Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.
Nick Bailey, a regular presenter on BBC2's Gardeners' World, has worked as a professional horticulturalist for more than two decades, and won a silver gilt for his first garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. Until recently he was Head Gardener at London's Chelsea Physic Garden, where he refined the site for a contemporary audience as well as added to its year-round colour appeal. His first book was 365 Days of Colour in Your Garden (Kyle Books, 2015).