192 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Many of us dream of living by the sea, but how to tackle the sometimes tricky planting conditions that coastal gardening demands? This inspirational and practical book explains how to design, plan and plant up your garden by the sea, making the most of the coastal microclimate. An exposed situation, extremes of weather, soil type and salty air can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to design and choose the right plants that will thrive, whether it is for a windswept, sheltered, container, productive or tropical or exotic-looking garden.
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Graham Clarke trained in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley and then spent a year working in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. He has been a gardening writer for over 25 years and is author of many popular books, including Success with Water-saving Gardens. A former editor of Horticulture Week, Graham still contributes to this industry favourite as well as Amateur Gardening and The Garden.
John Bickerton trained as a designer and gained wide experience working for Amateur Gardening and Your Garden magazines, designing and coordinating their show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Ideal Home, Amateur Gardening Spring Show and the National Amateur Gardening Shows including achieving a Gold Medal at Chelsea 1998.