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Climbers and Wall Plants (Hillier Gardener's Guide)

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Philippa Bensley

160 pages, 500 colour photos

David & Charles

Paperback | Mar 2006 | #158806 | ISBN: 0715323032
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Covers all aspects of cultivation, training and care of climbing plants of many kinds, from showy clematis to functional but essential ivies. It includes information on every type of climber the gardener is likely to encounter, giving ideas for mixing and matching plants to provide interest, texture and colour all year round. The book is organised so that readers can find the climber they want in a variety of ways - by season, situation, soil type and colour. Special panels throughout the book focus on practical tips, designs, ideas and cultivation method.


Introduction; Buying, growing and caring for climbers; Situations, including hot and dry, shady, fences and walls, conservatories, arches, obelisks and pergolas; Soil types; Colour; Seasons; Index.

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Philippa Bensley is expert in all aspects of gardening, a passionate flower arranger and a key member of the Hillier team. Her contribution to the look of the Hillier exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show every year is considerable. Philippa lives near Southampton.

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