Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers

Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers

by Christopher Lloyd (Author)


A scholar among professional gardeners, Christopher Lloyd is famous throughout the English-speaking world for his articles in Country Life - decades of sustained brilliance and entertainment, unparalleled in gardening journalism. He is renowned also in Britain for the gardens of his Sussex home, Great Dixter, where he ceaselessly experiments with new ideas. Thirty years ago he wrote the classic Well-Tempered Garden. Now, he presents his lifetime's study of the gardener's main materials - perennial plants. Describing over one thousand plants, with common names, descriptions and judgements on thousands of species and varieties, he outlines how to choose perennials, what to choose and what absolutely not to choose. Most encyclopaedias show garden plants impartially: the easy and the difficult, the graceful, the graceless and the frankly awful, all without any discrimination. Lloyd goes further. With every group he discriminates, appraises, warns, speculates and experiments, offering an individual perspective on horticulture that will entertain, enthuse and inspire.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: New
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 08 Feb 2001

ISBN 10: 1841881244
ISBN 13: 9781841881249
Book Overview: 'No-one knows more about perennials. No-one writes about them more colourfully. This is the book gardeners have been waiting for.' Alan Titchmarsh 'The book I have been waiting for all my gardening life' Anna Pavord 'a real treasure trove' Express 'a complete triumph' Observer

Author Bio
Christopher Lloyd is the most famous garden author and plantsman of our times. In 1963 he started writing for Country Life and has not missed an issue since. He also writes for the Guardian and Horticulture in the US. In 1979 the Royal Horticultural Society awarded him their highest accolade, the Victoria Medal of Honour. Christopher Lloyd currently lives in Northiam, Sussex.