Wild flowers are a great passion for Carol, and for the TV show this year sheas travelling the length and breadth of the country to find the most exquisite flora occurring naturally in our woodlands, hedgerows, meadows and moors, and then she sets off in search of their cultivated cousins, and shows us how to grow them in our own gardens. In her accompanying book, Carol delves into the story of each plant, full of myth, legend and country lore, and as always shares her practical expertise, passing on hints and tips, including which variations to go for, how and where to plant, and what with, for the most spectacular results. Containing thirty two of Britain's favourite wild flowers and their home-grown descendents, structured by season and illustrated with Jonathan Buckleyas amazing photographs, this book of botanical wonders will inspire, surprise and inform gardeners of all levels.The field, or corn, poppy, Papaver rhoeas, is older than mankind and we have a long and intimate relationship with it Our shared story is interwoven with one ola#39; our most fundamental needs - the necessity to eat bread and grow cereals to make it. ... The petals of all their flowers may share the same tissue-paper quality, yet the plants Par-ow rhoens, the field poppy or corn poppy, paints one of the mostanbsp;...
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