That dream about Paradise – here you can make it happen.
Peonies in large armfuls, all the lilies, sweet peas, scents riding on the wind, all those colours, birdsong, butterflies and the cat slinking around the box-hedge – in fact everything to do with a paradise is what this book is about.
There are the plants for an old-fashioned garden patch, as well as hard-to-cultivate delights from mountains round the world. A lot of space is devoted to the lightly shaded parts of the garden, as well as what grows in dark, cold and dry conditions. Here are plants that want sunshine and warmth – and some that appear in the depths of winter. Some that creep along near the ground, and others that climb upwards a couple of metres.