In this compact, clearly laid out volume each alphabetical entry contains practical and detailed advice about the following: The main characteristics of each selected perennial and how to grow and propagate them. Optimal growing conditions, soil requirements and the best maintenance regime for each plant. Each plant's flowering season and what other plants it goes best with. This book also contains information about which perennials are beneficial to wildlife, which are suitable to use as cut flowers, and the latest in varietal development.
Author Maureen Little is a gardener, herb enthusiast and beekeeper. She is a member of the Herb Society, has written for the Society's Journal, and has spoken at a number of Society events. Her publications include The Bee Garden, Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden and The Kitchen Herb Garden. She speaks and runs courses on the subject of gardening and beekeeping. She lives in Preston, Lancashire.