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The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Patio, Terrace, Backyard & Courtyard Gardening

By Joan Clifton & Jenny Hendy



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Author Joan Clifton & Jenny Hendy
Binding Paperback
Date published October 2013
Number of pages 256
Publisher Hermes House
ISBN / Item No. 9781846813665


This book shows you how to plan, design and plant up beautiful and easy-to-maintain garden courtyards, walled spaces, patios, terraces and enclosed backyards.

You can create a courtyard in any style - a traditional patio, a Mediterranean-style terrace, an outdoor living and dining space, a productive area for growing fruit and vegetables, a peaceful retreat, or an ultra-modern design.

It features step-by-step advice on all the practicalities, from planning a suitable layout and preparing the site, to sourcing all the elements and choosing the plants.

This beautiful book is packed with creative ideas for making a successful courtyard space. There is advice on flooring, walls and screens, containers, structures, furniture, ornaments, water features and lighting.

 A section on maintenance shows how to keep your courtyard looking its best. If you have a space to design from scratch or one that needs an overhaul, this book provides all the advice you will need.

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