Informal mixed planting of flowers massed together and beds drenched in colour throughout the summer are the prime features of cottage gardens. This concise, illustrated handbook is an invaluable reference tool for both amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike, providing useful tips on how best to create a medley of garden flowers. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems and the directory of recommended species will ensure successful results.
Sue Phillips is a qualified horticulturist and well-known gardening writer. Until recently, she was President of the Cottage Garden Society. She lives in West Sussex, England, and has a cottage garden.