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.
Andrew Mikolajski is a 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 courses at Lamport Hall, leads garden tours and can offer garden design advice, create planting plans and give mentoring to designers who are just entering the profession.