A gardener’s guide to growing in Scotland

With its maritime climate, ample rainfall and rarity of really hot weather, Scotland is one of the best places in the world to garden.

But choosing plants suited to the local conditions is critical.

Kenneth Cox and Raoul Curtis-Machin evaluated the performance of thousands of plants in gardens all over Scotland, drawing on the knowledge of many gardeners and nurserymen.

Here they describe the most reliable shrubs, conifers, trees, fruit and perennials for gardeners in Scotland.

Garden Plants for Scotland, by Kenneth Cox and Raoul Curtismachin, £20.

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