Claire Austin's Book of Perennials

Perennials have been a passion of mine for over 30 years. My first book about perennials was written in 1999, the last in 2005, all are no longer available. Because I think there is a need for a practical, highly illustrated guide to perennials I wrote this book. It is designed to encourage all gardeners, especially new ones, to try perennials. The range of plants in the Plant Directory is far from exhaustive, but these are all perennials I have grown and found to be reliable. All the pictures in this book were taken by me in my gardens – most of them in the garden at White Hopton Farm. Here are some bullet points from the back cover

• A personal selection of reliable hardy perennials for every gardener – the expert as well as the beginner

• Superb photographs of combinations shot by Claire in her nursery and gardens, illustrating how to put perennials together

• Expert practical advice – from a hands-on, experienced grower – on choosing, siting and caring for hardy perennials 

• Descriptions of over 800 reliable perennials with close-up photographs and full cultivation information

• Special, beautifully illustrated sections on irises and peonies, showcasing Claire’s extensive collections

• Recommendations on which perennials are best for attracting bees and butterflies and for cutting

• Awarded 'Reference Book Of The Year' for 2015 by The Garden Media Guild

The book is a large paperback - 220mm wide x 280mm high with 192 pages

The usual price is £19.00 including postage (UK only), but we are offering it for £17.00.

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