How to be a Gardener - Secrets of success
Alan Titchmarsh's 'How to be a Gardener - Back to basics' was the fastest-selling gardening book ever and showed there was a real thirst for practical, down-to-earth information about gardening. Now, having set out the basic principles in Book One, Alan is back with this second volume that reveals the secrets of creating a successful garden.
Alan's love of gardening and years of experience designing gardens come to the fore as he demonstrates how to create a garden to be proud of. Covering both design and plants, the chapters include boundaries and climbers, patios and containers, borders and perennials and water and wildlife gardens and even how to carry on gardening through the winter in conservatories and greenhouses. Each chapter includes practical advice on design and planning, step-by-step projects to re-vamp your garden, and a host of Alan's favourite plants to guide you in your selection.
With its perfect balance of practical advice and inspirational ideas, 'How to be a Gardener - Secrets of success' gets to the very heart of gardening and, together with 'How to be a Gardener - Back to basics', provides a complete reference manual for any garden owner.
Photography: Jonathan Buckley