My Books

Why Can’t My Garden Look Like That?

Proven , Easy Ways to Make a Beautiful Garden of Your Own



With a foreword by JOSCELINE DIMBLEBY

BOOK COVER  John Shortland

How many times when we are visiting gardens, or thumbing through a glossy magazine, do we look at our own garden with mixed feelings of disappointment and despair, and exclaim ‘Why can’t my garden look like that?’. The simple answer is ‘it can’.

This book demonstrates just how easy it is to make adjustments to what is already there to make your garden stunning, whatever its size. Whether it’s an issue with design, plant selection or pruning – or even lack of time – simple solutions are described in clear, jargon-free language that will appeal both to the complete novice and those with more experience.

Written in an informal, easy-to-read style this book will enable everyone to have a garden they can be proud of.

 “…one of the great gardening reads…”  The Daily Mail 

Publication date Spring 2013

Available from Amazon and all good bookshops – for signed copies contact me here

Published by Spring Hill, an imprint of Constable & Robinson

ISBN 978-1-908974-10-5

My interview with David Freeman of The Word in the Street


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