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The Extra Room: Make your outdoor space work for you by Diarmuid Gavin


26-10-2016 13:50
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Discover how to plan and express your own garden design. Choose plants with confidence. Create a unique outdoor room. Love your garden.
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 book, The Extra Room, he teaches you how to approach garden design step by step to create the best garden you can.

 

What’s inside?


In this dip-in and dip-out book packed with diagrams, plans, pictures and stunning photography, Diarmuid demonstrates how to approach garden design and planting so that your neglected plot becomes a useful, beautiful and expressive space. Both inspiring and educational, it offers practical advice and solutions for your garden project.


Starting with getting to know your garden, Diarmuid 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. Once you have your outline plan, you will be armed with your list of requirements and your list of desires – all you need to make your garden work for you.
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 said: ‘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.’

 

 

Keep up to date with Diarmuid on his website, you can purchase The Extra Room on our website, Eason, Amazon, Dubray Books and in all good bookshops.

 

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About the Author:


Diarmuid Gavin is Ireland’s best known gardener and his TV shows have attracted huge audiences and made him a household name in the UK and Ireland. He has won several medals at The Chelsea Flower Show, including a gold in 2011 for his ‘Irish Sky Garden’. Previous books include Design Your Garden, Outer Spaces, Diarmuid Gavin’s Big Ideas and an autobiography published in 2010.



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