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RHS Wisley Handbooks: Irises


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Excellent little starter book for anybody wanting To get into growing irises including all the different Varieties available.


Irises are among the most beautiful flowering plants that can be grown in temperate climates. These stunning plants have a range that encompasses all colours of the rainbow and can provide spectacular focal plants for a mixed border, by water, among shrubs, in a rock garden, or in beds by themselves. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of iris care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.

Author Biography

Sidney Linnegar trained at Kew Gardens and was for many years in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Reading, where he was responsible for the collection of iris species. He is now retired and was recently president of the British Iris Society. He lives in Berkshire.Jennifer Hewitt is also involved in the British Iris Society, as a vice-president and honorary registrar. She has a particular interest in Siberian irises, is the author of the Hardy Plant Society's booklet Irises, and is a past editor of the BIS Year Book. She lives in Kidderminster, England.
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Mitchell Beazley
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