The only guide you need for choosing, planting and caring for beautiful trees in your garden. Filled with helpful photography and easy-to-follow tips, this essential book will make a successful gardener out of any complete beginner.
Trees display wonderful foliage that can liven up any garden, but which will best suit yours? And how will you plant them once you get them home? Gem Trees answers these questions and more, providing comprehensive information on caring for trees.
A substantial introduction covers:
• the basics of plant care
• buying trees
The comprehensive directory covers further details for over 100 of the most popular trees, including different species of conifer:
• where to site
• height and spread
• seasonal guide
• tips for care and maintenance
The fresh, clear design is easy to follow, and full-colour photography throughout enables quick identification of plants.
This easy-to-use guide will give you the confidence you need to raise a healthy and attractive tree garden.
About the author
Keith Rushforth is the leading expert on trees in Europe. He has written ten books on trees, shrubs, conifers and other horticultural subjects, including the Collins Wildlife Trust Trees of Britain and Europe (1999), Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Trees (1980) and The Easy Tree Guide (Arum, 2001). He is a Chartered Forester and Arboricultural Consultant, and also a Member of the Institute of Horticulture, who delights in making hunting trips in search of plants.