The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook takes over where Rosemary Alexander's first book leaves off. With the newly designed garden in place how do you manage the work in a garden and keep it looking good year in and year out? How do you prune, look after your soil and keep spring bulb plantings looking good? Is it possible to move a plant and how do you cope with weeds, pests, and diseases? Which plants are top performers and which are best for particular functions like internal and external boundaries, focal points, disguising eyesores and providing year-round interest? With its hand-holding, workbook approach Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook is the next best thing to having a daily training session with expert gardener, Rosemary Alexander. It allows gardeners at all levels to confidently tackle garden maintenance jobs, develop new skills, and make a success of their gardens however stretched for time.
Rosemary Alexander is a pioneering figure in the world of garden design and has devoted a lifetime to her passion for gardening. She runs an established garden design business and directs the Garden-Design Diploma course at the English Gardening School, where her students frequently win medals and awards. Rosemary credits her many years of teaching and creating gardens as the inspiration for her writing. She has worked on gardens throughout the world, and was tenant of the National Trust property, Stoneacre, in Kent, where she created a romantic Old World garden. Rosemary enjoys having friends at her home where they can experience her well-tended gardens and her home cooking, and take long walks with her. She also loves discussing plants with anyone, traveling, and reading a good book.