The Easy Fruit GardenThe Easy Fruit Garden

Described as essential reading for the time-poor gardener who wants to achieve maximum yields from their fruit garden with minimum effort, this book draws on my determination to create and maintain a fruit garden for my family with little time to dedicate to the venture. The results were amazing.

December 2011
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 978 1 84773 858 5
Publisher: New Holland

The Low Maintenance Vegetable GardenThe Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden

Inspired by my experiences in my own veg plot, I aim to demystify the growing of fruit and vegetables and share the shortcuts, low maintenance strategies and relaxed attitude that should allow anyone to grow an abundance of tasty veg, even if they have very little spare time.

Beautiful pictures taken by Clive Nichols over three years in my garden enliven the pages of the book.

"an easy-to-get-through guide to help you use your garden for produce, however time-poor you are" English Garden Magazine.

"If you want a no-nonsense guide to growing vegetables the easy way, look no further." Kitchen Garden.

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January 2010
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 978 1 84773 551 5
Publisher: New Holland

Houseplants

New in 2012:

Houseplants

May 2012
Publisher: New Holland

 

  • Outdoor Design - Decking

May 2012

  • Outdoor Design - Paving

May 2012

Great ContainersGreat Containers

Planted containers always have most impact when pot and plant are working together, whether you desire containers with chic restraint or a riot of colour, this book will have ideas which fit the bill.

2006
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 0 600 60947 2
Publisher: Hamlyn

Pattern & Mosaic in the GardenPattern & Mosaic in the Garden

Mosaic is a fantastic way to put your own stamp on your garden. Plenty of everyday materials can be used to decorate pots, walls and even create paving. This book shows you how.

2003
Author: Clare Matthews
ISBN: 0 600 60515 9
Publisher: Hamlyn

Easy Outdoor LivingEasy Outdoor Living

A collection of projects large and small, from outdoor cushions and sari canopies to flowery swings and tree houses to make any garden special.

2007
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 978 0 60061 521 7
Publisher: Hamlyn

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Inspired by the fun I have had entertaining my own children in the garden, this book contains tried and tested projects designed to get children outside and keep them out there.

2005
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 0 600 61141 8
Publisher: Hamlyn

Great Gardens For KidsGreat Gardens for Kids

Creating a magical outdoor space to encourage young children to spend time in the garden resulted in turf crocodiles, willow dens and daffodil mazes - all these ideas and more are shared in this book.

2002
Author: Clare Matthews
Photographer: Clive Nichols
ISBN: 0 600 60516 7
Publisher: Hamlyn