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5.0 out of 5 stars works in continental climates, 17 May 2008
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Very practical ideas for intensively using space for successive waves of flower-power. Yes, his garden was enormous, but the technique transfers eficaciously to small areas. This is a highly practical book, despite the wonderfully distracting photography. I garden in North Eastern Spain (continental climate, not Mediterranean, where the problems of hardiness and drought-resistance are combined. Many of the combinations or types of plants in this book i already have established, evidence that this is not a book only relevant to Sussex. If you spend 5 years only buying and trying hardy perennials, you will eventually find you have a solid basis of all round colour, on which to play with subsequently! My soil is clay with only home-made compost added. Enjoy.
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Initial post: 10 Jul 2009 11:06:01 BDT
Bluetiger says:
Thanks for the info, I also live in North eastern Spain and the climate can be fierce, many seeds I brought from UK simply have not survived the extreme changes of temperature. Glad to know there is help at hand.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2011 12:07:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jul 2011 12:07:29 BDT
Peasant says:
Try Roger Phillips Perennials: Early Perennials v.1: Early Perennials Vol 1 (Pan garden plant series) and its companion "Late perennials". He gives the wild habitat for each plant, which means, with a bit of thought, you can find plants that come from similar climates. I've found this very helpful. For example, plants from central asia will cope well with winter cold and summer drought, but don't object to winter waterlogging in the way plants from the American prairies do.
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