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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711269569
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Work with the light, grow plants and flowers, bring dark corners to life - this guide will tell you everything you need to know to make the most of shady garden spaces.

Whether your whole garden, courtyard or balcony is cast in shade, or you simply have a window box on a shadowy sill, this book will inspire you to transform the space with lush and interesting planting that looks good (and is beloved by wildlife) all year round.

Rather than a gardener's "problem", an area of shade can open up a whole new world of plants to explore, from delicate flowers and interesting foliage, to handsome trees and vibrant bulbs. 

Shade includes top tips on tackling all sorts of shady areas,directory of plants to dip into and pro advice on achieving year-round colour and structure. It's time to bring those dark corners to life!

The author

Susanna Grant is a writer, gardener and sound artist. She is co-founder of Linda, a shade-plant specialist and planting design consultancy in east London. Described by Stella Magazine as “having impeccable taste and a fundamental understanding of low-maintenance gardening", she is a life-long gardener that is passionate about helping green-up neglected urban and shady spaces. Susanna is trained in garden design and is a volunteer gardener and trustee at the historic Boundary Gardens of Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. Her work includes From Gardens Where We Feel Secure (Rough Trade Books), a pamphlet exploring the importance of community gardens, gardening as an act of resistance and the beauty of weeds. 

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711269569
Illustrations: 70 colour illustrations
Size: 5.472 in x 7.795 in / 139 mm x 198 mm

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