The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden - Jonathan AndrewsWebb & Bower, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, short closed tears to both panels. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margin of the panels. Heavily faded at the spine and edges of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with colour photographs & drawings. From the cover: “Over the past twenty years there has been a growing public awareness of our native wild flowers, and an increasing concern for the future of these fascinating and beautiful plants.
In Creating a Wild Flower Garden Jonathan Andrews explains how comparatively easy it is to create suitable habitats for wild plants in your own gardens and provides simple instructions for the cultivation of some of the more familiar and some of the less obvious wild flowers.
Illustrated with Edith Holden’s exquisite paintings from her Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, the author also retells some of the many legends which surround each of the flowers and their past culinary,- herbal and medicinal applications. Month-by-month guides to the maintenance of the wild flower garden are included with suggested garden plans, plants to grow in order to attract butterflies and moths, and addresses of seed merchants who now specialise in wild flowers.
Whether your interest is the conservation of wild plants or a nostalgic desire to grow once familiar wild flowers, this book acts as an introduction to the joy of cultivating our native flora.”