176 pages, colour photos
The New Wild Garden combines new approaches to a more naturalistic design with the practical side of growing wildflowers and shows how to incorporate wildflowers, real meadows and a looser prarie-style planting into gardens and wild spaces.
With serious concern into the decline of pollinators and habitats, meadows are currently the focus of enormous creativity. Gardeners, wildlife lovers, professional designers and seed manufacturers are all pushing the envelope of what can be grown, the pictorial effects that can be achieved, and the benefits that this provides for gardeners and wildlife.
The New Wild Garden includes 15 step-by-step projects and an essential plant list, as well as offering inspiration to gardeners and an overview of the most influential movement in garden design over recent decades.
In this book you can learn:
- How to sow or plant meadow to suit your space
- Planting plans for every plot size: from a container, small patch, allotment or an acre
- How to grow and propagate more than 50 kinds of wildflowers
- Understand and emulate the new natural style followed by designers
- Meadow recipes for every soil, situation and wildlife habitat
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Ian Hodgson is former editor of The Garden magazine (published by the Royal Horticultural Society) and member of the Publications Committee of Plants Heritage (NCCPG) with over 25 years' experience as a writer and editor for the horticultural press. He is a qualified landscape architect, and is currently Editor-at-Large for Garden News and Garden Answers magazines with a combined monthly circulation of more than 150,000 readers. Ian lives and gardens in Peterborough, UK. Ian's first book with Frances Lincoln was Great Garden Design, published in association with the Society of Garden Designers.