Liz Dobbs - 1001 Plants - Octopus

1001 Plants

You must grow before you die

By Liz Dobbs

  • Paperback
  • £20.00

The definitive guide to plants for the home gardener.

The definitive guide to plants for the home gardener.

With so many plants in the world, this book helps you to navigate the myriad number of species and hybrids available and learn what to look for when choosing varieties. The plants in this book are featured for being particularly enjoyable or delightful - edible fruits, tender vegetables or fresh herbs, ornamental flowers, eye-catching foliage or plants with evocative scents. Others have a pleasing architectural shape, strange texture or other curious quality that make them worthy of note.

The flowers, trees and herbs have been chosen by an expert team of garden writers and plant lovers, with the home gardener in mind and full-colour photographs, authoritative text, and at-a-glance growing information is provided for each selected plant. Expert contributors discuss plants from Europe, the USA and Australia, selecting plants based on authoritative plant awards, impartial trials and records, and feedback from gardeners.

Biographical Notes

ABOUT THE GENERAL EDITOR

Liz Dobbs, formerly editor-in-chief of Gardens Monthly magazine, is the author of over ten co-edition plant and garden books. After training as a plant physiologist, Liz organized plant and tool trials for Which? magazine for ten years before writing, researching, and consulting on a wide range of consumer gardening issues.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844037926
  • Publication date: 05 May 2016
  • Page count: 960
  • Imprint: Cassell
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