How to Grow a Garden

How to Grow a Garden

A beginner's guide to creating a thriving outdoor space

Ellen Mary


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Learn to transform your outdoor space into a flourishing, vibrant garden with this fail-safe guide.

Gardening expert Ellen Mary takes you through every step of gardening, from the basics of understanding your space and decoding plant labels, to common pests and how to keep your plants alive once they're in the ground.

Packed full of practical information, this book is relevant for any beginner gardener, no matter what type of outdoor space you have - whether you're looking for ideas for green-filled balconies, or larger low-maintenance plots.

You'll also find tailored advice for different levels of time investment, whether you have just 10 minutes or 4 hours per week to spend in your garden.

Once you've got the basics covered, you'll learn key gardening skills including:

- Planting flower beds
- How and when to prune
- Composting correctly
- How to grow a lawn, trees and roses

So, flex those green fingers, get your hands dirty and enjoy the process of creating a beautiful, blooming garden.


Ellen Mary:

Ellen Mary speaks regularly about the ways in which gardening and the natural world can benefit our wellbeing. She has appeared on WCNC USA, BBC News, Mustard TV, BBC Countryfile Diaries, featured in The Times, and filmed with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Ellen lives and breathes gardening, including hosting a horticultural radio show on Future Radio and hosting The Plant Based Podcast. She is an ambassador for Trees for the Future, patron of Filby Gardening Club and founder of No Fear Gardening and runs community projects at Grapes Hill Community Garden.