This stylish and simple guide to one of the most popular forms of gardening equips you with all the practical information you might need and inspires with creative ideas to suit all tastes. Taking you through the four components of success ... choosing an appropriate pot, selecting a suitable plant, identifying a favourable site and using the best growing method ... it shows you how to make effective and changing plant displays in containers and maintain them with ease.
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. The work of photographer Mark Bolton has been published in most of the high-quality lifestyle and garden/home magazines in Europe and he has been principal photographer for a number of books. He lives in Bristol.