If you want to add to your gardening knowledge and understanding one topic at a time, whenever you like, then the Gardening by Design ‘Box of Tricks’ is for you. The Box of Tricks provides practical advice on video, for you to use in your garden, explaining the why as well as the how and helping you to understand what works and what does not. Giving you the confidence to plan, plant and look after your plot. Watch online or download and come back to them as often as you need.
This prize gives you the three topics most popular from my teaching and talks:
“The Year Round Garden” considers the elements of a garden that provide structure, colour and texture, looks at how to get the most impact from the space in your beds and borders and helps you to choose plants for every season of the year whether you are replanting a whole border or filling a few gaps.
“Right plant, right place” looks at what all plants need in order to grow, why some plants need different conditions and how to tell, and most important of all, how to match plants to the conditions in your garden, above and below ground. Never buy another plant without knowing that it will be happy.
“Pruning small trees and shrubs” answers the fundamental questions of Why we want to prune and How plants react, looks at the practicalities of pruning to shape and maintain small trees and shrubs and describes ways of renovating overgrown or neglected plants.
The videos are structured so you can watch in easy to manage sections and get out into the garden in between to make the most of the information. There are plenty of photographs, diagrams, examples and summaries to help you get to grips with the topic and even a few questions for you to answer (out loud if you are feeling brave!).
The Gardening by Design Box of Tricks is here to help you because “The only Trick you need is Knowledge”.
Happy Gardening, Alison