This stylish and simple guide to one of the most popular forms of gardening equips you with all the practical information you might need and inspires with creative ideas to suit all tastes.
Taking you through the four components of success and choosing an appropriate pot, selecting a suitable plant, identifying a favourable site and using the best growing method.
And it shows you how to make effective and changing plant displays in containers and maintain them with ease.
About the Author
Andi Clevely has spent thirty-five years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Thereafter he was for many years employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He now lives in Wales, where he writes about gardening and tends his own hillside garden.
His many books include Patios, Water in the Garden, City Garden, Plants in Pots and the best selling Allotment Garden. As a journalist he writes regularly for The Garden, Homes and Gardens, The Field and BBC Gardener's World Magazine. In 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year.
About the Photographer
Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specialises in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.
Lots of inspiration and practical advice here for those of you who are about to create some potfuls of colour. Oxford Times A simple hardback to guide you through all the do's and don'ts of pot gardening. A nice mixture of design ideas and down to earth advice. Amateur Gardening The ideal gift for a container gardener keen to extend their repertoire... Clevely reinforces what most gardeners know: that with a thoughtfully assembled collection of containers and plants, a concrete patch can become a potted paradise. Evening Standard
Series: Simply Gardening Ser.
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 28th March 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 22.0 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.56