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The Illustrated Practical Guide to Water & Rock Gardening

By Peter Robinson



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Author Peter Robinson
Binding Paperback
Date published September 2014
Number of pages 256
Publisher Southwater
ISBN / Item No. 9781780194073


This book offers everything you need to know to design, construct and plant up a rock or water garden with directories of suitable plants and how to grow them.

Water is a welcome element in any garden, having the power to both soothe and excite. Combined with rock, it brings a whole new dimension to garden design. This book explains how to create beautiful rock pools, ponds, gravel gardens, wildlife pools and bog gardens, and shows how to use bridges, decking, stepping stones, islands and lighting.  

Featuring over 600 photographs, step-by-step sequences and plant portraits, this book offers practical guidance on construction materials and techniques, an easy-to-use directory of water and rock plants, care and maintenance, and a guide to buying and introducing fish.

Whether your dream is a simple rock-edged pool or a cobble fountain, this book is perfect for both beginners and ambitious gardeners.

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