Ground Cover Plants

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Pavilion Books, Jul 29, 2002 - Gardening - 144 pages

Margery Fish, the leading gardener in the 1960s, had a love for the informal style of gardening, which is particularly evident in Ground Cover Plants. It shows not only her awareness of the practical problems of an acid soil or an awkward bank, but also her sensitivity to the colour and shape of foliage. The various subjects recommended for different situations – shrubs, conifers, herbaceous plants and annuals and rock garden plants – all have positive special features of their own.

The reappearance of this invaluable guide to the use of ground cover will be welcomed with great pleasure both by those already familiar with Margery Fish’s works, and those who come to them for the first time. Graham Rice, the widely published gardening author and the 'London Evening Standard' gardening correspondent, has reviewed the plant names in the original text, providing a plant-name section at the back of the book. This provides a way of identifying current plants from their old Latin names.

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About the author (2002)

Margery Fish was one of the most admired gardeners and garden writers of her day, after Vita Sackville-West.  Her many articles and books inspired garden enthusiasts with her easy read knowledge and observation.  A passion for nature and ability to mix plants effectively even in the smallest space and in differing environments, made her ideas relevant to all gardeners of her time and for future generations of gardeners.

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