A large size paperback, 1970s comprehensive instruction manual for growing a kitchen garden and orchard by the small-space, French-intensive method. It had realistic line drawing illustrations (looking as if the source of the drawings was photographs. ) Also appeared to be UK English in origin as illustrations showed brick walls around the garden as if it were on an estate. Instructions for annual and perennial vegetables, as well as fruit shrubs and trees were included. Specialty techniques such as espalier were shown.
This is a hardback picture book we read in the 1980s from the library. One garden is transformed (I think topiary is involved), then gradually other gardens in the town. Drawings are like wonderful aerial maps of the transformation. I recall streets being very rectangular and regular in shape.