Contents, 1 Introduction, 2 Planting Design: Form, texture, colour. Plant form. The importance of form in plant association. Flower form. Plant texture. Colour. Seasonal changes. Emotional response to colour. Colour schemes. 3 Plan Association: The use of unity and contrast in planting. Planting in triangles. Visual balance. Repetition. 4 The Use of Plants: Structural, ground cover, ornamental, focal point, functional, Trees , Shrubs, Ground cover, Herbaceous and new wave perennial planting, Natives, Grasses, Bulbs, Roses, Ferns, Bamboos. 5 Plant Selection: Understanding botanical names, Site analysis to determine plant choice, Location, How the site is to be used, Scale, soil, aspect, wind, temperature, frost pockets, Soil analysis to determine plant choice, Soil types and characteristics, PH, The importance of knowing and understanding the soil, Improving the soil, Adding organic matter, Prepartion of planting beds, Weed eradication, Fertilisers, Planting style analysis, Style, mood, theme. The role of planting, Trees, Horticultural qualities, Ecological planting, Factors affecting plant growth, Biodiversity. 6 Planting Plans: The client brief, Planting plans, Elevations from planting plans, Concept/mood boards. 7 Planting Styles and Themes: Dry/mediterranean, Woodland/shade, The typical mixed border, Cottage Style, Low maintanence, Contemporary, Minimalist/modern/high-tech, Container gardens, 8 Aspects of Business: Documentation, Plant supply , Plant schedules , Tree sizes, Tree planting, British standards, Report writing, Schedule of work, Maintenance schedule, Costings, Gardening law, Glossary, Index, Acknowledgements.