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The Royal Horticultural Society: Clematis - Inspiration, Selection and Practical Guidance

Out of Print

By: C Chesshire

160 pages, 170 photos

Quadrille Publishing

Hardback | Sep 2004 | #150566 | ISBN: 184400113X
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About this book

A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated book on clematis. The photographer, Andrew Lawson, has captured the charm of each plant perfectly, and even a quick browse through this book will open your eyes to the wonderful diversity on offer to the gardener. Charles Chesshire is a garden designer with 20 years' experience of growing clematis, and he maintains the UK's national clematis collection. Through the book, he traces the history of clematis, discusses their use in the garden and how to plant, prune and propagate them. There is also a portrait gallery, detailing the most popular varieties.


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Biography

Charles Chesshire has spent his adult life in horticulture and gardening. Now living near Ludlow in Shropshire, he designs and writes about gardens all over Britain. After spending 10 years designing gardens and teaching garden courses in New York and Long Island, he returned to England to become director of Burford House Gardens, the clematis specialists in Worcestershire. He helped to introduce a number of new clematis varieties, especially from Japan, and was curator of the National Collection of Clematis held there.

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