The Gardener's Guide to Growing Fritillaries

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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Fritillaries is both a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the genus and the first book for gardeners on these captivating spring flowers. Given the right conditions, a large number of species thrive outdoors in border, rock garden or trough while the remaining species (many of which require a greenhouse or alpine house) will challenge enthusiasts and collectors with their precise individual requirements. The book features a wealth of practical advice on cultivation, propagation and breeding, plant associations and an extensive A-Z plant directory listing over 80 species, varieties and hybrids. Committed enthusiasts will enjoy the chapters on the plant's history and botany as well as information on fritillaries in the wild, national collections and 'people and their plants'.

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Our popular ongoing series offers first-rate authors, an approach that is neither superficial nor overly technical, & excellent photographs.

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Kevin Pratt is a bulb and alpine enthusiast who writes and lectures for a number of gardening societies including the Alpine Garden Society, The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens and the RHS Lily Group. Since 1985 he has been holder of the National Collection of Fritillaries which holds over 100 species. He also works as a gardening consultant and landscape designer. He lives in Edgeley, near Stockport. Michael Jefferson-Brown has been a prominent figure on RHS committees and a regular judge, as well as running an internationally renowned bulb farm which won nearly one hundred gold medals at Chelsea. He is the author of The Easy Garden Month-by-Month and the award winning Gardener's Guide to Growing Lilies, both published by David & Charles, and he contributes to gardening magazines regularly. He lives in Hanley Swan, Worcs.

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