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Plants for Ponds Peter Robinson

Plants for Ponds By Peter Robinson

Plants for Ponds by Peter Robinson

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This illustrated book shows how choosing the right plants can turn the simplest pond or water feature into a dramatic statement. Arranged alphabetically for ease of reference, there should be a plant to suit every water feature.

Plants for Ponds Summary

Plants for Ponds: Rock and Water Features by Peter Robinson

This lavishly illustrated book shows how choosing the right plants can turn the simplest pond or a water feature into a dramatic statement. A helpful section on rock and water garden design contains a wealth of colourful illustrated plans showing different constructions, including rocky ponds and pools, wildlife pools, streams and cascades. Each garden plan includes a detailed plant list identifying the plants used, to help you create your own successful water gardens. An all-important plant directory details the main plant groups, including submerged, deepwater, marginal and moisture-loving plants. Arranged alphabetically for ease of reference, you are sure to find the ideal plants to suit your water feature.

Plants for Ponds Reviews

If you are planning a pond or already have one which you want to refurbish, Peter Robinson offers an excellent guide to plants for ponds, rock and water features. Attractively illustrated and containing several interesting planting schemes, he offers his wealth of gardening experience in an easy to understand practical guide for novices and those more experienced alike. Describing marginals, oxygenators, deep water and bog plants in clear and concise fashion, you are guaranteed to choose the right plant for the situation and purpose. For once clearly explaining planting depths unlike similar books, Robinson offers a good reference point for all those seeking to add water to their garden. Propagation advice, pest and disease control and general pond maintenance are also included making this a one-stop handbook for pond-lovers. - Lucy Watson

About Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Principal of Capel Manor in 1968 and built up a thriving horticultural college over the next 16 years. While a Director of Stapeley Water Gardens, in Cheshire, England, he designed award winning gardens for various flower shows, including the internationally acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show. He is a regular contributor to garden magazines and has also written a number of books. Peter Anderson is an experienced photographer. He has worked for various publications such as Gardens Illustrated and Architectural Digest.

Table of Contents

Rock and water in gardens: choosing a style; rock pools and ponds; a slate rock pool; raised pools; a shady raised pool; wildlife pools; a tranquil wildlife pool; bog gardens; a small bog garden; gravel grdens; a dried river bed; streams and cascades; a cascading stream; a rock stream; small water features; a cobble fountain; a brimming urn. Planting water and rock gardens: planning planting schemes; plant types and environments; planting aquatics; planting techniques; propagation techniques; plant pests and diseases. Plant directory: free-floating plants; oxygenating plants; deep-water plants; waterlilies; lotus; marginals; moisture-loving plants; ferns; ornamental grasses; trees and shrubs; alpines.

Additional information

Plants for Ponds: Rock and Water Features by Peter Robinson
Used - Very Good
Anness Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Plants for Ponds