Diarmuid Gavin is passionate about beautiful garden design. He knows that making your outdoor space work for you can change the way you feel about your home and improve the quality of your life. In this dip-in and dip-out book packed with diagrams, plans, pictures and stunning photography, he demonstrates how to approach garden design and planting so that your outdoor space becomes a unique, beautiful and useful outdoor room.
Starting with getting to know your garden, he takes you through how to make some simple but important observations, such as when and where the sun rests in your site, examining what your soil is like, what your needs are and finding inspiration for your theme.
As well as his golden rules for the design process and advice on everything from finding style inspiration to sustainable gardening, Diarmuid recommends choices for garden-sized trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and bamboos, along with climbers that will dress your arbours and walls all year round.
About The Extra Room, Diarmuid says: My aim is for you to take note of what you have, consider what you’d love and show you steps towards achieving the Eden of your dreams. The most important thing is relax, take your time and enjoy. Gardens are ultimately about cultivation – growing something. The basics are easy and the rewards can be everlasting.