The Conservatory Gardener

The Conservatory Gardener

by Anne Swithinbank (Author), Anne Swithinbank (Author)


This illustrated catalogue contains 1500 of the best greenhouse plants, selected by the author from first-hand experience. She groups her plant selection according to their most useful function - as specimen plants for impact, climbers for background and shade, trailing plants, foliage plants, flowering and fruiting plants for attractive seasonal effects, and aquatic plants.;The book gives advice and information on providing the best conditions for growing plants in a conservatory, including ways of regulating light, temperature and humidity. There are also ideas for interior landscaping. Cultivation of plants is described in "Plant Care" which tells all that is needed to know to achieve success in growing exotic plants in a conservatory.;The author is a regular presenter of BBC TV's "Gardener's World" and a panellist on BBC Radio's "Gardener's Question Time" and has been in charge of the glasshouses at the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley. Other books she has written include "A Handbook of Greehouse and Conservatory Plants", "The Gardeners' World Book of House Plants" and "The Gardeners' World Book of Container Gardening".


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 192
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Published: 15 Apr 1993

ISBN 10: 0711207518
ISBN 13: 9780711207516