The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers  - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback)
  • The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers  - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback)

The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 29/03/2021
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Demonstrating how you can create a true floral oasis in any small space, be it doorstep, windowsill or patio, Parkinson’s inspiring volume shares the secrets of gardening done entirely in pots.

Arthur Parkinson's town garden is like a path of pots, a tiny, exposed stage on bricks. Despite its small size, a flower-filled jungle in Venetian tones is grown here each year, in defiance of urbanisation. The plants act like drapes, closing gently as their growth engulfs the front door, from either side of the path, to the buzz of precious bees.

This is gardening done entirely in pots, yet on a grand scale that will inspire anyone who wants their doorstep or patio to be a glamorous and lively canvas that nurtures them visually and mentally. From jewel scatterings of crocus, flocks of parrot tulips and scented sweet peas to galaxies of single dahlias, towering giraffes of amaryllises grown inside for winter and endless vases of cut blooms through the seasons.

With his bantam hens at his feet, Arthur shares his life, knowledge, flair and influences for planting creatively, all of which combine to create a space that's rich in ever-changing colour and life.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780857839176
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 997 g
Dimensions: 248 x 194 x 24 mm


'The Flower Yard is simply gorgeous. Inspirational, sumptuous and packed with refreshingly down-to-earth advice. I love this book.' - Nigel Slater

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“Beautiful book”

I have been looking at this book for a while and finally bought a copy. It is absolutely beautiful with lots of wonderful advice and about creating a flower garden in pots. Arthur is obviously very passionate.

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A sumptuous vision, a voyage in colour, light and transparency.

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“Love this book!”

This is a great book - really unique and inspiring.
I am a big Sarah Raven fan so I discovered Arthur through their podcast together. I do love growing in pots and I bought the book for inspiration on this front and... More

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