This glorious book shows how bulbs can be used to transform your garden, not just in spring but for every season. A fascinating overview of the history of bulbs is followed by a comprehensive practical section. Clear and helpful step-by-step techniques show how to plant bulbs in beds and borders, beneath trees, in grass, and in different tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. There is expert information on feeding, watering, deadheading, propagation and overwintering, as well as how to identify the different pests and diseases and how best to deal with them. An easy-to-use bulb directory presents the best bulbs for colour, scent, shape and different soil and climate conditions. Succinct text entries provide information on the origins, hardiness and cultivation of over fifty key bulbs. The Complete Practical Handbook of Garden Bulbs How to create a spectacular flowering garden throughout the year in lawns, beds, borders, boxes, containers and hanging baskets Kathy Brown CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author Kathy Brown has written a number of books, including Creative Container Gardening, Create a Cottage Garden and Edible Flowers, published by Aquamarine. Many of the photographs in this book were taken in her garden, which is open to the public under the National Garden Scheme and has a starred entry in the Good Gardens Guide. She is also a qualified landscape garden designer.
Biblio Notes'This does exactly what it says on the cover, with plenty of advice for creating spectacular bulb displays all year round.' BBC Gardeners World Magazine Over 60 varieties of bulb and a guide to growing them in every season, with over 800 photographs An expert gardening reference to help you choose and plant an array of reliable and beautiful bulbs Practical advice on growing and caring for bulbs, including over-wintering, propagation, and general tasks such as dead-heading, watering and feeding Includes an easy-to-use photographic directory of bulbs, with detailed advice on key varieties and their growing requirements Inspirational ideas for bulbs in the garden, and for eye-catching container displays that you can enjoy throughout the year
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