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This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 160 inspirational photographs. Everything you need to know at a glance in one handy and beautifully illustrated practical guide. Full photographic directory of over 45 varieties of spring bulbs, including Crocus, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Hyacinthus, Iris, Muscari, Narcissus, Scilla and Tulipa. It offers advice on buying and planting, plus ideas for creating 'natural' designs using beds, borders and containers. It covers common pests and diseases, and how to deal with them.
The magnificent sight of a bright display of spring bulbs in bloom makes these flowers universally loved. There can be no better sign that winter is passing than the appearance of the first of the new season's spring bulbs pushing their way up through the ground. This beautiful handbook contains advice for planting, propagating, feeding and lifting bulbs, with a wonderfully illustrated directory that explains the history, growth, hue, height and suitability of 45 varieties. There are cultivation ideas for using spring bulbs in the garden and indoors, and in window boxes, pots and tubs. Spring Bulbs will help you to herald the coming of spring with a magnificent display.
Peter McHoy is a well-known and highly respected author and journalist. He has written over 60 books on gardening and compiled and edited The Gardener's Diary, as well as running a horticultural photographic library.