This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 160 beautiful photographs. Everything you need to know at a glance in one handy and beautifully illustrated practical guide. It is a full photographic directory of over 50 varieties of summer bulbs, including Allium, Begonia, Canna, Crocosmia, Cyclamen, Dahlia, Gladiolus, Lilium and Scilla. It offers advice on buying and planting, plus creative ideas for growing summer bulbs in beds, borders and containers. It also covers common pests and diseases, and how to deal with them. There is a great diversity and beauty to be found among summer-flowering bulbs. Many, such as lilies and dahlias, are available in a magnificent variety of sizes, shapes and hues, and bulbs such as gladioli provide outstanding cut flowers. This book explains how to grow summer bulbs in the garden, house and conservatory, with cultivation ideas for using pots, tubs and window boxes, and making creative displays in beds and borders. An illustrated directory provides botanical descriptions of over 50 varieties, and there is also information about planting, propagation and growing. The book will help you to create stunning displays of these wonderful bulbs.
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