101 Garden projects is an excellent small book offering simple but effective ways to transform a garden. The book is particularly aimed at the small garden. For example, tips include growing potatoes and herbs in pots. Most of the ideas are easy to execute and it simply provides a range of interesting ideas for you garden. There is a mixture between design ideas to growing vegetables and flowers.
Some of my favourite tips include:
- Taking root cuttings and making plants for free.
- Grow early strawberries using cloches.
- Simple design ideas such as the ‘dry river’ of pebbles.
- Plant early potatoes in large pots or bags in spring and again in September for new spuds out of season. (keep seed potatoes cold to stop them over sprouting.
The books is well illustrated with colour photos and simply explained. Would make an excellent gift for any gardener. It couldn’t be easier with projects including planting, pruning, composting, hanging baskets, lawns, ponds, greenhouses, indoor gardening and grow-to-eat ideas.
Keep Calm Carry on Gardening.
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