Author(s): C.E.Lucas Phillips
First published in 1952, and reprinted in numerous subsequent editions, The Small Garden has been the gardening bible for an entire generation. Not only does it cover every conceivable topic, but it is written in a remarkably straightforward way. No other gardening book is so admirably geared towards the ordinary gardener: the enthusiastic amateur with an average-sized garden. Frances Lincoln is pleased to be reissuing this classic in 2005. The Small Garden contains everything the amateur gardener needs to know, on subjects as diverse as propagation techniques and rock garden design, greenhouse management and hedge planting, fruit varieties and pruning roses. There is also much-needed general information on plant cultivation, a month-by-month breakdown of garden tasks and a jargon-busting glossary of gardening terms.
"'The best general book on gardening' Country Life 'So much useful information... [it] can take its place among the best professional textbooks.' House and Garden"
C.E. Lucas Phillips was the author of The Cockleshell Heroes, which remains his most popular and most renowned work, as well as a string of gardening titles, including Roses for Small Gardens, Climbing Plants for Walls and Gardens, Ornamental Shrubs and The Modern Flower Garden.