Gardening with Hardy Heathers (Hardback)
  • Gardening with Hardy Heathers (Hardback)
zoom

Gardening with Hardy Heathers (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£30.00
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 10/09/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The sight of a wild landscape covered with heathers in full bloom is breathtaking, so it is little surprise that people have found ways of introducing these rewarding plants into their gardens. Here they excel, offering color in the drabbest months and a huge diversity of height, habit, and other valuable characteristics in return for modest cultural demands. This comprehensive and highly informative account encompasses the heaths and heathers of the closely related genera Calluna, Daboecia, and Erica, whose shared characteristics and similar cultural requirements make them broadly compatible in a variety of garden situations. These plants have enhanced people's lives for millennia and a full discussion of their naming, uses and other interactions with humans is explored in detail. A fascinating account of the unique ecological niche they occupy - including their remarkable adaptation to make use of the nitrogen and phosphorus unavailable to most other plants - provides a fitting context for discussion of their specific cultural needs. With more than 700 cultivated varieties of Calluna alone, selecting the right heather for the right place can be daunting. The detailed selection of cultivated hardy heathers conveniently provides gardeners with the best garden performers while further lists allow them to search for heathers for specific qualities, such as heat tolerance, ground cover, or early summer blooming. Design options for displaying heathers at their best in the garden are provided along with advice on spacing, pruning, propagation, pests, and diseases. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated work, classic wild-collected cultivars are described alongside the latest introductions to produce an invaluable reference that will inspire heather enthusiasts and gardeners for generations to come.

Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881927825
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 1084 g
Dimensions: 264 x 187 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Bonsai with Japanese Maples
Added to basket
Shrubs
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Handbook of Scotland's Trees
Added to basket
Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
Added to basket
The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs
Added to basket
The Bonsai Specialist
Added to basket
The Concise Book of Figs
Added to basket
The Holistic Orchard
Added to basket
Dogwoods
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
A Passion For Trees
Added to basket
Hedges and Hedgelaying
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.