Gardener's Guide to Box: Designing, shaping and caring for buxus (A Gardener's Guide to) (Paperback)

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As long as there have been gardens, box has played a part.

In A Gardener’s Guide to Box, experienced box specialist, Jenny Alban Davies, describes the use of box in a wide range of garden designs and situations. Along with useful information about the nurture of box plants as well as how to maintain clipped box in an optimal state from year to year, this book also explains the best way to grow healthy box, with the most up-to-date advice on its care.

Topics include:
  • designing with box in different styles and in small as well as large gardens
  • descriptions of twenty Boxes species and cultivars, with notes about their use in the garden
  • how to keep box topiary planted in containers healthy
  • advice on controlling pests and diseases
Whether you are planning to plant a knot garden, dealing with a recent attack of blight or caterpillar, growing a box hedge from cuttings or creating your own topiary shape from an untouched plant, this book will give you the know-how to do it.

About the Author

Jenny Alban Davies attended horticultural college before starting a specialist box business at River Garden Nurseries in the North Downs in Kent, growing and supplying Boxes in many forms and supporting her clients with projects in box design. She has run successful topiary workshops for the RHS and also at the nursery. Her garden, surrounded by the River Darent, has been an inspiration and many of her ideas come from creating this special place.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719840753
ISBN-10: 0719840759
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: A Gardener's Guide to