Aims to show you how to spend as little as possible on your garden - free herbs, vegetables and flowers, how to make a compost bin for next to nothing and how to use houseplants as energy-free air conditioning. From making stylish window boxes out of champagne cases to creating your own stylish compost bin, this book contains many projects.
Forget makeover culture, forget the garden centre and all your gardening preconceptions, this is a witty, wise and practical take on how to create a stylish garden. The Thrifty Gardener is about creating the garden of your dreams, regardless of resources or limited space. It will eliminate the intimidation factor and reveal the ins-and-outs of soil, seeds, sowing and growing. At the heart of this book is a DIY ethic that says you don't always have to buy what you need - you can make it, take it or swap it with friends. From creating window boxes out of champagne cases to creating your own elegant compost bin, from bulking up perennials to finding plants for free, this book is packed with offbeat projects for a new generation of gardeners.
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Alys Fowler started gardening in her early teens and trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Whilst living in New York and with only a fire escape to grow plants on, Alys quickly found a community that was making beautiful gardens on a shoestring budget. She has since vowed never to waste money in her garden. Alys is the Head Gardener at Berryfields, the location for BBC's Gardeners' World and she writes for the Guardian, BBC's Gardeners' World magazine and Gardens Illustrated as well as other publications.
The Thrifty Gardener by Alys Fowler
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