This isn't some wistful fantasy longing for a landscape from a bygone era but a no nonsense guide full of fool-proof advice and real-life illustrations for the practitioner. -- Helen Bostock, RHS Wisley Here is a book that seeks to enthuse and inform "meadow makers" large and small, weather creation or enhancement. Most importantly it addresses a major factor often neglected, that of "managing expectation". Now there's no excuse for anyone not to put a little Flower rich patch in their garden. -- Keith Datchler People Need Nature James's book is an essential guide to achieving the ultimate wildflower meadow. As a grower of landscape trees and plants I appreciate such a practical approach. As a plantsman the attention to detail in the plant selection is impressive. -- Kevin Hobbs Hillier Nurseries Ltd
James Hewetson-Brown was an arable farmer before he started experimenting with wildflower meadows in order to find the right approach for a wide range of sites and expectations. Now his successful techniques and products are used to establish beautiful biodiverse meadows in private gardens and public spaces. His wildflower turf is in much demand by garden designers and has featured in award-winning Chelsea Flower Show gardens and on the much celebrated set for the opening ceremony of London's Olympic Games.
James Hewetson-Brown knows how to make wildflower meadows - his turf was used for the London Olympics and several Chelsea Flower Show gardens. In the most comprehensive guide to creating a meadow I've ever seen, he discusses the pros and cons of using seed, the merits of adding annuals and how to keep the display going for as long as possible. His book leaves us with no excuses not to try creating meadows of our own. -- Kate Bradbury BBC Wildlife Magazine Here is someone who really knows what he is talking about and describes it with clarity and detail. ...The book is well designed and laid out, with clear type and lovely photographs. With its cutting edge techniques, it is practical as well as inspiring, an invaluable manual whatever the size of your garden or projec The Reckless Gardener