The secret to creating a glorious, productive garden is year-round love and attention; it's good-old-fashioned maintenance: remember to plant tulips and daffodil bulbs in autumn, and your garden will come alive with bright splashes of colour in early spring; remember to hoe the flowerbeds in April to prevent weeds choking the new growth; and, take cuttings of shrubs in August. Keeping track of what to do when is no simple task, but this straightforward new book will help you plan your year. It gives you seasonal lists of jobs to do, which plants to plant and plenty of expert advice and handy hints on how to improve your garden.
Joe Swift is a garden designer and well known TV personality, having presented BBC2's Gardeners' World since 1998, in addition to appearing on numerous other shows. He is a co-founder of Modular Garden, an award-winning garden design and build brand. His writing includes Gardeners' World magazine, The Times weekend regular column and various magazine and newspaper articles. He has written three books: The Plant Room, Joe's Urban Garden Handbook and Joe's Allotment. Andrew Mikolajski is an expert gardening author, lecturer and speaker. He has written a wide range of books including Encyclopedia of Apples, 1001 Garden Questions Answered and An Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, and has contributed to several RHS reference works. Besides teaching garden design and the RHS certificate at Warwickshire College, he runs an annual series of course sand offers garden design advice.