In today's ever increasingly compact living spaces, many of us have to make the best of very small outdoor spaces from patios and courtyards to roof gardens and balconies. "101 Ideas for Small Gardens" is a unique and dynamic title that delivers over 100 captivating and exciting ideas, to make the most of a very small garden space. This clever little book gets straight to the heart of all the necessary practicalities and possibilities, in an engaging and original way to instantly involve and inspire the reader, with features on the 10 key points to assess your garden's assets, 10 designer tips to make your garden look bigger and 10 plants to thrive in the shade. The book begins with The Big Picture, which looks at the space you have and helps you work out, what you want to do with it. This chapter also explains the practicalities of budgeting and drawing up an action plan, and ends with a look at a wide range of inspiring garden styles from Zen gardens to formal topiary.
Getting Down to Detail focuses on the individual elements of the garden including boundary walls, underfoot surfaces, lighting, outdoor heaters, water features, garden furniture and the best plants for small spaces. Finally, Keeping It Fresh tells you how to maintain the perfect space, you've created with tips on watering, pruning and other seasonal tasks, and some quick fixes for stylish garden entertaining!
Rob Cassy is a gardener and horticultural consultant. Besides contributing articles to such journals as The Bookseller, Garden Inspirations, Gardens Illustrated and Hortus as well as Arena magazine, Rob is the author of four gardening books: Gardens UK, A Shortcut to Perfect Planting, The Ultimate Language of Flowers and Everything You Need to Know About Gardening But Were Afraid To Ask. Rob sets the Times Weekend gardening quiz and has appeared on radio and television in the UK and Japan. He lives in the London Borough of Greenwich where he grows many tender and unusual plants.