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Sink and Container Gardening By Chris Wheeler

Sink and Container Gardening

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Planting suggestions and practical advice to achieving success with pots, hanging baskets and other containers. The guide provides help on individual species with planting plans on: dwarf shrubs and conifers; grasses and sedges; perennials; bulbs; herbs; and alpines.

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Sink and Container Gardening by Chris Wheeler

Planting suggestions and practical advice to achieving success with pots, hanging baskets and other containers. The guide provides help on individual species with planting plans on: dwarf shrubs and conifers; grasses and sedges; perennials; bulbs; herbs; and alpines.

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Large gardens, small gardens, window sills, front steps: all provide areas for planted containers to brighten up and provide seasonal interest. From dwarf shrubs and trees to the tiniest alpine plant, displayed in an attractive pot or trough, they bring an instant splash of colour or form to an otherwise empty area. Whilst in theory any plant can be grown in a container, the dwarf plants are happier and easier to please using this growing medium. Herbs, perennials and bulbs are all ideal subjects and are discussed in depth but the most striking are the sinks and troughs of alpines. The perfection of these tiny jewels can only truly be seen in miniature landscapes such as those provided in sinks, pans and troughs. They can be kept clean, protected and, being slightly raised, appreciated more. Sempervivums and sedums tend to look their best grown in pans either mixed together to create a tapestry of foliage or individually in groups. The authors, Chris and Valerie Wheeler, are both trained horticulturalists and run a nursery specialising in dwarf hardy plants so speak with authority on a the subject of sink and container gardening. Photographed by Chris all sorts of ingenious plantings are shown and the attractive drawings of Melanie Clitheroe offer further ideas. Due to the recent plethora of gardening books on container gardening, I feel that this book would have benefited from confining itself just to sinks and troughs. Where they do depart from these feels slightly disparate, the authors' main interest of alpines being so obvious. However, the professional advice on how to plant and display containers is far superior to other similar books which merely present a superficial picture for a seasonal planter rather than a long-term planting and the book offers many attractive inspirations for gardeners of all abilities.

Table of Contents


Part I ideas: why use sinks and containers?; choosing sinks and containers; siting and grouping containers; plant selection; planning your planting scheme. Part II practicalities: preparation, planting and maintenance; problems, pests and diseases; planting plans. Part III plants: plant descriptions.

Additional information

GOR010738368
Sink and Container Gardening by Chris Wheeler
Chris Wheeler
Used - Like New
Paperback
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
2001-05-24
144
1861082002
9781861082008
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.