Author(s): Gilian Painter
This valuable guide covers all types of herbs - fragrant, grey-foliaged, native, salad, trees, shrubs and climbers, and herbs for damp or dry situations, It discusses how to use them in your garden as groundcover, or even as lawn, for borders, in containers or in a formal knot garden. There are also sections on propagation, pests and diseases, and handy tables for quick reference to sowing, size and use of herbs.
Gilian Painter was highly regarded within New Zealand gardening circles and well known as an authority on herbs. For over thirty years, she collected and grew a wide variety of herbs, with a special interest in the more unusual varieties. She wrote three books on the subject and contributed articles to many magazines and newspapers.