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This is a study of the ornamental grasses in cultivation at present, together with a number of attractive varieties which the author feels deserve to be more widely grown. There are a large number of line drawings to help guide the newcomer to identify them correctly with easy to follow descriptions which the author has tried to put in precise, but non-technical language. There is also advice on cultivation and propagation and how grasses can be used in the garden and for arrangements. The grasses are presented according to height and there is an appendix giving hardiness ratings.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 8 pp colour and b&w line drawings, glossary, index
  • 0747012199
  • 9780747012191

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Part 1 The diversity of grasses: the structure and identification of grasses; the garden uses of grasses; the cultivation of grasses; grasses for arranging. Part 2 Bamboos: large grasses (3ft/1m and over); medium grasses (1-3ft/30-100cm); small grasses (less than 1ft/30cm); sedges; rushes; cat-tails/reed-maces. Appendix: hardiness ratings.
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