I am a first year student of Landscape design at the University of Sheffield and have just spent my last food money for the month on this book and have to say that I am very pleased, if a little confused at the book's content. I am glad to hear that "....Landscape design is an easily acheivable career and can be mastered by most students by the end of their first year at college, all that is required is a list of 12plants and the ability to tell yellow from white". The author uses pets and farm animals as part of his metaphors to great effect - ".. describe a rabbit, small grey and soft..." - "..a hedge is like a herd of cows..." - "...variegated plants are just like hamsters....". I think, however that the prolonged study of how different plants and materials can induce nasty skin complaints and other allergies was unnecessary. In short, a easily digestible book with alot of interesting content, sometimes straying from the point. I reccommend it.
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