Getting started on growing your own fruit can seem daunting—as appealing as the thought may be—and many people are put off by a lack of knowledge and time. This no-nonsense book sets out to overcome these problems. With clear practical instructions and inspirational pictures, Clare Matthews demystifies the growing of fruit and shows that with the right approach, it can be done successfully on weekends or slotted into a busy week.
The book is packed with practical advice and shortcuts, from planning what to grow and companion planting to dealing with pests and diseases and no-dig gardening. Soft fruit, tree fruit, nuts, and other fruit are all covered. The author explains simple short cuts, suggests unusual low maintenance strategies, and promotes a relaxed, robust attitude to growing-your-own that really works.
The beautiful photographs are by the acclaimed garden photographer Clive Nichols in Clare Matthew's own weekend fruit garden, where the principles promoted in this book have been tried, tested and proven. Filled with sound horticultural advice, the book is essential reading for time-poor gardeners who want to achieve maximum yields from their fruit gardens with minimum effort.