Every garden presents problems of one kind or another. It is inevitably windy, lacking in privacy, too shady, badly drained, too large, too small or hopelessly overgrown. Garden Rescue is written to help gardeners to develop, reclaim or maintain their gardens more successfully, not only be surmounting problems, but often by turning them to advantage. This classic book seeks to explain not just the 'how' of the gardening, but the 'why' as well. Rather than trotting out clichéd solutions, Richard Bisgrove helps the reader to understand the unique challenges posed by their gardens in order to come up with a tailor-made rescue package. Climate, soil character, planning and maintenance are all discussed, and there is a useful chapter devoted to recovering a garden that is in a poor state of repair.