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Guy Deakins is a design historian by training and the fourth generation of his family to be involved in horticulture and design. Having had a successful garden consultancy for many years, he now gives talks on various subjects as well as writing for several publications. He is passionate about the environment and counts himself lucky to have worked alongside some wonderful clients in some exceptional gardens across the south and east of the UK.
An all-encompassing guide.
Guy Deakins guide is far more than the obvious greenhouses and cloches. He also covers creating micro climates with the use of hedges, fences and walls - particularly important as windbreaks - cultivating soil to give plants the best chance, and how to garden more sustainably. Growing in polytunnels, greenhouses or under cloches can also give the perfect conditions for pest and diseases, so there's guidance on how to avoid these and what to do if they strike. Includes lots of pictures and 'Ask the Expert' sections along with highlighted hints and warnings make the information easy to understand.