Beautifully photographed in full colour, Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland contains over 1,000 species and is the perfect guide for any enthusiast of the natural world, from the acclaimed and award-winning Roger Phillips.
From woodlands and meadows to hedgerows and your own garden, this book enables you to identify all the wild flowers found on the British Isles. The plants are arranged month-by-month, in order of flowering, and by turning the pages through the book you pass through the year.
Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland also contains fascinating details such as descriptions of habitat, rarity, distribution of each plant, the height, flowering period, and background either medical or historical. With both English and botanical names and an index to make navigation easy, this is a comprehensive and essential photographic guide to the wild flowers found in Britain and Ireland.
In 1975 Roger Phillips began his life’s major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the world’s garden plants. He set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals. His first book, Wild Flowers of Britain (1977), was a huge success, selling 400,000 copies in the first year. He has since written over thirty additional volumes (often with his co-author Martyn Rix) selling over 6 million copies worldwide.
Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC & Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognised figure in the world of gardening.