Carpeting your Woodland Floor
Ever been faced with a shady spot in the garden and don’t know what to plant? Or have the plants you’ve installed in such a spot refused to thrive?
Carpeting your Woodland Floor has been written to solve those problems in the smaller gardens of today. It describes a wide variety of hardy woodland and shade loving perennials, bulbs and ferns to provide colour and interest throughout the year in even the smallest of plots. Coloured leaves and variegated plants – ideal for brightening the darkness - have a chapter to themselves, while the lush elegance of ferns is described in full. Smaller, carpeting and clump forming plants to fill the nooks and crannies of the smaller shade garden are also detailed. In all, over 600 different plants are described and evaluated for beauty and utility.
The book is in three parts. The first
section describes the plants by flowering or interest sequence to take
the shade gardener through the unfolding year. The second section looks
at the practical aspects of growing in the shade, planting, dealing
with dry and wet shade, and coping with different soils. The third
section is an A-Z listing with details of height and spread (in both
inches and cms), flowering times and colours, shade tolerance, hardiness
and foliage permanence for all the plants described in the book.
Now available for the Kindle (direct links below). Other formats will be available later in 2011.
View the photographs specially taken for the book here