A Guide to Rock Gardening - Richard BirdCroom Helm, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Alpine gardening is becoming an increasingly popular activity. One of its advantages is its versatility; it can be carried out on any scale, from just one sink on a balcony to a full-blown rock garden covering half an acre or more. This book is a practical introduction to all aspects of gardening with alpine and rock garden plants.
After discussing how and where the plants grow in the wild, the author turns to consider the various man-made habitats that can be created. The main emphasis is on the rock garden and the alpine house, but alternative sites, such as raised beds and troughs, are also described in detail. Information is given on the construction, planting and care of the various areas of the garden. Detailed instruction is also given on acquiring plants either by purchase or propagation; the latter being dealt with at length.
Unlike other introductions, this book aims to deal with the practicalities of rock gardening, not merely to supply a list of plants. It should appeal not only to the increasing number of people discovering alpine gardening for the first time, but also to established enthusiasts who want further hints and advice.”