Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates

Graham Payne
No image of the Mediterranean is complete without flowering climbers covering the walls, brilliant oleanders lining the roads and colourful shrubs in gardens. However, such plants can now be enjoyed far beyond the Mediterranean. With sections on both general care and specific plants, Garden Plants for the Mediterranean Climates will help you choose and grow the most attractive and colourful plants associated with the region, and to create a beautiful garden suited to your needs. It gives an introduction to the Mediterranean climate and points to consider when planning a garden and also covers advice on watering and soil care. Hallmarks of a Mediterranean garden including palms, pots and containers, climbing plants and pergolas, as well as ideas on which plant to use where are discussed. There is an A-Z of over 1,000 plants supported by 500 colour photographs. New in paperback for 2006. Foreword by Hugh Johnson.
Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates by Graham Payne

About the author

After training in horticulture, Graham Payne followed a career as a gardener. He became Head Gardener of Downing College in Cambridge and then Head Gardener of Jesus College where he oversaw some twenty-seven acres of intensively managed gardens and sports grounds, as well as fifty other properties. He has now retired to southern Europe.

Press Reviews

"Graham Payne has set out the ground rules for Mediterranean gardeners clearly and comprehensively. Here is the vast range of plants to consider growing, what they offer and what they demand. This is an eminently practical book." Hugh Johnson