For most people, flowers represent the chief purpose and the most rewarding aspect of gardening. The vast assortment of flowers available today makes it possible to fill the garden with colour and fragrance throughout the seasons, but the range can be bewildering. In this book experienced gardener and distinguished garden writer Andi Clevely takes you through the essential stages of selecting the best varieties for your garden. He shows you how to choose wisely from the thousands available, judge a plant's garden merit and suitabilility, place it to best effect and care for it appropriately. Clearly and concisely - and including tips and professional insights to help you enhance your plants' performance - Flowers in the Garden explains everything you need to know to ensure a beautiful ever-changing display to light up your garden for the months and years ahead.
Andi Clevely has spent 35 years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Since then he has been employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He is currently responsible for managing a country estate and garden near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He is the author of the many books and in 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year. Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specializes in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.