30 Minute Gardening. by Jenny Hendy

By Jenny Hendy

Shameless shortcuts for a superb backyard super-fast Love being within the backyard yet now not a fan of spending the entire weekend making it glance excellent? if this is the case, then 30 Minute Gardening is simply the ebook you have been trying to find. this may have you ever sitting down having fun with a drink at the patio after simply half-hour of enjoyable, guilt-free gardening. Packed choked with shameless shortcuts and useful information and concepts that experience immediate impression, the entire knowledge is damaged down into easy steps and imagine sequences together with 122 tasks on developing attractive borders, excellent patio pots and the way to maintain your salad turning out to be all summer time. 30 Minute Gardening is the best rescue therapy for an individual who loves gardening yet has little time on their arms. it is all approximately how you can have a neat backyard, a beautiful backyard, a effective garden...and nonetheless have a lifestyles.

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F Plain backdrop A clipped yew hedge provides a plain backdrop helping the flowers stand out. A rendered wall or stained fence would also work. F Winding path To achieve this carefree look, lay a wide pathway so that there is room for plants to flow over and soften the edges. MORE PLANT OPTIONS LIVING SCULPTURE Acanthus spinosus; Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'; cardoon (Cynara cardunculus); Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star'); daylily (Hemerocallis); Iris 'Jane Phillips' TALL STORY 'Black' hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Nigra'); Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'); Verbascum 'Gainsborough'; Perovskia 'Blue Spire'; Verbena bonariensis REPEAT PERFORMERS Cranesbill (Geranium Rozanne); Geum 'Lady Stratheden'; Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'; Veronica spicata SOFT FOIL Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'; catmint (Nepeta x faassenii); golden marjoram (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum') SOLID COLOUR Cranesbill (Geranium 'Dragon Heart'); Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group; Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'; Achillea 'Moonshine' 52 BEAUTIFUL BORDERS Instant colour lift Create instant colour impact and an exotic look to your borders by using flowering plants and foliage like theatrical props.

PATIO CLEANING 39 CLEANING UPHOLSTERY If you cannot remove your outdoor seat covers for washing, or need to clean your parasol, gently dab any marks on the material with a soft cloth and a spray of mild detergent and warm water. CUSHIONS Cushions can turn an exterior space into a cosy outdoor room. A few scattered among garden chairs, sofas, or even over the floor, soften hard landscaping and add colour on a dull day. A wide range of inexpensive cushions is available – even practical waterproof kinds.

Make your own by cutting a rectangular window in trellis and framing it with wood. 38 REL A XED PATIOS Patio cleaning After a long, wet winter, the patio can look a little worse for wear, but in no time at all you can have it smart and fresh and ready for long summer days outside. Dirt, moss, and algae can take up residence on pots, garden furniture, and paving over winter. This not only looks unsightly but can also make surfaces slippery and dangerous to walk on. As well as making the patio a more pleasant place to sit, a spring clean will lengthen the life of garden accessories.

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