New Wild Garden combines new approaches to a more naturalistic design with the practical side of growing wildflowers and shows how to incorporate wildflowers, real meadows and a looser meadow-style planting into gardens and wild spaces.
With serious concern into the decline of pollinators and habitats, meadows are currently the focus of enormous creativity. Gardeners, wildlife lovers, professional designers and seed manufacturers are all pushing the envelope of what can be grown, the pictorial effects that can be achieved, and the benefits that this provides for gardeners and wildlife.
This book includes 15 step-by-step projects and an essential plant list, as well as offering inspiration to gardeners and an overview of the most influential movement in garden design over recent decades.
In this book you can learn:
* How to sow or plant meadow to suit your space
* Planting plans for every plot size: from a container, small patch, allotment or an acre
* How to grow and propagate more than 50 kinds of wildflowers
* Understand and emulate the new natural style followed by designers
* Meadow recipes for every soil, situation and wildlife habitat.
Ian Hodgson has more than 30 years’ experience as an editor and award-winning writer, author and show and plant trial judge. A former editor of The Garden magazine (published by the Royal Horticultural Society) he is currently Editor at Large for Garden News and Garden Answers magazines. After training at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew he qualified as a landscape architect. Ian lives and gardens in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. His first book with Frances Lincoln was Great Garden Design, published in association with the Society of Garden Designers. New Wild Garden won the Peter Seabrook Practical Book of the Year award at the prestigious Garden Media Guild Awards in 2016.
‘this book offers an inspirational yet accessible guide to wild planting that is low-maintenance yet enormously creative’—Homes and Gardens