First published in 1948, W. Arnold-Forster's "Shrubs for the Milder Counties" is a classic in its field. Based on the author's long practical experience in his garden on a Cornish moor, it covers a wide range of shrubs that can be grown in the milder and maritime parts of Britain, and reviews many hardy shrubs that can be grown successfully in the colder counties. The writing is extraordinarily fresh and valid for today's gardeners. This new edition contains an Addendum of Plant Name Changes by Peter Clough.
W. Arnold-Forster studied at the Slade School of Art, under Tonks. He joined the Navy in the First World War, and then settled in a bleak house high above the cliff in west Cornwall. Here he worked for the League of Nations, wrote, painted, and gardened.