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I want to like my Garden By Rachel McCartain

I want to like my Garden by Rachel McCartain

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A practical garden design book for inexperienced gardeners.

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I want to like my Garden: how to make your garden better by Rachel McCartain

This is a garden book unlike any other because it will help make your garden better. Knowing what makes gardens work, helps you understand why your garden isn't working for you. Correct what's wrong, make the right changes to improve your garden. Redesigning all or part of the garden is made simpler, know what questions need asking, avoid making mistakes and understand how to combine plants to create beautiful borders with a unique but really simple method. Learn how to ensure your garden is better at looking after itself, so your free time is not spent gardening! Lastly change some gardening habits the world no longer needs, know your garden is good for the planet too. This is a book that shows how your garden can be made better.

I want to like my Garden Reviews

Instead of using a method common in gardening books, (find a garden you like the look of and recreate it) Rachel's book encourages inexperienced and/or reluctant gardeners to take a new approach. This book will save you money, unnecessary hard work and disappointment and will help create your perfect garden. Sarah Wilson, Roots and All; full of ideas that will provide the deep satisfaction a garden will bring. From tackling unwanted plant guests, to top tips that will aid our precious environment . . . great design advice . . . easy to read and reference and guides you gently into the art of the garden. Chris Collins,Head of Horticulture - Garden Organic and Former Head Gardener, Westminster Abbey;A cracking read . . . for new and experienced gardeners . . . an eye-opener for those with more experience . . . bursting with that rarest of things in gardening books - common sense. Mandy Watson, award winning blogger at

About Rachel McCartain

The author Rachel McCartain started an online garden design company in 2015., is now one of the most popular websites globally, attracting thousands of visitors. Her Pinterest account has also grown exponentially with nearly 200k impressions per month and she runs a podcast and blog; The Plotting Shed. Rachel also designs gardens, enabling anyone to benefit from having an expert design their garden for them; to date she has created designs in both the UK and America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv; I WANTED MY GARDEN TO BE BETTER 1; DO YOU LIKE YOUR GARDEN? 5; What stops you enjoying the garden? 6; Putting things right 16; Learn to love your garden again 20; IMPROVING THE GARDEN 22; What's the difference between a front and back garden? 22; How to make an existing border lower maintenance 26; Proper planting 34; Perfectly good pruning 38; What to do with misbehaving plants 40; HOW TO CHANGE THE GARDEN 50; Rules to remember before you do anything! 51; Designing around problems you can't change 58; First time gardeners 63; Drawing the design 70; Planting with 'boxes' 76; Garden styles and why they don't work 79; Common garden mistakes 84; HOW YOUR GARDEN CAN HELP SAVE THE WORLD 113; OK, IT MIGHT NOT BE THE WORLD'S GREATEST GARDEN BUT ... 130; USEFUL STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT PLANTS 132; Designing with 'Boxes' 146; Bibliography 154; INDEX 155; AND FINALLY ... 158; ABOUT THE AUTHOR 159;

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I want to like my Garden: how to make your garden better by Rachel McCartain
The Choir Press
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