Author(s): Sidney Linnegar
Irises are among the most beautiful flowering plants that can be grown in temperate climates. These stunning plants have a range that encompasses all colours of the rainbow and can provide spectacular focal plants for a mixed border, by water, among shrubs, in a rock garden, or in beds by themselves. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of iris care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
A self purchase for hobby gardeners of both sexes and any age A gift purchase for amateur gardeners Expert information by a specialist in the field Endorsement from the UK's leading gardening authority, the Royal Horticultural Society, who now has more than 353,000 members An attractive package for any gardener One of 12 titles in this relaunched RHS Wisley Handbook series
Sidney Linnegar trained at Kew Gardens and was for many years in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Reading, where he was responsible for the collection of iris species. He is now retired and was recently president of the British Iris Society. He lives in Berkshire. Jennifer Hewitt is also involved in the British Iris Society and was previously honorary editor of its yearbook. She lives in Kidderminster, England.
Introduction; How to grow; Where to grow; Choosing plants; Pests and diseases; Glossary and further information; Index