Small is beautiful, they say, and nowhere is this truer than in the garden: the tiniest balcony can be transformed by a few pots, and a space no more than 8 meters square can accommodate a patio, some flower beds, a water feature and a tiny veg patch. In this practical but inspirational book John Cushnie advises on: deciding what you want and making it fit the space; using light and shade to make the area look bigger; using plants to provide movement, color, shape and texture; ensuring shelter and privacy without loss of space; exploring the potential of a dark basement area; creating a front garden while leaving room to park the car; making the most a roof terrace or balcony. Whatever your plot size and your level of expertise, John Cushnie will boost your confidence and fill you with inspired ideas.
John Cushnie (www.cushnielandscapes.co.uk) runs his own garden design and contracting company in Northern Ireland. He presents the BBC-TV series The Greenmount Garden and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Garden Heaven and Gardeners' World. His books have sold over 230,000 copies and include Trees for the Garden, How to Propagate and How to Prune. He is also co-author of GQT Plant Chooser and GQT Techniques and Tips for Gardeners.