in Small Spaces
Frances Lincoln, distributed by Bookwise International
THIS hardback shows how
even in small space you can create a sustainable ecosystem that
looks great, and, once established, largely looks after itself.
The book includes information
on how to plan a natural garden with maximum benefit for the owner;
more than 150 full colour photos; and a plant directory detailing
the best plans for the natural garden chose for visual qualities.
a leading exponent of contemporary naturalistic planting and design,
explains how communities work and what this means for the gardener,
then proceeds to examine the various types of natural habitat that
can offer inspiration to the small-space gardener.
If your garden is shady
for example, you might take natural woodland as your model: think
of wildflowers carpeting the ground in spring, ferns and mosses
growing lushly in the moister spots. In a more open position you
can consider planting a miniature wildflower meadow, or a late-flowering
prairies, in place of a conventional lawn.
There's even a chapter
on how to garden without watering, using mulches, and boosting opportunities
for wildlife with bird boxes and mammal hibernation sites.
Gardener, Issue 124, 2003, Page 30
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH