An easy-to-read, practical guide to growing native orchids and a compelling call to action for British gardeners to help save our threatened species.
-- Mandy Bradshaw, gardening journalist and blogger
Such delicate illustrations in this informative book. A must for orchid growers.
-- Graeme Kay, BSBI county recorder
Everything you need to know is here, presented in a very readable and interesting way. The many excellent illustrations, photographs and diagrams further enhance the quality of this volume.
-- John Hawksford, author of The Flora of Staffordshire & BSBI recorder
This excellent book has inspired me to establish some native orchids in my patch - the authors make failure sound difficult. Highly accessible, encouraging, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable.
-- Bunny Guinness, Gardener's Question Time
A great guide that shows how, with a little preparation, beautiful native orchids can be grown by anyone, in a range of garden settings, helping to conserve species under threat in the wild.
-- Ian and Teresa Moss, Rare Plant Fairs
A beautifully produced book with charming illustrations and images of our native orchids. It is sure to encourage more gardeners to propagate these threatened plants
-- Dr Nick Owens, author of The Bees of Norfolk
We don't usually consider orchids as garden plants, but perhaps we should. With historical notes on orchid collection and decline, a discussion of orchid biology and neat descriptions of the species and their suitability for cultivation, this fascinating book makes the idea of filling the garden with unexpected and beautiful orchids seem eminently achievable.
-- Naomi Slade, author of The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops
Every page a delight, easy to read and beautifully illustrated with photographs, paintings and drawings. Designed to be 'dipped into' for information and practical advice or just become enthralled with our exquisite native orchids.
-- Margaret Howells, gardener and lecturer in Biology