Plants for Ponds: Rock and Water Features


Plants for Ponds: Rock and Water Features Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Anness Publishing Pages: 128 Illustrations and other contents: over 350 colour photographs, index Language: English ISBN: 9781842158449 Categories: ,

This lavishly illustrated book shows how choosing the right plants can turn the simplest pond or a water feature into a dramatic statement. A helpful section on rock and water garden design contains a wealth of colourful illustrated plans showing different constructions, including rocky ponds and pools, wildlife pools, streams and cascades. Each garden plan includes a detailed plant list identifying the plants used, to help you create your own successful water gardens. An all-important plant directory details the main plant groups, including submerged, deepwater, marginal and moisture-loving plants. Arranged alphabetically for ease of reference, you are sure to find the ideal plants to suit your water feature.

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If you are planning a pond or already have one which you want to refurbish, Peter Robinson offers an excellent guide to plants for ponds, rock and water features. Attractively illustrated and containing several interesting planting schemes, he offers his wealth of gardening experience in an easy to understand practical guide for novices and those more experienced alike. Describing marginals, oxygenators, deep water and bog plants in clear and concise fashion, you are guaranteed to choose the right plant for the situation and purpose. For once clearly explaining planting depths unlike similar books, Robinson offers a good reference point for all those seeking to add water to their garden. Propagation advice, pest and disease control and general pond maintenance are also included making this a one-stop handbook for pond-lovers. - Lucy Watson

Author Biography

Peter Robinson trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Principal of Capel Manor in 1968 and built up a thriving horticultural college over the next 16 years. While a Director of Stapeley Water Gardens, in Cheshire, England, he designed award winning gardens for various flower shows, including the internationally acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show. He is a regular contributor to garden magazines and has also written a number of books. Peter Anderson is an experienced photographer. He has worked for various publications such as Gardens Illustrated and Architectural Digest.