Gardening with Climbers

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9780002192200: Gardening with Climbers

This reference book describes many species of plant which can be grown against a wall or a fence and up trellis and pergolas, and for each one gives cultivation requirements, season of interest and its suitability for a sunny or shady position.

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Inspiring colour photographs throughout illustrate the wide range of roles for climbers in the garden. Includes the glorious tropical climbers, suitable for outdoor use in warm climates or conservatories in cooler climates.

• Separate chapters on roses, honeysuckles and clematis
• Covers evergreen and deciduous woody climbers as well as annual and herbaceous species
• All the practical information you need to care for your climbers and advise on planting, pruning and support
• Classic gardening book, with a directory of over 1,000 climbing plants

Climbing plants provide some of the most magnificent sights in our gardens, from rose-clad arches and house walls draped in wisteria to delicate clematis growing through an old tree. The majority of gardens have boundary walls or fences, arches or pergolas over which to grow climbers and in many town gardens the vertical space is all-important. Selecting the right subjects is crucial and 'Gardening with Climbers' helps you to choose climbing plants for every purpose. You may want a deciduous twining plant such as golden hop or a vine to give summer shelter over a pergola, an evergreen climber like ivy to cover an unsightly building, or scented honeysuckles and roses to drapes over an arch or plant near a seat.

The first section of the book discusses the appeal and the requirements of different kinds of climber and makes suggestions for exciting plant associations for well-loved species. It also gives practical guidelines on the cultivation of climbers, including pruning as well as training and support. The introduction is illustrated throughout with inspiring colour photographs of climbers in a variety of garden situations, enhancing walls and buildings or camouflaging less attractive structures.

The comprehensive directory, illustrated with glorious colour photographs, describes the many climbing species suitable for growing in our gardens. For each, a detailed description is given, as well as cultivation requirements and season of interest. In addition to chapters on the wide range of temperate evergreen climbers which, in temperate gardens, can bring a tropical feel to a conservatory. With its alphabetical listings and inclusion of the latest varieties and cultivars, the directory is both easy to use and totally up-to-date.

All these features make this an invaluable reference book and source of inspiration for anyone wishing to choose the right climbers and ensure that they have maximum impact in the garden.

About the Author:

Christopher Grey-Wilson formerly a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Kew, is a well-known writer and plant specialist. He writes regularly for gardening and botanical magazines and is the author of a number of books.

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Christopher Grey-Wilson
Published by Wm Collins & Sons & Co (1982)
ISBN 10: 0002192209 ISBN 13: 9780002192200
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2192209

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