This planting guide combines Graham Strong's planting experience and photography with Alan Toogood's knowledge of annuals and perennials. It provides advice for all gardeners who want to transform or just improve the colour and appearance of their garden. Fully illustrated project ideas, step-by-step instructions and hints and tips offer inspiration and practical advice. The mix-and-match section features over 240 readily available plants to make up 13 billion plant combinations. Ranging from late Spring to early Autumn, and arranged in four levels of height, this section enables the reader to plan a bed or border. Notes on individual species, together with advice on growing requirements are accompanied with photographs and illustrations of each plant in flower.