Cottage Garden Annuals: Grown from Seed for Summer-long Colour by Clive Lane
This guide concentrates on the plants that have been the stalwarts of the cottage garden for over 100 years and includes improved forms, cultivars and hybrids. Its main focus is a detailed look at traditional annuals and how to use and care for them. The book also covers planting in shady and sunny places, choosing plants for containers and the creative use of colour for subtlety or more extrovert effects. Propagation, pests and diseases, and growing plants for difficult areas are also included.