In The Just Retirement Book of Gardening, Tracy Foster highlights how gardens can be reclaimed and redesigned, so that with careful planning, you can get the most out of your garden in retirement. Retirement provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at the garden and make any changes, so that your garden suits both your present, and your future requirements. In theory, family and work constraints are lifted in retirement; whereas previously the time to tend and appreciate your garden was restricted, retirement provides the time, and offers the perfect opportunity for a re-think and re-design of your garden.
The Just Retirement Book of Gardening is a simple, easy to read book, it’s written with new, beginner gardeners in mind, those who have never fully embraced their garden or thought much about gardening, perhaps because of being too busy with work or family commitments. Each chapter of the book flows easily to the next, the content is very simple and straightforward; there’s nothing daunting or technical about this book, nothing that will put you off or scare you away from the garden, it’s all straightforward and very encouraging. There are some pretty photographs to inspire the reader and lots of useful tips, to help you, whatever sort of garden you want to create for your retirement.
Tracy gives tips on encouraging wildlife to your garden, ideas for gardening with grandchildren, suggestions of what to think about when creating a low maintenance garden, advice on creating an accessible garden, together with suggestions on how to include vegetable gardening and herbs in your garden, as well as a section about gardening tools. All these ideas will help new gardeners to create their own perfect retirement garden.
For every purchase of The Just Retirement Book of Gardening by Tracy Foster, Just Retirement will donate £1, on the reader’s behalf, to The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity (TCV).
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