It covers seventy genera of many nostalgic gardeners favourite flowers, with many species and garden varieties of each of those. All should be available in commerce, without too much hunting. There are also one hundred and twenty colour photographs of the flowers themselves, almost all the pictures being taken of plants in the garden in Scotland.
The book enables gardeners to create gardens abounding in interest and beauty, scent and colour.
DAVID STUART has been writing books and articles about plants and gardens for many years. Books have appeared under major imprints, including Harvard University Press, Penguin, and Frances Lincoln. Articles have appeared regularly in UK national newspapers. His website is at http://www.david-stuart.co.uk
A review of PLANTS FROM THE PAST on which the present book is based, from World of Interiors: ‘Full of much valuable information, much of it gleaned from old herbals and even more from the authors’ practical experience in their nursery. It îs written in a thoroughly engaging style that sometimes allows bracingly sharp claws to emerge from ve1vet paws’
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