The Gardener's Guide to Growing Fritillaries

Handbook / Manual

Series: The Gardener's Guides

By: Kevin Pratt and Michael Jefferson-Brown

160 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations

David & Charles

A complete, practical guide to growing and collecting these captivating spring-flowering plants and using them to best effect in the garden.

Everything you need to know about growing these particularly beautiful plants.
- Sunday Telegraph

Introduction

1 The Fascination of Fritillaries
2 Botany & Distribution
3 Buying & Cultivating Fritillaries
4 Plant Associations
5 Propagation & Breeding
6 Fritillaries in the Wild
7 People & Their Plants
8 Fritillaries in North America
9 Showing Fritillaries
10 A-Z List of Fritillaries

Glossary
Appendices
Index

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Kevin Pratt is a bulb and alpine enthusiast who writes and lectures for a number of gardening societies including the Alpine Garden Society, The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens and the RHS Lily Group. Since 1985 he has been holder of the National Collection of Fritillaries which holds over 100 species. He also works as a gardening consultant and landscape designer. He lives in Edgeley, near Stockport.

Michael Jefferson-Brown has been a prominent figure on RHS committees and a regular judge, as well as running an internationally renowned bulb farm which won nearly one hundred gold medals at Chelsea. He is the author of The Easy Garden Month-by-Month and the award winning Gardener's Guide to Growing Lilies, both published by David & Charles, and he contributes to gardening magazines regularly. He lives in Hanley Swan, Worcs.

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