The First-Time Gardener


Available for Pre-order. Due May 2022.
The First-Time Gardener Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Octopus Publishing Group Pages: 208 Language: English ISBN: 9781914239595 Categories: , , , ,

Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill’s fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that’s designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden – what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like – then on getting to know yourself as a gardener – do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? – and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.

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Author Biography

Frances Tophill is a Horticulturalist and Botanist who trained at The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Since 2012 she has been a presenter on ITV's Love Your Garden, with Alan Titchmarsh. She also presents regularly on BBC Gardener's World. She works closely with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and WWF, championing the importance of growing for us as individuals and as communities. She is the author of three books; First-Time Gardener, The Container Gardener and, most recently, Re-Wild Your Garden. @francestophill