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The Complete Book of Garden Design, Construction and Planting

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Design the garden of your dreams! From surveying the site to introducing the plants, here is everything you'll need to create outdoor perfection. Presented by a team of experts, along with more than 220 diagrams and color photos, it covers the three major areas: basic planning and style; "hard landscaping" (walls, fences, paving and similar features); and flowers, shrubs, ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Cassell (first published September 1991)
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Jenny Schwartz
De-mystify the whole garden design project.

It starts with basics, but doesn't condescend. As someone looking to learn about English gardening I appreciated the advice on aspect (South Westerly is best) and drainage.

A comprehensive beginners guide.

But if you're actually planting, I'd find a good local nursery and include its people's local knowledge in your plant choices. Also, the old advice of walking around your neighbourhood and seeing what grows well was skipped in this book.
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