the gardener's practical guide to annuals, bulbs & perennials An illustrated encyclopedia of flower plants containing more than 1800 beautiful photographs Richard Bird and Kathy Brown - How to identify, select, plant and maintain a wide range of beautiful plants for seasonal variety throughout the year, and to suit all types of soils, climates and locations. Inspirational ideas for using and combining annuals, perennials and bulbs to best effect in different situations, from easy family gardens to formal borders and eye-catching patio containers. Illustrated with 1800 stunning photographs. Annuals, bulbs and perennials can provide a stunning display of dazzling hues and striking shapes in any garden and in any season. From daffodils and daisies to lilies and lobelia, this inspiring book shows how you can make the most of these popular plants to create a truly glorious garden throughout the year. Practical step-by-step techniques for planting in different sites and soil types are outlined, as well as expert information on preparing the ground, watering, feeding, deadheading, propagation, overwintering, and recognizing and dealing with pests and diseases. The accompanying directory provides information on 350 recommended plants. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Authors: Richard Bird is the author of many practical gardening books including Essential Plants for the Garden. Kathy Brown is a well known gardener and author. Amongst her books are Edible Flowers and Create a Cottage Garden.