Author(s): Alys Fowler
Forget makeover culture and all your gardening preconceptions, this is a witty, wise and practical take on to how to create a garden that suits you. The Thrifty Gardener is about creating the garden of your dreams, regardless of resources or limited space. It will eliminate the intimidation factor and reveal the ins-and-outs of soil, seeds, sowing and growing. At the heart of this book is a DIY ethic that says you don't always have to buy what you need, you can make it, take it or swap it with friends. From making window boxes out of wine cases to creating your own stylish compost bin, from bulking up perennials to finding plants for free, this book is packed with offbeat projects for a new generation of gardeners.
'Clever ideas on how to create the garden of your dreams for next to nothing.' --Gardens Illustrated 'BBC presenter, Alys Fowler, shows you how to build a stylish garden for next to nothing using clever DIY and upcycling skills' --Your Home 'This beautiful book is my kind of gardening bible - one that is perfectly at home on a beside table for inspiration as in the potting shed, for instruction.' --Green Parent
Alys Fowler trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Whilst living in New York with only a fire escape to grow plants on, Alys found a community that was making beautiful gardens on a shoestring budget. She has since vowed never to waste money in her garden. Alys is a regular presenter on the BBC and she writes regularly for the Guardian, Gardens Illustrated, Grow Your Own as well as other publications and blogs for BBC Gardening.