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RHS Wisley Handbook: Cottage Garden Flowers (Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Handbooks)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | RHS Wisley Handbook: Cottage Garden Flowers (Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Handbooks).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Sue Philips(Author)

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Informal mixed planting of flowers massed together and beds drenched in colour throughout the summer are the prime features of cottage gardens. This concise, illustrated handbook is an invaluable reference tool for both amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike, providing useful tips on how best to create a medley of garden flowers. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems and the directory of recommended species will ensure successful results.

The Chairman of the Cottage Garden Society is an apt choice to write this Royal Horticultural Society Wisley handbook to cottage garden flowers. Sue Phillips has long championed this attractive method of gardening so typical of the English countryside - the billowing, overcrowded, colourful medley of summer flowers redolent of old watercolours and overly popular with chocolate box manufacturers. An easy option many people think but without a little care and attention in the planning stages, an overgrown mess. This is an attractively produced, informative guide to this enduring method of gardening. From initial design to choosing the correct plants, propagation and aftercare along with a wealth of helpful hints, Sue Phillips offers a great insight into the history and ongoing pleasure of cottage gardening. Shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals and perennials are all looked at, the best varieties suggested and planting uses explained to give even the smallest container a cottage garden feel. As Sue says in her introduction, cottage garden plants are not only found in the country but in towns and on flat balconies too and here she demonstrates this most ably. Part of the RHS Wisley handbook series, this is a comprehensive and concise look at cottage garden flowers, fully illustrated and clearly written. Aimed at both the amateur and professional grower, this is an invaluable addition to any serious horticulturalist's bookshelf. - Lucy Watson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Book details

  • PDF | 96 pages
  • Sue Philips(Author)
  • Mitchell Beazley; 01 edition (15 Feb. 2008)
  • English
  • 8
  • Home & Garden

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  • By D Everton on 2 September 2017

    Very helpful thank you

  • By J. S. Karlovsky on 22 September 2013

    I bought this book as it is by the RHS and it was cheap. As a beginner gardener I found it very informative, and very nicely produced. The pictures are all colour and of excellent quality. There are many pictures both of individual plants and whole gardens for inspiration. It has a little about the history of cottage gardens and lists details of many of the more common cottage garden plants many with pictures. I would say this and the Geoff Hamilton book, are the best I've read on the subject so far.

  • By Arthur P on 14 December 2011

    I expected more from this book but it is a good starting point for anyone seeking a cottage garden.An interesting intro about the history of the british cottage garden but I was disapointed with the small number of photos and small number of plant listings.

  • By L D G on 1 July 2011

    Yet another helpful addition to a gardeners collection. Wisley handbooks are easy to read yet packed with info, pictures on the chosen topic. This is number five in my collection and am going for more..

  • By nostellgreenlady on 2 June 2013

    I think it was a good choice.Informative and well written.I did cheat and read it myself first.A good buy.Excellent pictures

  • By Sharon Cole on 7 June 2010

    This is a great little book, full of ideas in making the perfect cottage garden.

  • By mr s on 25 July 2015

    There's not much to this book especially for a rhs book

  • By Hillsider on 26 January 2016

    An interesting little book, only 96 pages but gives you all the information you need to know for the majority of cottage garden varieties. Also a comprehensive over-view of cottage gardening in general.

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