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AQUAMARINE GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE


Inspiration and practical ideas for creating sustainable, waterwise and dry gardens, with projects, planting plans and more than 400 photographs


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Mar 2011 (UK) June 2011 (US) UK £14.99/US $27.50 (T) 160 (T160)


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• A unique guide to the opportunities and challenges that come with gardening in a changing climate


• Analyses classic garden styles that are suitable for today's new gardening conditions, from the riotous quality of the Mediterranean garden and its naturally drought-proof plants to the allure of the sun-baked Islamic garden with its use of light and shade


• Includes 18 step-by-step tutorials and projects, such as how to plant thyme into paving and make a dry riverbed


• Offers planting plans and special plant focus features, and a directory of the plants most suitable for different types of gardens and situations


• Over 400 photographs include beautiful locations from the patio gardens of Cordoba to Beth Chatto's famous dry garden in the UK


Gardening


Our climate is in a state of flux and therefore the way we manage our gardens is changing too. This book looks at the garden styles of nine regions which deal superbly with heat, drought and water shortage – the Italianate Garden, the Islamic Garden, the Patio Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, the Gravel Garden, the Desert Garden, the Bush Garden, Cape Colour and the Jungle Garden. Each chapter explains the style and includes a tutorial, typical plant forms, a planting plan and a project. A directory shows key plants and cultivation advice. This is a valuable insight into techniques for managing gardens defined by sunshine, humidity and lack of water.


About the Author


Ambra Edwards worked as campaigns editor for Gardening Which? magazine from 1998–2003. She has written widely on topical and social horticulture and now works as a freelancer, contributing articles to leading publications including The Guardian and The Observer as well as regular columns in Gardenlife and Hortus. She was recently engaged by the Department for Education and Skills to prepare literature on outdoor learning and school gardens. Ambra was the Garden Writers Guild Journalist of the Year in 2006 and again in 2009.


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