The Conservatory Gardener, by popular writer and broadcaster Anne Swithinbank, is the best book on the market about gardening under glass. Its core is an encyclopaedic guide to the best conservatory plants.
More than 1,000 plants, selected for their attractiveness and usefulness, are arranged according to use - for dramatic impact or as background, for seasonal interest or temporary display. They are cross-referenced according to temperature needs. A practical section gives advice on feeding and watering, ways of regulating light, temperature and humidity, dealing with pests and on step-by-step propagation.