With colour foliage, flowers, bark and scent, shrubs are one of the most versatile and significant groups of plants for the gardener, and they come from all corners of the globe. This new book extols their virtues, and describes how to successfully design with them, grow and propgate them. There are thirty new and wonderful shrubs described and illustrated with planting suggestions.
Ian Cooke is a professional horticulturalist and plantsman. For many years he was responsible for the management of the award-winning grounds of the University of Nottingham, planted with thousands of trees and shrubs as a living library. In 2008 he was made an Associate of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society. He now concentrates on writing, lecturing, and garden design. Ian is a regular judge for Chelsea and major flower shows.