Author(s): Sue Linn
Explains how to approach gardening the easy way. The book looks at the basic framework of a garden and then focuses on the basics needed to get started and offers a range of plants to choose from that are unfussy and hardy to grow.
Good PB copy in used ut tidy condition. Hard to find.
Table of Contents
Getting started: planning; the soil; climate; garden style. Basic framework: in praise of trees and shrubs; trees; screens, backgrounds and shelter planning; hedges; shrubs A-Z; lavender; camellias; rhododendrons and azaleas; climbers; groundcovers. Special sections: New Zealand native plants; subtropical gardens - palms, hibiscus, tropical rhododendrons; plants for problem soils; plants for shade; the coastal garden; the scented garden. Colour and accent: roses; perennials; bulbs; annuals; colour by the season; cacti, succulents and other accent plants; grasses. Lawns. The food garden: the vegetable garden; culinary herbs; citrus. Container gardening. Water gardening. Gardening in action: soil preparation; plant buyers' guide; planting; making compost; fertilizers; watering; mulching; pruning; growing plants from seed; pests, diseases and sprays. Indoor gardening.