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For most people, flowers represent the chief purpose and the most rewarding aspect of gardening. The vast assortment of flowers available today makes it possible to fill the garden with colour and fragrance throughout the seasons, but the range can be bewildering.
In this book experienced gardener and distinguished garden writer Andi Clevely takes you through the essential stages of selecting the best varieties for your garden. He shows you how to choose wisely from the thousands available, judge a plant's garden merit and suitabilility, place it to best effect and care for it appropriately. Clearly and concisely -- and including tips and professional insights to help you enhance your plants' performance -- Flowers in the Garden explains everything you need to know to ensure a beautiful ever-changing display to light up your garden for the months and years ahead.
Andi Clevely has spent thirty-five years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Thereafter he was for many years employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He now lives in Wales, where he writes about gardening and tends his own hillside garden. His many books include Patios, Water in the Garden, City Garden, Plants in Pots and the bestselling Allotment Garden. As a journalist he writes regularly for The Garden, Homes and Gardens, The Field and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. In 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year. Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specializes in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.
If you are new to gardening, this book will introduce you to the idea of designing with flowers and give you the confidence to choose wisely for your particular plot. Country & Border Life Useful for all gardeners whether you are a beginner or a budding Alan Titchmarsh! I'd recommend it to anyone with or trying to aquire green fingers. Longridge News Unsure what to plant up that empty border with? Then this paperback will take you through all the steps you need to follow in order to make the decision about what's right for you. Matching plants to their purpose is an important part of that choice as deciding whether to buy, grow from seed or sew outdoors. And it's all backed up with lovely colour photos. Amateur Gardening