Plant Chooser | Shortlisted for a Guild of Garden Writers’ Award. • Showcasing 700 plants and many more varieties, placing them in the calendar when they are at their best. • This book is inspired by the popular ‘plant of the week’ feature on BBC Radio 4’s favourite gardening programme. • The authors are four of Britain’s most popular gardening broadcasters, individually contributing their specialist knowledge to produce the ultimate reference guide.This book has a week by week approach, detailing species and varieties of plants when they are at their best in the year. John loves the cones on the Korean Fir in January, Bunny admires the Lenten Rose in March, Matthew is beguiled by the ‘sleek willowy elegance’ of the Corn Cockle in May, Bob celebrates the Victoria Plum at the beginning of September – the voices of the authors are clearly heard throughout, making this not only a valuable reference, but a personal, opinionated conversation with some of Britain’s favourite gardeners. Each comprehensive entry gives the plant’s preferred soil and situation, its hardiness, eventual height and spread, flowering season and special features and, most importantly, the reason the author believes this to be a fantastic addition to the garden.
Author: Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness,
Publisher: Kyle Cathie , 2008-02-01
ISBN: 1856267857, EAN: 9781856267854
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