A Guide to what not to do in your garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggests easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.
I have just finished reading "he Deckchair Gardener" and for the first time in 55 years of gardening I feel liberated! Some of the techniques Anne advocates I had been trying recently but always felt guilty that it wasn't "proper gardening". I also couldn't work out why beautiful gardening books packed with useful information made me feel so depressed. Today all that is different - this book is wonderful, the garden equivalent of burning your bra for womens' lib !