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No Garden? Michael Pilcher

No Garden? By Michael Pilcher

No Garden? by Michael Pilcher

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This title is designed to show readers how to make a garden where none exists. Starting at the front door, and taking in balconies, windowsills, walls, patios and basements, this book also suggests plants, ideas and step-by-step projects, all designed for very small spaces.

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No Garden?: No Problem! - Design and Planting Ideas for the Smallest of Spaces by Michael Pilcher

Walls can be decorated with style and festooned with colourful hanging baskests while windowsills, balconies, terraces, basements and even front doorsteps and flights of stairs can become green oases in which plants thrive and people can relax outdoors. No Garden? No Problem! makes a garden where none exists, starting at the front door and taking in balconies, windowsills, walls, patios and basements. Here are plant suggestions, ideas and step-by-step projects to transform small outdoor spaces adding value to your home and allowing everyone to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of plants and gardening.

No Garden? Reviews

Bright, contemporary planting ideas for modern lives are to be found here. With today's busy schedules and compact living spaces the norm, we are losing touch with nature. Small backyards, dingy basement areas, cramped windowsills all collude to block nature from our day-to-day lives. Mike Pilcher tries to bring us back in step with plants and our innate need to nurture. He highlights the plus sides to all the negative viewpoints of gardening in limited urban spaces. Quirky, stylish and, in many cases, instant projects transform shady corners or awkward-to-plant areas. From front doors, steps, balconies, yards and roof gardens, he explains the endless possibilities to which they avail themselves. Sensible advice conjoined with exciting ideas will inspire both reluctant gardeners and those who just want to grow and enjoy plants but are unable to do so at the present time due to limited space. Houseplants too, an essential for human well-being and spirituality, are examined with an excellent guide to plants for each room from the kitchen to the bedroom. Aftercare advice for both indoor and outdoor planting are included, including notes on propagation for keener gardeners. Not only plants but wall hangings, mirrors, water features and statuary are covered, all bringing out the most of a tiny space. Planting suggestions for all locations are concisely dealt with and Mike's chatty style of writing ensures an enjoyable yet informative read. If you are stuck for ideas in your flat or apartment, this book gives many suggestions, presented in a modern uptodate style, to introduce greenery and flowers in a way that complements today's stylistic thinking.

About Michael Pilcher

Mike Pilcher has been fascinated by all things horticultural since the age of six when he was found digging up carrots for his pet guinea pig in a neighbour's allotment. A spell at Massey University in New Zealand was followed by a successful career editing the magazine Your Garden. Now freelance, he contributes to a range of magazines, newspapers and books in between which he enjoys his own microscopic garden in Bournemouth.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. What's your Style? 2. Making an Entrance 3. Beautiful Basements 4. Step On It 5. From Yard to Garden 6. Going up the Wall 7. Inside Out 8. Balcony Style 9. Up on the Roof 10. Simple Maintenance Useful Addresses Index

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No Garden?: No Problem! - Design and Planting Ideas for the Smallest of Spaces by Michael Pilcher
Used - Very Good
David & Charles
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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