287 pages, Tabs
This book examines how food crops can make a decorative as well as a delicious addition to the garden, and offers simple and clear advice on how to assess site and soil and devise a planting plan. Also included are 12 plans for vegetable gardens ranging from a tiny roof garden through a Mediterranean courtyard and a vegetable patchwork to an exuberant potager.
Good for the shed - with fewer photographs but the same basic, delightfully written information. It contains everything you need to know about growing fruit and vegetables, with detailed cultivation instructions, as well as design ideas for kitchen gardens and vegetable plots. Homes & Gardens A book for the thoughtful kitch gardener, who has time to read around their subject and who requires more than the bare minimum of cultivation facts. Professional Gardener Enthusiasm, coupled with a meticulous examination of the when, the where and what of self-grow, make the subject of DIY horticulture both comprehensible and delightful to read, even for the least green-fingered of souls. Eastern Daily Press Lots of information for the beginner. Let's Talk Seems at time to be a part poetry volume, so passionate are Anna Pavord's reveries over her subject matter. Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
Introduction 1 GARDEN STYLES An Exuberant Potager A Traditional Kitchen Garden In the Border A Formal Fruit Garden An Alcoholic Hedge A Vegetable Patchwork Decorative Combinations A Salad and Herb Plot A Cottage Garden A City Larder A Mediterranean Courtyard A Formal Herb Garden 2 GROWING VEGETABLES, FRUIT & HERBS Vegetables & Herbs Leaf & Salad Vegetables Fruiting & Flowering Vegetables Podded Vegetables Stem, Bulb & Root Vegetables Herbs & Edible Flowers Fruit Tree Fruit Soft Fruit & Vines 3 PLANNING & CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES Bibliography Index Acknowledgements
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ANNA PAVORD is the Gardening Correspondent for the Independent and also writes for the Observer, Country Living and Elle Decoration and is an associate editor of Gardens Illustrated. She is the author of many books, including the best-selling The Tulip and the newly released Bulb.