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Plant User Handbook A Guide to Effective Specifying by James Hitchmough

Plant User Handbook A Guide to Effective Specifying


Plant User Handbook A Guide to Effective Specifying by James Hitchmough

An invaluable reference source on soft landscape specification for professional landscapers. Each topic is written by a leading specialist in the field and covers technical data with practical guidance. Ecological characteristics, selection, procurement, elements of planting design, site preparation, establishment and maintenance are all considered.


a This handbook is destined to become an essential guide to the specification of plants and planting for professionals and students...The book will help landscape architects both to specify planting with more confidence and techical understanding and encourage them to be more adventurous and creative with future planting schemes. This book, deserves a place in every practice library: it should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the design and implementation of planting. In fact, the Plant User Handbook should be read by all plant users.a Landscape Magazine April 2004 a This book will help landscape professionals enormously with their main knowledge basea Greenscapes June 2004

About the Author

James Hitchmough is Reader (Associate Professor) at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture and has a wide-ranging interest in the use of vegetation in landscape design management. Ken Fieldhouse was a qualified Landscape Architecture and trained Town Planner. He was editor of Landscape Design Journal and was deeply involved in a wide range of environmental publishing initiatives.

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Publication date

19th December 2003


James Hitchmough

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Blackwell Science Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


400 pages


Landscape gardening
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