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About this book
About this book
This book approaches the subject from three user-friendly angles: which trees are best for foliage and colour; what each offers at different times of year; and which do best in differing situations, whether it be sunshine or shade; dry or damp; acid or alkaline. It shows you what to plant with, around and through your trees for maximum impact, colour and variety all year and addresses the needs and concerns of the majority of gardeners, who have room for only one or two trees in their garden - there are trees suitable for the smallest garden, and even pots on patios and roof gardens. It helps you to make the right decision based on the expertise of the Hillier company, the UK's leading grower of trees and shrubs.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION; * Buying trees; * Planting trees; * Tree care; * Shapes, speed of growth, ultimate heights; PLANTING WITH TREES; Shrubs under trees; * Ground cover; * Colour under trees; * Growing through trees; FOLIAGE EFFECTS; Yellow; * Plum; * Variegated; * Silver; * Evergreen; * Architectural; SITUATIONS; Small gardens/confined spaces; * Large gardens; * Exposed sites and coastal; * Country gardens; * Damp sites; SEASONS; * Author's choice; * Index.
Andrew McIndoe is the Deputy Managing Director of Hillier and Director of their Garden Centres. He has designed the Hillier Chelsea exhibit for 15 years. Andrew also broadcasts and writes for newspapers and magazines. Rosalind is a garden designer and knowledgeable plantswoman with a particular expertise in trees and shrubs.