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Cool ContainersCool Containers

Adam Caplin
Photos by Marianna Majerus
Published by Jacqui Small
Distributed by Hachette

As with Caplin's other recent title, New Container Style (reviewed in the last issue), there are ideas aplenty particularly for the gardener for whom space is at a premium.

The approach in this brightly illustrated book is more conservative, without the emphasis on using "found objects" for containers and more focus on the purpose-built article.

Caplin explains how understanding a location's constraints allows the choice of the perfect container and the plants species to thrive in it.

There are tips for all sites, kind and cruel, including for sunless spots.

The practical side is not neglect: chapters cover watering and feeding, pruning and the importance of mulches.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 208, 2006, Page 34

Also see earlier review from Weekend Gardener, Issue 132, 2003, Page 31

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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