Gardens are considered good for mind, body and soul. Pruning and planting and watering and weeding can help us to relax and focus and are a wonderful way to spend more time in the great outdoors. Yet just the thought of reaching for shears or a spade can strike fear into even the bravest of hearts, meaning we rarely make the most of our backyard Edens.
A reassuring, easy-to-use handbook, No Fear Gardening is aimed at all budding gardeners and anyone who might be missing out simply because they don’t know how and where to start. Maybe you have been put off by the overwhelming number of species of plants and their baffling Latin names. Perhaps you’re worried about never having had any formal training, or you might be purely looking for a new way to relax. Whatever the reason, this book will answer all your questions: from getting started and growing flowers and vegetables, to cultivating trees and hedges and landscaping your garden – Charlie has condensed a wealth of gardening know-how into easy-to-follow and practical tips.
Charlie’s no-nonsense and enthusiastic approach will inspire you to dust off the cobwebs from your watering can and trowel and get your garden blooming, whatever the weather or season. After all, there is too much joy to be had for you to fear your garden. Besides, thousands of years of needing to eat have ensured that gardening is second nature for most humans.