Many of us dream of living by the sea, but how to tackle the sometimes tricky planting conditions that coastal gardening demands? This inspirational and practical book explains how to design, plan, and plant your garden by the sea, making the most of the coastal microclimate. An exposed situation, extremes of weather, soil type, and salty air can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to design and choose the right plants that will thrive, whether it is for a windswept, sheltered, container, productive, or tropical or exotic-looking garden.
About the Authors Graham Clarke trained in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley, and then spent a year working in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. He has been a gardening writer for over 25 years and is author of many popular books, including Success with Water-saving Gardens and five other titles in the Success with series. A former editor of Horticulture Week, Clarke still contributes to this industry favorite as well as to Healthy & Organic Living, Amateur Gardening, and The Garden. John Bickerton trained as a designer and gained a wide experience in this area working for Amateur Gardening and Your Garden magazines, designing and coordinating their show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Ideal Home, Amateur Gardening Spring Show, and the National Amateur Gardening Shows including achieving a Gold Medal at Chelsea 1998.
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SKU FGN74GM0104 Table Of Contents
PART ONE: COASTAL LIFESTYLE
Why live near the coast?
The challenges of coastal gardening
The value of good garden design
PART TWO: COASTAL GARDEN STYLE
The productive coastal garden
Tropical and exotic-looking gardens
PART THREE: COASTAL PLANT STYLE
Coastal trees and hedging
Colourful coastal plants
Stunning foliage for colour
Annuals and bedding plants for colour
Ground cover plants
Climbers and wall plants
Best plants for shade
Best sun-loving plants
Intro No ISBN 978-1-86108-636-5 Video No Author John Bickerton & Graham Clarke Publication Year 2009 Dimensions 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Pages 192 Photo 573 Drawings No Other Formats No Cover Paperback
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