 pages


Garden design & planning



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