Author(s): Sue Fisher
Focusing on the potential of even the smallest garden, this book explains how to select plants that really earn their keep and give a good return, so that a colourful and interesting garden can be created throughout the year. Different types of plants are discussed, including shrubs, roses, climbers, grasses and ferns, and alpines. There are points to bear in mind when choosing a tree for a small garden, the advantages of integrating roses with other plants, and why careful choice of varieties is important. Climbers and wall shrubs are popular in small gardens, and there is an explanation of how these can be trained. With the growing popularity of mixed borders and cottage-style gardens, information on incorporating the colour and contrasts of conifers and herbaceous perennials is comprehensive and easy to follow. There are also notes on planting and aftercare.