HARDY ORCHIDS

HARDY ORCHIDS

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Orchids have never featured to any great extent as garden plants in the British Isles despite the undoubted popularity of the tropical species in glasshouses, yet more than 50 species are native to these islands and can be supposed to be hardy to our climate. This handbook of orchids details the varieties which can be successfully grown throughout the country. The fully illustrated text examines the structure, ecology, history and conservation of orchids and offers practical advice on their growth and care.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 96 colour photographs, 41 line drawings, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0747004161
  • 9780747004165

Table of contents

The structure, life history, ecology and conservation of orchids; cultivation - principles of orchid cultivation, accommodating your orchids, orchid composts, potting, watering and feeding, pests and diseases, propagation; orchids for particular places; encouraging wild orchids in the garden; classification; catalogue of orchids, nurseries selling hardy orchids.
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