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The Modern Japanese Garden

This book presents a set of recently built gardens not seen before outside Japan.

The styles are varying but inspirational (with the odd avant garde example).  The photography is excellent and accompanying text with occasional plans and visualisations gives an insight into some of the new ideas of what can constitute a garden in a society where space is at a critical premium.


Book Review – The Plantfinder’s Guide to Early Bulbs

It’s at this time of year that you long for some flowers in the garden.  As spring approaches everyone looks for the first snowdrop or crocus, followed by the daffodils – especially here in Wales.

We love bulbs and try to plant some with every project – they’re great value for money and low maintenance.

If you’re looking for inspiration for bulbs then you should take a look at The Plantfinder’s Guide to Early Bulbs by Rod Leeds.  Rod is one of the UK’s leading  experts on Alpines and Bulbs and the book provides many unusual early flowering bulb suggestions.  Lovely photography inspires and full information on each cultivar as well as planting and care information helps you decide what would be good for your garden