Editor: Robin Pridy
Distributed by Penguin
This A-Z will be a welcome
addition to the shelves of those who enjoy the challenge of bringing
their gardens indoors.
This useful pocketbook
lists about 300 plants, illustrating them with bold, clear photographs.
Each listing has a plant profile with details of its habit, preferred
site and soil type, hardiness and flowering times. The susceptibility
of each plant to pests is also discussed.
Conservatory and Houseplants
lays out basic environmental and other conditions essential for
nurturing indoor plants: their likes and dislikes; ventilation and
humidity; when to repot; as well as composting and pruning.
The handy quick-reference
layout, with the pages' alphabetical colour key clearly marked,
make this a winner.
As with Urban
Eden, this book will find favour with those whose garden
horizons have become restricted.
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH