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Perfect Pots

Simon Akeroyd

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781911358701

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 2 May 2019

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Learn how to create the perfect container garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. 

It’s packed with nifty tips and advice for gardening in containers, even if your outdoor space is as small as a few pots on a balcony or doorstep, to ensure stunning floral displays and abundant fruit and vegetable crops. 

The author discusses how to choose the best pot for the job, and how to position pots to harness the sun’s rays or provide shade to suit particular plants. He goes on to cover how to work with colour and create height and width in your container garden, and the best ways to ensure successful drainage, feeding and watering. The book ends with a useful directory of the sorts of flowers and vegetables that thrive in pots, including some you might not have thought of. 

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains everything you need to create an exquisite display of pots in your garden. 

 

ABOUT THE Author

Simon Akeroyd has written several bestselling practical gardening books: Lawns and Ground Cover (DK 2012), Shrubs and Small Trees (DK 2007), Allotment Handbook (Mitchell Beazley 2013). He is currently Garden Manager for the National Trust English Riviera portfolio but before that he was Garden and Countryside Manager at Polesden Lacey in Surrey, and a RHS Garden Manager. Between 2001–05 he worked at the BBC as a horticultural researcher and writer on various gardening programmes.

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