With umbels, spires and bright button-like dots, new perennial planting is perfect for the beginner gardener; intensely beautiful, swift to establish, simple to upkeep, beloved by bees and incredible even in tiny spaces.
Brilliant and Wild draws on make-it-yourself, grow-it-yourself trends, and the surge in interest in wilder, greener gardens. The book provides all the tools and information needed to create a gorgeous and sustainable garden that is fully established in a matter of months.
For a single person with only a spade, this highly practical book:
- shows the practical steps to making a garden that blooms within a matter of months
- explains how to choose plants that knit happily together for sparkling displays
- includes over 30 of newest and best flower varieties and explains how to use them
- unlocks the secrets of new planting style for virgin gardeners
- shares tips and tricks for plants that love birds, bees, bugs and butterflies
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Lucy Bellamy worked as a primary-school teacher but changed careers after studying horticulture at Chelsea Physic Garden. She now designs gardens and writes about gardening in the Guardian Weekend magazine and several national gardening magazines, including Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden. She is a regular contributor to the award winning into-gardens.com. Lucy has appeared on BBC television and radio and was featured on The Great British Bake Off.
Jason Ingram is an award-winning photographer who travels widely, photographing gardens, plants, food and people for magazines, books and advertising. He also works with Dan Pearson on his weekly gardening column for the Observer. His most recent book was The Cut Flower Patch, with Louise Curley. Jason won the Garden Media Guild Photographer of the Year Award in 2013 and 2014.