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At Great Dixter and Beyond
`To see a meadow in bloom is a great delight - it's alive and teeming with life, mysterious, dynamic . . .'
So Christopher Lloyd began his much-admired instructive and celebratory account of meadows, first published in 2004. Few people knew more about meadow gardening than Lloyd, who spent much of his long life developing the flowering tapestries in his garden at Great Dixter, creating scenes of great beauty and a place of pilgrimage for lovers of wildflowers and wildlife.
In Meadows he imparted that lifetime's learning, exploring the development and management of meadow areas, explaining how to establish a meadow in a garden setting, describing the hundreds of beautiful grasses, bulbs and perennials and annuals that thrive in different meadow conditions and detailing how to grow them.
Lloyd's classic text remains at the heart of this new book, which also includes - as well as much stunning new photography - an extensive introduction by Fergus Garrett, Lloyd's head gardener.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
`Ideal for those wanting their own wildflower patch' * Daily Mail * `Inspiring imagery.' * The English Garden * "Meadows is an inspiring book, factual and enchanting. Whether you have vast acres or a tiny suburban plot, it will encourage you to look at meadows with a new awareness and tempt you to try converting an area of your garden into your own wildlife haven, full of natural and unpretentious beauty. A highly recommended read." * Cottage Gardener * "A new look at Meadows, in an updated edition, is as timely as ever. In this comprehensive book, every type of meadow is discussed, from bulbs to the "cornfield scene."" * Gardenista * "Packed with practical tips....This breezy mix of gardening, appreciation of natural processes and symbioses with other species makes the book very engaging and enjoyable. These evolving meadow diaries are set to become classics." * World of Interiors * "For anyone caring for an existing meadow, or thinking of taking one on, the information contained here is priceless." * Professional Gardener *