Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting Rob Cassy

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting By Rob Cassy

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting by Rob Cassy


$36.99
Condition - Very Good
Only 1 left

Summary

Organized by season, these 100 plants selected by Rob Cassy, aim to give year-round pleasure, and transform your garden at a stroke.

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting Summary

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting by Rob Cassy

Organized by season, these 100 plants selected by Rob Cassy, aim to give year-round pleasure, and transform your garden at a stroke. As the seasons change, so your garden assumes different personalities. Spring is fresh and full of promise; summer is rich, colourful and generous; autumn is mellow and subtle; winter has a haunting sophistication. The four main chapters are divided by season and each is prefaced by a character sketch of the season and a summary of its style. Within each season the plants are listed alphabetically by their botanical name whilst cultivation notes are given which stand apart from the main text in expert advice boxes. All the featured plants will grow in a wide range of weather conditions whilst both the Latin and common plant names are given.

A Shortcut to Perfect Planting Reviews

A plantperson's dream, a novice gardener's welcome guide, this is a lavishly illustrated, well-written book to planting for interest through the seasons. From bleakest winter through to scorching summer days, Rob Cassy picks a connoisseurs selection of perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees to enliven each season with that something just a little bit more special. All readily available they tend to be ignored as difficult or unknown, nearly always contrary to reality. Mixed in are stalwart favourites such as buddleja, snowdrops and clematis but it is the more unusual - akebia, fritillaria, stachyurus and chimonanthus - that open the eyes wide. Add just one of these and garden visitors will regard you as an accomplished plantsmen when in reality all you've done is dare to buy something slightly different. Written with sound professionalism and accompanied by background information on each genus, it is an attractive, comprehensive guide to the best on offer for all months of the year. With cultivation details and notes of particular likes and dislikes, this is a book that rightly deserves a place on every gardener's bookcase. - Lucy Watson

About Rob Cassy

Rob Cassy is a partner at Garden Books in Notting Hill, London and has an excellent knowledge of the gardening book market. He has gardened in London for many years, taking full advantage of its mild climate to experiment with tender and unusual plants. Fascinated by early gardening writers, he is an authority on plant folklore and has appeared on radio and television in Britain and Japan. Rob is also the author of the Ultimate Language of Flowers and Everything You Need To Know About Gardening But Were Afraid To Ask. He is a regular contributor to magazines, such as Gardens Illustrated and is also a freelance Garden Designer.

Table of Contents

Winter; spring; summer; autumn; conclusion.

Additional information

GOR004061369
9781840912807
1840912804
A Shortcut to Perfect Planting by Rob Cassy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
20021015
160
N/A
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 - A Shortcut to Perfect Planting