Author(s): A. M. Clevely
A water feature will bring vitality and enchantment to a garden. This book shows you how you can create one - whatever the size of your garden, ambition or budget. Do you want a lively cascade or a tranquil pool? A formal style with a classic fountain or a naturalistic design planted to attract wildlife? Andi Clevely helps you to choose from the many possibilities. He supplies all the practical know-how that you need to make a pond, a fountain or a waterfall, providing clear instructions on calculating size, construction and pump installation as well as advice on extra touches such as islands, edges, lighting and fish. He tells you too about the plants that revel in watery conditions, and how best to grow them: those like water lilies that like to stand in deep water, the marginals such as irises and kingcups that flourish on the edges, 'floaters' and bog plants. Here is everything you need to know about how to enjoy water in your garden.
Andi Clevely has spent thirty-five years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Since then he has been employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He is currently responsible for managing a country estate and garden near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. His books include The Integrated Garden (Crown, NY), The Kitchen Garden (Sterling, NY), Designing Herb and Kitchen Gardens and A Year in the Garden. He also contributed to The Reader's Digest Encyclopedia of Gardening, Reader's Digest Your Garden through the Year and Collins' Complete Gardening Manual (HarperCollins). As a journalist he writes regularly for The Garden, Homes and Gardens, The Field, and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. In 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year. Steven Wooster is a distinguished photographer who specializes in gardens and plants. His photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden and Organic Gardening (both Frances Lincoln).