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Colour in the Garden Val Bourne

Colour in the Garden By Val Bourne

Colour in the Garden by Val Bourne

Condition - Very Good
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An inspirational sourcebook on the use of colour in the garden, with tried-and-tested planting schemes suitable for all seasons. Colour in the Garden is organized season by season, and packed with accessible plant information and colour combinations that really work.

Colour in the Garden Summary

Colour in the Garden by Val Bourne

A sumptuously colourful garden has the extraordinary power to lift the spirits no matter the time of year. Yet many people struggle to create their own colour combinations that are suitable to site and soil, and which take their gardens through the seasons. This new book provides inspiration and practical advice for gardeners wishing to improve their plantings, both in appearance and in use. Val Bourne shows how varied and vibrant plantings can enhance the look of beds and borders, and how - with a little planning - they can be beautiful features for much longer than one season. Colour in the Garden is particularly useful for those with small gardens, where every inch of space must work hard for as long as possible. Written by a true plantswoman and experienced gardener, with an in-depth knowledge of plants and how they behave, as well as a strong and creative sense of colour, this guide will revolutionize the way we think about colour in our gardens and ensure that no gardener will ever feel at a loss again.

Colour in the Garden Reviews

'This book provides all the impetus you could need to get sowing and planting. Bourne's colour palette - is right up my street, and page after page of glorious photographs shows planting combinations I want to emulate.' - THE SUNDAY TIMES ' - packed with tips on keeping a plot colourful throughout the year.' - COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE 'Val Bourne's book is a timely reminder that colour is the reason why many of us get excited about plants - beautifully shot, well captioned photographs - While the primary focus of the book is, inevitably, the colour, Bourne manages to sprinkle her text with all manner of practical tips and anecdotes - a super source of inspiration and advice, and a great book for those who want to extend the colour in their garden into new seasons.' - GARDENS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE, included in their 10 favourite books of 2011 ' - a celebration of exuberant colour combinations in the garden - with each season containing three 'colour recipes' that really work at that time of year. Val Bourne knows her plants intimately, and her descriptions are vivid and enjoyable to read, thrown in with hard-working practical tips and asides.' - HOUSE AND GARDEN MAGAZINE 'Occasionally a new title is released which makes me think differently about my garden or how I garden. One such new book is Colour in the Garden by plantswoman Val Bourne.' - THE BIRMINGHAM POST

About Val Bourne

Val Bourne is an award-winning gardens writer, journalist, photographer and lecturer who contributes regularly to the Daily Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated and Saga Magazine. She is author of The Natural Gardener (2004) and The Winter Garden (2006).

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Colour in the Garden by Val Bourne
Used - Very Good
Merrell Publishers Ltd
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 - Colour in the Garden