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Hostas - An Essential Guide

By Richard Ford

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ISBN: 9781847972187
PUBLISHED: 21/10/2010
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs 3 drawings

Hostas originated mainly in Japan and were not introduced to Britain until the nineteenth century. They were grown and collected in Europe and America for the next two hundred years, but it was their move into containers that boosted their popularity and with their vibrant foliage made them an exuberant feature of gardens in the last twenty years. With the expert knowledge of Richard Ford, a Chelsea gold-medal winning nurseyman, this practical book looks at all aspects of their care and cultivation and will inspire everyone to make the most of hostas in their garden.

Topics covered include:

  • Seasonal guide to cultivation
  • Advice on soils
  • Instruction on propagation and raising new varieties
  • Definitive advice on the control of slugs and snails
  • Reference guide to varieties

RRP: £19.95

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Latest Reviews
" Many horticultural works have something to say about hostas, but this one is among the relatively few that are devoted solely to he genus. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: American Hosta Society Newsletter

" Overall this is a superb, practical guide to growing hostas, and anyone from beginner to experienced grower, will find it fascinating, informative and, as the title correctly asserts, essential reading. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Gardens Illustrated

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