The unique reference book that will lead gardeners effortlessly to the plants that will look best and grow best in their own particular garden. Over 1,500 garden plants are systematically organized according to growing conditions, purpose and appearance.
Nicola Ferguson was born in 1949 and brought up in Northern Ireland. She has a PhD in psychology, and she has also become an experienced gardener. She now lives with her husband and one daughter in Edinburgh, where they have a north facing, high-walled garden.
Metric conversion table Abbreviations and symbols used in the lists Introduction Guide to the lists of plants Acknowledgements
Lists of plants Plants suitable for shallow soils over chalk Plants suitable for acid soils Plants suitable for heavy clay soils Plants suitable for dry soils in hot, sunny sites Plants suitable for damp and wet soils (including plants suitable for shallow water) Plants tolerant of dry shade Plants tolerant of dense shade Shrubs (90 cm/3 ft and over) and trees suitable for windswept seaside gardens Trees, shrubs and climbers tolerant of atmospheric pollution Plants suitable for ground-cover Climbing plants (including shrubs needing support in order to grow upright) Hedging plants Trees, shrubs and climbers suitable for growing in containers Plants suitable for crevices in paving Plants with variegated leaves Plants with grey, blue-grey or 'silver' leaves Plants with red, purple or bronze leaves Plants with yellow or yellow-green leaves Plants with decorative, green foliage Plants with colourful autumn foliage (including plants with evergreen leaves which change colour in late autumn and winter) Plants with aromatic leaves Plants with ornamental fruit Plants with ornamental bark and twigs (including the canes of bamboos) Plants with flowers suitable for cutting (including flowers or seed-heads suitable for drying) Plants with fragrant flowers Winter-flowering plants Plants with green flowers Addresses of suppliers Index of botanical names Index of common names
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