Review Trevor Edwards
12 June 2002
challenge of transforming a small or tiny space
- be it an overlooked backyard, a balcony, a
miniature front garden, a shady basement area
or a narrow passageway - into a beautiful garden
would daunt even the most experienced gardener.
Yet Thomasina Tarling, a specialist in creating
minute gardens welcomes the challenge of turning
the shadiest, most unpromising area into a haven
of vibrant planting and original design.
this attractive book she shares her expertise,
concentrating on spaces no more than 20 feet
in any direction. She explains how to create
visual interest through changes of level and
eye-catching focal points and lighten dark,
oppressive walls with colourful paint. Thomasina
also suggests an array of visual illusions to
make the most of a small space.
is an inspiring and practically useful book
for anyone considering a "Make Over"
of an existing small garden or someone moving
into a new townhouse or apartment. It is beautifully
illustrated with colour photographs or drawings
on every page. The handy size book covers such
topics as Sunken Gardens, Tiny Back Gardens
and Backyards, Elevated Gardens, Passageways
and Throughways to name but a few.
each section the book gives practical instructions
together with plant lists, importantly using
both botanical and common names. The last section
of the book is a simple to read Plant Directory
of Trees & Shrubs Climbers, Perrenials,
grasses & Bamboos, Bedding Plants and Bulbs.
The Plant Directory also identifies the Hardiness,
Season of Interest, and most suitable Aspect
of each of the featured subjects.
only will the book give you the skill and confidence
require to insure success but also at only £9.99
I would consider it an investment that would
create a superb and generous return on capital
Truly Tiny Gardens
Author Thomasina Tarling
Publisher Conran Octopus