Author(s): Stephen Anderton
Illustrated with before-and-after photographs, this is a step-by-step guide for amateur gardeners who have a garden in need of rejuvenation. The book suggests what to keep, what to respect, what to rescue and what to rip out, and is divided into three sections: planning the garden, revitalizing the garden, and a detailed pruning directory with advice for reviving shrubs, trees and lawns.
Stephen Anderton, co-presenter of Radio 4's "Growing Spaces", is a freelance journalist, writer and lecturer on gardens, and a gardening consultant. His journalism includes an award-winning Saturday column in "The Times".
Winner of Garden Writers' Guild Award 1998.
Part 1 Where to begin: assessing the existing garden; understanding your own needs; where do I start? Part 2 Doing the job: identification of existing plants; saving important plants; clearing; rejuvenative pruning; installing new structures; replanting. Part 3 Pruning directory: lawns; hedges and topiary; fruit tress; trees; shrubs; climbers; herbaceous plants.