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The Five Minute Garden

Laetitia Maklouf

National Trust


ISBN: 9781911358916

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 5 March 2020

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Laetitia Maklouf is a garden writer and busy mother of three who has realised that the secret of gardening without becoming overwhelmed is to do something small every day. She’s packed this book with little bursts of activity – spruce, chop, nurture, fuss or tackle a larger project – that can all be managed in five-minute forays.

Spruce the lawn by raking fallen leaves in October, or fuss with your snail defences in May. Nurture your hardy annual seedlings in December, and chop your hydrangeas in March.

 Every day, rain or shine, do something for your garden with whatever time you can spare. Before you know it, you will have a daily gardening habit and a beautiful garden you can enjoy all year round.


Laetitia Maklouf is a writer and blogger. She is a columnist for ‘The Sunday Times’ and has written two gardening books. She runs ‘The Five Minute Gardener’ blog and newsletter – a chatty and fun diary of the tasks busy people can squeeze into 5 minutes to keep their garden in top shape year round. 



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