This book is for inept armchair gardeners everywhere. Month by month, it gently guides the reader through the seasons, showing what are weeds and what are not (even if the weeds are pretty), how to dig holes and how to squish unwanted insects.
You too can create a tranquil haven in your own backyard that you'll be too exhausted to appreciate.
Michael Powell is a big fan of Diarmuid Gavin who first introduced him to the subtleties of concrete. He lives in an NCP car park in Somerset with his wife and two small bollards.
Published: 15th September 2005