A productive, beautiful garden is one of life's greatest pleasures...something that rewards your investment of time and effort in abundance.Whether you're after long-lasting flowers, high-yielding fruit frees, bumper vegetable crops or that elusive perfect lawn, this book provides the expert know-how to give you dramatic improvements in your garden, whatever its size and location, and climatic conditions.On every page, you'll find advice that will ensure your plants perform at their peak, help reduce your gardening workload and inspire you to experiment.Many of the tips will be new even to experienced gardeners, and for the novice, there's a wealth of practical knowledge, too. * Explains essential and newly developed gardening techniques - from planting beds and borders to caring for trees and shrubs, to keeping seedlings, fruit and hedges healthy and flourishing. * Reveals which plants, tools and materials are 'star performers' - the best of the best. There are more than 600 great examples to choose from. * Presents inspiring design ideas for paths and patios, water features and lighting.