If you want to make a satisfying garden you have to pay at least as much attention to foliage as to flowers. In this classic work gardening guru Christopher Lloyd tells us all we need to about using leaves in the garden - what to look for, what to avoid, shapes, sizes, habits, textures and colours. Writing with the skill and pleasure which distinguish his other classic, The Well Tempered Garden, he offers plants of every kind, from shrubs to grasses - evergreen and deciduous, hardy and tender, perennials and annuals, all of them worth growing for their foliage as well as for their flowers. He also suggests, with the aid of sketches and plans, what can be done with them in different positions, from the shady border to the sunny bed.
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Reading his books, you find a friend. Suddenly the sharpness is directed at other people, and the voluminous brain is at your service. ( Independent on Sunday)
Few other authors can teach you as much about the practical nuts and bolts of horticulture, and above their sheer enjoyability these are invaluable referemce books, made all the more useful by being well indexed. ( BBC Gardens Illustrated)
If you haven't read it yet, now's your chance! ( English Garden)
Christopher Lloyd remains our most readable and entertaining gardening writer. Even those who can never aspire to his gardening heights will relish his many books. 'Foliage Plants' shows him at his opiniated best. ( Oldie)
Full of good advice and acute observation. ( Irish Garden)
Packed with advice on which foliage plants to grow for maximum effect in situations such as shady beds, against walls and in mixed borders. ( Daily Mail)
Christopher Lloyd was among the best informed, liveliest, most worthwhile gardening writers of our time and the author of a host of classics. He lived in Northiam, East Sussex and died in January 2006.
Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, first worked at the Beth Chatto Gardens as a student, over twenty years ago, and has remained a close friend of Beth's ever since.
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