The No-work Garden: Getting the Most Out of Your Garden For the Least Amount of Work by Bob Flowerdew lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Silverdale Books, 2005, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Bob Flowerdew shares his revolutionary approach to garden design and maintenance, giving you the secrets to getting the best out of your garden with the least amount of work. He aims to remove and reduce the onerous burden of chores and to encourage you to trust in nature so you can spend more time in your garden pottering, attending to favourite plants and enjoying it rather than arduously digging and manicuring.
The No-Work Garden provides you, whether a novice or experienced gardener, with a wealth of labour-saving tips for every aspect of the garden as well as no-nonsense advice on choosing what you want and how hard you are prepared to work for it. If you so desire a bowling-green lawn then obviously you will have to work diligently, but you can gain a near perfect lawn for much less effort.
Bob encourages a keep your eye on the ball approach, suggesting you dont be distracted by your neighbours prize-winning specimens, and dont adhere to conventional advice that may be more appropriate to higher yielding gardens, like applying chemical fertilisers. He highlights that if important tasks are done effectively, unnecessary work is avoided, like a good mulch reduces weeding and watering, and prompt pruning deters pests and diseases.
With practical advice on issues such as making mowing easier and why you dont need to spend your life digging, and common-sense tips on the benefits of choosing plants that thrive locally, welcoming wildlife and trusting in nature to aid the upkeep of your garden, this is the invaluable must-have handbook for gardeners who want to see spectacular results with minimum effort.
Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.
192 pages. Index. 10¾” x 9″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!