Written by organic gardener and pioneer of the no-dig movement, W.E Shewell-Cooper, this handy little book tells you everything you need to know about creating decorative rock gardens and ponds.
From why you might want a rock garden in the first place, how to get started with planning and laying it out, a comprehensive guide to suitable plants, flowers, and shrubs to constructing a pond, aquatic plants and choosing fish to fill your pond.
The grassy green bindings of this 1949 edition feature a cheerful motif of a bird perched on the handle of a garden spade and inside, beautiful line drawings and vibrant colour plates of water lilies, vibrant rock gardens, pools and native fish.
Towards the back of the book, there are even some jauntily illustrated advertisements for Spratt’s Fish Foods and The Waterloo Goldfishery Co!
The perfect book for an enthusiastic gardener, lover of nature or to add a flourish to a seasonal display.