Is it time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future: the meadow garden? A meadow is a mini-ecosystem, in which grasses combine with colourful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life-with minimal input of water, time and other scarce resources. Children and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there. John Greenlee details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, maintenance and plant performance. Saxon Holt’s excellent photographs illustrate the message with some fine examples of meadow gardens.
Hardback. 280 pages.