No matter how big or small a garden is, there is always room for a container. They are available in a wide range of styles and sizes and encompass everything from urns, troughs, planters and tubs, to hanging baskets, windowboxes and wall pots. They can be used on terraces and patios to soften their appearance, form a point of interest at the end of a path or showcase a particularly wonderful plant. Whatever is needed in a garden, a container can be the answer. This book covers everything that you need to know about container gardening - from the basics of which container to choose, guidance on seasonal displays and creating a herb garden to container water features, indoor hanging baskets and planting a strawberry barrel. There is also invaluable information on looking after plants, raising new plants, fixing brackets and supports and pests and diseases.
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of woodworking and DIY books on a range of subjects, including furniture-making, hand tool techniques, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, woodcarving and woodturning. They have written more than 50 highly successful books to date, such as Guide to Making Wooden Toys and Power Tool Wood Carving, published by Sterling and contributed many articles and designs to woodworking magazines, such as Craft Family. They live in Battle, E. Sussex.