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  • Published: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140671
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Gardeners' World: Flowers

Planning and Planting for Continuous Colour


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An inspiring, practical guide to the stunning Gardeners' World flower gardens at Greenacre, from the gardening expert and former presenter who created them, Toby Buckland

Over two years the professionals at Gardeners' World created a series of beautiful flower gardens from a disused playing field in Birmingham. Here Toby Buckland reveals how you can adopt the tried and tested methods used at Gardeners' World to create your own year-round flower garden in this beautifully illustrated guide to the flower gardens at Greenacre.

Split into achievable front and back garden plots, the Greenacre gardens accommodate a range of garden designs, aspects and plant-types, from a luscious twilight garden for evening scent and nectar-filled bee border to attract beneficial wildlife, to a hardy coastal garden to show what you can do with very dry soil. Toby talks through the concept, planting and maintenance requirements of each garden, describing every flower in full and assessing the environmental benefits of each one. And he expertly demonstrates how to make bespoke garden features, such as cobble paths and bee boxes.

Filled with stunning flower photography and expert garden advice, this inspirational and practical book is the culmination of two years of gardening at Greenacre and enables lovers of flowers to bring a little of the Gardeners' World magic to their own gardens.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140671
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Toby Buckland

Toby Buckland joined the Gardeners' World team in September 2008. Known for his creative but practical approach to gardening, he is a hands-on gardener with a passion for fruit and vegetable growing. He has a reputation for building artistic garden features made from plants and recycled materials. Toby trained and worked as a rose and pinks nurseryman and gardener before studying at Hadlow College, Kent and later worked at The University of Cambridge Botanic Garden. Toby has written for many newspapers and gardening magazines and has written one previous book, How to Make Your Garden Grow.

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