Create a Cottage Garden : How to Cultivate a Garden Full of Flowers, Herbs, Trees, Fruit, Vegetables and Livestock, with 500 Inspirational Photographs Hardback
by Gail Harland
This sumptuous book starts with a history of the cottage garden.
A chapter on planning and design introduces the main styles and the familiar features of the cottage garden are then covered in turn - from hedges and fences, to paths, arches, furniture and the creative reuse of materials. The following two chapters focus on growing flowers and shrubs and fruit and vegetables.
Step-by-step sequences include how to protect young plants, plan a four-year crop rotation, and prune fruit trees.
A chapter on livestock and wildlife shows how to care for chickens and other animals, and how to attract wildlife from birds and bees to hedgehogs and bats.
A comprehensive directory then breaks down the wide variety of plants that give the cottage garden its appeal.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, with 300 inspirational photographs
- Publisher: Anness Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/11/2011
- Category: Garden design & planning
- ISBN: 9781903141717