Guided inspiration and practical preparation are the foundations of an individual and beautiful garden. This book offers first-time gardeners the opportunity to develop an understanding of simple design and planning principles, as well as providing advice on the best plant varieties for produce and for ornament; allowing them to create an interesting garden in any sort of location."The First-Time Garden Specialist" shows how to assess a plot and how to start planning the design. It also explains which tools and materials might be required. Basic construction options are also included, such as creating privacy, paths, water features and play areas. The book also contains a host of suggestions for the kinds of plants that can be grown and the containers that can be used.This compact book looks at a number of garden scenarios in detail and explains the kinds of things that need to be thought through, such as types and styles, options and designs, key elements etc. Bright photographs and instructive illustrations of a huge variety of plants and required techniques really bring this book to life.
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They live in Rye, East Sussex. David Squire trained as a horticulturist and is the author of over 70 gardening titles, including The Scented Garden, which won the Garden Writers of America Quill and Trowel Award. He currently lives in West Sussex.