A new and updated edition of one of Dr Hessayon's indispensable "Expert" titles. This book really is another "must have" for gardeners of all backgrounds who want to bring the colour of bedding plants to their gardens. For the beginner it has everything--from the straightforward advantages of buying plants or sowing seeds to the simplicity of bedding out, together with the secrets of success in plant care.
The heart of the book will appeal to gardeners of every level of experience. The extensive A to Z, from Abutilon to Zinnia, is a well illustrated catalogue of plants. It contains "need to know" details on your favourite bedding plants and may well present you with new challenges. Among the wide variety of colourfully illustrated plants you will almost certainly find a tempting addition for your garden. Whether it be in pots, troughs, hanging baskets or the borders and rockeries, of small or large gardens, there are inspiring choices for Spring, Summer and Winter. All in all this is a straightforward and enjoyable guide that should provide a perennial source of reference and ideas. --T W Falinska