for the Small Garden
Distributed by Reed
Reviewed by Gordon Roberts
HAVING just reluctantly
felled a rampant ginkgo that threatened to overwhelm my garden,
I thought this book would lead to the choice of a "small" replacement.
But "small garden" here doesn't necessarily mean "small" tree -
some species in this book can grow to 12 metres.
However, there's enough
variety discussed and detail given in this American publication
to ensure the tree-buyer makes a suitable choice.
The 80 trees selected
are well illustrated and their features, such as leaf, form, foliage,
colour, bark and flowers, highlighted.
At the back of the book
there's a tree selector that helps to pick the right exotic for
your garden's conditions.
Before you plant that
ginkgo on a pocket-handkerchief, this book might be a useful investment.
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH