RHS Wisley Handbook: Ferns
A self purchase for hobby gardeners of both sexes and any age A gift purchase for amateur gardeners Expert information by a specialist in the field Endorsement from the UK's leading gardening authority, the Royal Horticultural Society, who now has more than 353,000 members An attractive package for any gardener One of 12 titles in this relaunched RHS Wisley Handbook series
The immense number of species and the wide range of possible growing situations of the fern family means that there is a fern to suit most parts of the garden. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of fern care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
Martin Rickard has been a fern enthusiast for the past 40 years. He has written or co-written several books on the subject as well as many magazine articles. He is a past President of the British Pteridological Society. He retired from his nursery - Rickard's Hardy Ferns - in 2002, after winning many gold medals from the RHS, including 10 years running at the Chelsea Flower Show. In 2003, in recognition of his 'advancement of science and the practice of horticulture', the RHS awarded him the Veitch Gold Memorial Medal. He lives in Worcestershire.
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15 Feb 2008
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