112 pages, 80 colour illustrations
This is the book for gardeners who are enthusiastic but restricted by lack of opportunity, ability or stamina, or for those who want to have an attractive garden but are reluctant to devote time and effort to all the traditional chores and routines.
During his long experience as a professional gardener, distinguished garden writer Andi Clevely shows how a combination of intelligent design and a practical approach can reduce the amount of maintenance and intervention needed to keep a garden both beautiful and trouble-free. He shows you how to make an honest appraisal of what to include in your garden and how a carefully planned approach to looking after it, and an understanding of the processes involved, will help you avoid unnecessary work and unwelcome demands for attention.
Clevely demonstrates how careful planning and plant selection will give the garden you want. Clever and practical with masses of beautiful photographic inspiration (there are some stunning outdoor spaces here), Low Maintenance Gardening shows us how even the most hectic of schedules can include the garden. Waterstone's Books Quarterly Packed with great photographs which should encourage even the most cautious gardener to learn some valuable tips in time and effort saving. Longridge News Strapped for time? That doesn't mean you should have a dull garden. This lovely colourful book contains advice, projects and beautiful pictures on how to make the most of your garden, whilst keeping the amount of time you spend on it to an absolute minimum. Amateur Gardening A useful book for a beginner or someone whose garden has taken over their life! Country & Border Life
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Andi Clevely has spent thirty-five years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Thereafter he was for many years employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He now lives in Wales, where he writes about gardening and tends his own hillside garden. His many books include Patios, Water in the Garden, City Garden, Plants in Pots and the bestselling Allotment Garden. As a journalist he writes regularly for The Garden, Homes and Gardens, The Field and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. In 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year. Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specializes in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.