Small Summer Gardens

February 23rd, 2018 in

I’ve been eagerly awaiting my copy of Emma Hardy’s latest book ‘Small Summer Gardens’ published this month – full of beautifully photographed small garden projects and lots of inspiration – I wasn’t disappointed when it landed on my doormat.


There are 35 step by step projects to choose from and I love the way Emma uses an array of recycled containers to give added interest to her displays.  She shares some lovely ideas for planting combinations and her after-care advice helps to ensure that your container goes on looking good throughout the season.


One of the projects I will definitely be having a go at this year is the container water garden – a pond is great for attracting wildlife to your garden but I don’t have the right space for a large pond so this will be a good compromise and will look really pretty too.





If you like bringing nature into your home, there are also some lovely houseplant projects to whet your appetite including ideas for succulents, plants in glass vases and indoor plants in baskets.






Small Summer Gardens is published by CICO books and is available at all good book retailers. If you fancy winning a copy then make sure you follow our instagram feed as we will have 3 copies to giveaway.

Happy Planting!






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