By: Sarah Raven
500 pages, colour photos throughout
&b;Please note that a smaller and cheaper edition with largely the same content is also available.&o;
Sarah Raven will introduce you to 250 of the best and most beautiful British wild flowers you can see by simply walking out of your front door or by venturing further afield, as she did with her botanist father during her childhood. This lavishly illustrated book is divided by season and then by habitat, covering fields, gardens, ponds, coasts, woodland and wasteland. Sarah introduces a wide range of plants, telling you their names and a few interesting things about them--how to identify the families, how they're brilliantly adapted to their environment, their importance to animals and insects, what herbal remedies they can be used for, the story behind their common names and the part they play in local history. Join Sarah on trips to see pulsatillas, fritillaries, bluebells, wild garlic, harebells, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, wood spurge, silverweed, purple cranesbill, deadly nightshade, St John's wort, comfrey, orchids, wood sorrel, snowdrops and more.
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Sarah Raven is a broadcaster, teacher and writer. She has made regular appearances on "Gardeners' World", the BBC's flagship gardening programme; she runs her own cookery and gardening school at Perch Hill in East Sussex; and she is the author of "Sarah Raven's Food for Family and Friends", "The Cutting Garden", "Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook" (which was the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year 2008) and "Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas".
Jonathan Buckley specialises in garden and plant photography and has been working with Sarah Raven, taking photographs at Perch Hill, for ten years. He was awarded the title Garden Writers' Guild Features Photographer of the Year in 2004.
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