Leisurely Gardening

Leisurely Gardening : The Art of the Low Maintenance Garden

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The object of this book is to show the reader how modern gardening, in spite of limited time and limited space can be as rewarding an art form as in the golden Edwardian years. The author, an experienced gardener with a two and a half acre garden, has come to terms with the garden so well that he can maintain it with little more than week-end work, illustrating his point that it is possible to garden well without labour and without time. In this book he offers an alternative to giving into the pressures of modern life by laying fake stone and concrete patios, evergreen ground covers, clumps of shrubs and instant displays. His advice is to enjoy your garden by leaving as much as possible to nature, control the inputs and check pressure points but make the garden itself do as much of the work as possible.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 195.58 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24 colour photographs, 36 line drawings, list of figures and plants,index
  • 0747004218
  • 9780747004219

Table of contents

Basic principles; mixed borders; gardening on gravel;the wild garden; annuals and their uses; "laissez-faire" rock gardens; "laissez-faire" roses; wall plants and climbers; bulbs for big results; "laissez-faire" lawns .show more