IDLE THOUGHTS

Cun­ning tips for lazy gar­den­ers in The Deckchair Gar­dener by Anne Ware­ham

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Anne Ware­ham’s funny, flip­pant gar­den­ing ad­vice suits those who love the look of lush plant­ing, but aren’t so keen on the per­nick­ety, sweaty tasks needed to cre­ate it. Her laid-back mantra can be suc­cinctly summed up as – “What do you re­ally hate do­ing out there? Now think about how to get rid of that job for­ever.” So it’s out with im­mac­u­late lawns, dead­head­ing daf­fodils and prun­ing regimes, and in with fancy fo­liage, strik­ing shrub­bery en­twined with twin­kling fairy lights, and self-seed­ing or­na­men­tal grasses – “their grace­ful move­ment in the wind is de­light­ful” – grown en masse in beds that have been mulched rather than weeded with a trowel and trug set. (

Ken­dra Dandy mu­rals | from £65 per sq m From the Bouf­fants and Bro­ken Hearts col­lec­tion. sur­face­view.co.uk

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