Author(s): John Nicholass
Beginning with the outdoor garden, this book shows how to grow fuchsias as specimen plants, for summer bedding, in the rockery, underplanted with bulbs, as hedges and as trained shapes.
Beautifully illustrated galleries showcase an inspirational range of colours and types. A section on container gardens shows how to use fuchsias in large pots, urns, troughs, boxes, hanging baskets, hanging pots, wall troughs, wall pots, chimney pots and more. A comprehensive techniques section looks at every aspect of basic fuchsia care. Advice on how to deal with pests and diseases is included, as well as a detailed calendar of care for the year.
Finally, an illustrated directory provides the perfect resource for growers looking for the best varieties. With its wealth of hands-on practical advice, step-by-step sequences and 800 colour photographs, this is the ideal reference book for everyone who has a passion for these beautiful and well-loved plants.
John Nicholass is very interested in all aspects of gardening, and has collected and grown fuchsias for more than 25 years, both in his own garden and for exhibition at local and national shows. he is on the committee of the British Fuchsia Society, and both secretary and show secretary of the Bristol Fuchsia & Geranium Society.
Peter Anderson is a highly respected gardeen photographer. He has worked on many book publishers, and magazines such as Gardens Illustrated.