This gardening encyclopedia combines practical reference with an inspirational sourcebook, and demonstrates how to make the most of every element of the garden. Clever and effective design is vital to good gardening, and the first section of the book takes you from the planning stage to the realisation of your ideas in the garden's features, structures and plants. Then follows the guide to the gardening year, structured by season, with meticulous step-by-step photography demonstrating how to tackle with confidence the gardening tasks appropriate to each time of year. This volume is a wonderful photographic reference that is clearly presented and easy to follow. A comprehensive how-to guide for beginner gardeners with expert advice shown in easy-to-follow photographs. Learn about constructing ponds, walls, paths, patios, rock gardens and other garden features, taking cuttings, sowing seeds, planting, weeding, harvesting and dealing with pests and diseases for flowers, fruits and vegetables. With over 1000 photographs, including practical sequences and wonderful inspirational images, this is the perfect sourcebook and reference guide for every gardener throughout the year.