The Urban Gardener (Royal Horticultural Society)

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In The Urban Gardener, garden designer and lecturer Matt James provides an approachable, practical guide to making the most of an urban garden, including:

How to design an urban space – from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and window ledges.
Ten ways to improve your environment through sustainable gardening techniques.
Creating a space for living, with areas for dining, playing and growing your own produce.
Planting the urban garden: using plants to define space; to introduce color, form and texture; and to provide much needed shade and privacy.
Looking after the urban garden: planting techniques and timing, irrigation, drainage and weed control.
Fifteen step-by-step projects, including creating a living green wall and installing a green roof.
Directory of plants that will thrive in an urban environment.



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