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Ornamental Grasses - An Essential Guide

By Cliff Plowes

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ISBN: 9781847973825
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 16/07/2012
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 125 colour photographs

Ornamental grasses have been used in gardens for hundreds of years yet still they have not fulfilled their potential. Many gardeners know little about their care, use and attractions. This lavish book contains the essential information needed to grow grasses successfully.


  • Detailed information on the family of plants that make up ornamental grasses
  • Advice on their growth habits: do they form clumps or run? Can they self-seed?
  • Ideas for using grasses to best effect: borders, containers, naturalistic planting and one-species block planting
  • A selection of the best grasses available with details of their heights, spread and hardiness, and a description of their foliage and features
  • Essential information on their care and maintenance, and advice on tackling the few pest and disease problems they have

RRP: £16.99

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" This book from a specialist nurseryman covers all the bona fide grasses you are likely to want, need or see, and also includes sedges, rushes, restios and other indispensable ornamentals with a grass-like persona.
The inventory of sources for plants and seed is excellent. In all, this is an inexpensive guide that still informs on many levels. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Gardens Illustrated

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