Summer has the potential to be the most rewarding and demanding of seasons in the garden calendar. Changes in climate and longer lighting hours can see the growth rates for plants, flowers and fruits literally soar. This is the ideal time for both the keen amateur, or beginner, to build the ideal platform to develop produce for his table and colour pleasing to the eye. This book should explain and illustrate the basics of planning, developing new gardening techniques, cultivation methods, and maintenance, as well as special sections on particular subjects such as organic gardening and permaculture. All supported with photographs and a series of step-by-step projects for the reader to try out in their own garden. This title should be a useful reference work to dip into at any level, enabling the gardener to look back on a summer of excellence.