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Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Creative Ideas

Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Creative Ideas

‘The author of The Edible Balcony with 100 ingenious ideas for gardening on a budget.’ The Bookseller

‘Alex Mitchell’s new book Gardening on a Shoestring offers a delectable range of ways to create a garden on a budget.’ The Independent

In our increasingly busy and chaotic world, more and more of us are turning to gardening as a way to create a pleasant space to be in. However, as we continue to tighten our purse strings, the cost can make the pastime a source of further stress rather than one of pleasure. Alex Mitchell’s Gardening on a Shoestring is full of inventive ways to achieve the garden you want on a budget, whether you are creating one from scratch or improving what you already have. Packed with money-saving tips, it combines classic gardening skills with simple, creative ideas. Sometimes it’s about going back to the old ways of doing things, techniques in danger of being forgotten; other times it’s about adapting to the new, saving money on equipment by making your own from inexpensive materials or knowing how to get bargains from nurseries and garden centres. So learn how to prune before you panic buy, grow food for peanuts, create pots for a pittance, propagate plants for nothing and make your own plant feed from weeds – all for next to nothing.
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Gardening

On Sale: 12th March 2015

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9780857832658

Reviews

Alex Mitchell's new book Gardening on a Shoestring offers a delectable range of ways to create a garden on a budget'
Emma Townshend, The Independent
Gardening on a Shoestring, Alex's lovely new paperback, is aimed principally at those new to gardening, even at a growing band of keen and savvy youngsters. There are some lively new ideas in it that will also undoubtedly inspire and inform the more, shall I say 'seasoned' among us. Presented in a modern, choppy style, there is advice on achieving all sorts [...] all of it on a tight budget.' There are masses of tips and helpful photos.
Helen Yemm, The Daily Telegraph
I dread to think how much I've spent during a gardening lifetime. A new book by Alex Mitchell, Gardening on a Shoestring - 100 Ways to Create a Garden on a Budget , will help avoid these pitfalls.
Francine Raymond, The Sunday Telegraph
Whether you are new to gardening, have just moved house, or just want to revamp your existing plot, this book has lots of useful tips to show you how to create the maximum impact at minimum cost.[...] A thoroughly useful volume.
The Good Book Guide
'The author of The Edible Balcony with 100 ingenious ideas for gardening on a budget'.
The Bookseller