Turn a dark, dreary patch of land into a lovely botanical spot. Begin by determining what kind of shade you have and how to create shade if you have a sun-drenched garden. Then move on to soil preparation, planting techniques, and care and maintenance. Discover what plants will work well, and make the most of vertical space with shade-loving wall climbers. Steep banks, containers, and seasonal beds are all discussed, as are the special requirements of lawns in the shade.Toogood, Alan is the author of 'Gardening in the Shade' with ISBN 9780706372649 and ISBN 0706372646.