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Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet (Hardback)
It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have a little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables whatever your spacial limitations.
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Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, full-colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts. this innovative guide will help you maximize space and ensure you are getting the most out of your space and plants.
From tomatoes on your window sill to wisteria up your wall, with Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the space you have available while encouraging a healthy-eating lifestyle.
RHS Grow for Flavour (Hardback)
We've all learned how to master growing beautiful-looking fruits and vegetables, but have you ever been disappointed with the flavours of the produce you've spent so long treating with the utmost care and attention? That's where James Wong comes in!
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By following his groundbreaking scientific tips and techniques, your fruit and veg yield will benefit from measurable improvements in flavour and supercharged quality and health value of all your home-grown harvests. Plus, you'll find 36 simple recipes for making the most of your new flavour-packed produce.
Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, James Wong's new book, Grow for Flavour, gives you the techniques to maximize flavour while minimizing the effort involved.
The Edible Balcony (Paperback)
Whether you live in the heart of a city or simply have a limited amount of available space, The Edible Balcony is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fresh produce whatever your surroundings.
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After cultivating her own oasis atop her London flat, Alex Mitchell shares her own tried-and-tested techniques - including both growing and recycling tips - on how to create your own 'grow zone' wherever you are.
Packed with stunning images, exciting methods and inspirational plant-growing advice, the book serves not only as a practical guide for helping you transform your balcony, but also provides all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the great outdoors - no matter how grand or petite your outdoor spaces are.
The English Country House Garden (Hardback)
There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life, and here you will see gardens with meandering walks amongst greenery and contemplative pools of water. A sundial, a pergola, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to share secrets, to wander and relax, and above all to enjoy English afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. With spectacular photos by Marcus Harpur, the text presents thirty gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson, Tom Stuart-Smith and the Bannermans; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.
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RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)
A practical guide for gardeners of all levels, RHS Botany for Gardeners takes a look at the science of botany and the language of horticulture, alongside hints, tips and advice on how to make the most of plants in the garden.
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Fully illustrated, the book provides explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening.
Covering everything from Plant Parts to Plant Pests, this book will help gardeners understand the world of botanical science and enhance their garden using this knowledge.
The Gardener's Year (Hardback)
Plan a garden that's pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guide. Gardener's Year will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn's fiery finale. Packed with timely tips, this invaluable gardening guide is full of planting ideas, reminders and how-tos for every season and area of the garden. You'll find helpful advice on seasonal jobs, when to plant, garden projects and planting ideas for every area of the garden, including beds, borders and patios. An at-a-glance garden calendar clearly shows each month's jobs, including sowing, planting, watering, feeding, pruning and harvesting, plus illustrated step-by-steps of key techniques flag up handy gardening tips that can make all the difference. Star plants for every season are picked out for you and specific plants are recommended for different uses such as scent, cut flowers, ground cover and even which plants attract butterflies. In Gardener's Year you'll discover what and when to plant for stunning garden displays, how to grow vegetables, beautiful flower garden ideas and the very best plants for colour, scent and year-round pleasure in your garden, it's the perfect gift for gardeners.
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The House Gardener (Hardback)
The Balcony Gardener heads indoors! Following the success of her first book, The Balcony Gardener, Isabelle Palmer now adapts her talent for small-space gardening to interiors. If you are looking for new and innovative ways to display your houseplants, seeking inspiration for table settings, or wanting ideas for unusual containers for indoor growing, The House Gardener will provide the answers and the inspiration. Isabelle brings a new eye and a contemporary twist to gardening indoors - try your hand at a miniature Zen garden, indoor water gardens, terrariums and table centres, fairy-tale gardens for children, and much more. A comprehensive basics chapter on which plants to select, planting techniques and plant care is followed by the project chapters: Under Glass, Hanging Gardens, Old Finds, and Just Outside.
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The Cut Flower Patch (Hardback)
Blossoming with practical steps on how to cut flowers for your home, Louise Curley shows readers that a cut flower patch can be the most economically and, equally, ecologically friendly way to enjoy cut flowers in the home.
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No patch is too small to enjoy flowers at home with this helpful, enlightening book. From advice on what to grow, when to sow, deadheading, weeding and seeding, The Cut Flower Patch will help you get the most from your own flower patch at home - whatever limitations your garden offers.
Containing helpful, easy-to-follow instructions and stunning photography, this beautiful hardback book will make an ideal gift for the next generation of gardeners or those looking for more eco-friendly gardening solutions.
The Complete Gardening Book Box (Paperback)
This title provides everything you need to know to create and maintain a stunning garden throughout the year, with 10 inspirational and practical books. Planning and maintaining a successful garden - one that meets the needs and aspirations of the owner - is an enjoyable and creative process. The skills required can be mastered by everyone and are clearly explained in this beautiful set of books. The tasks involved in creating and improving a garden are divided into manageable units, to help you maximize the potential of your site. So if you dream of borders of colourful and scented blooms, a healthy green lawn, a patio in which to relax, or even low-maintenance ideas to lessen the workload, here are the skills to guarantee success. These handy books also make it easy to devise planting schemes that incorporate year-round colour, architectural shapes and different plant textures into the garden. There are plenty of schemes for colourful, fragrant, and even edible, hanging baskets and window boxes, as well as ideas for filling space with annuals, and incorporating perennials and shrubs into your garden design. With over 1200 colour photographs and accessible and informative text by respected horticultural experts, this comprehensive set of gardening guides will give inspiration and practical suggestions to improve any garden situation.
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Organic Gardening (Paperback)
This is an essential reference guide to natural gardening, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance and illustrated with over 800 colour photographs. It is packed with practical advice, step-by-step sequences to show you how to achieve the best results, directories of all the main vegetables, fruit and herbs, and an easy-to-use calendar of the vital garden tasks. It is named 'Practical Book of the Year' at The Garden Writers' Guild Awards 2003. Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on creating and caring for a natural garden, showing how to adopt an organic approach. They also provide practical information on dealing organically with pests and diseases as well as how to attract a host of beneficial creatures to the wildlife garden. An easy-to-use directory of vegetables, herbs and fruit provides clear information on growing a range of healthy produce, with advice on sowing, planting, harvesting and storing. With its wealth of inspirational and practical photographs, useful step-by-step information and well-informed text, this is a comprehensive guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners, whether you wish to start an organic garden from scratch or use organic methods in an existing garden.
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Natural Garden Style (Hardback)
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In this beautifully presented book, Noel Kingsbury ? along with photographer Nicola Browne ? guides the reader through a glorious, lively and thorough discussion on the subject of sustainable planting combinations across a range of different types of garden. A real beauty to behold, Natural Garden Style is a stunning and stylish hardback ? perfect for armchair gardeners and hands-on enthusiasts alike. Browne?s sumptuous snaps, plus the clean and clear layout of this delightful guide, offer a great accompaniment to the author?s words of wisdom that will help any gardener overcome the hurdles that can get in the way of creating a beautiful garden.
Great for the coffee table and for poring over when the weather gets the better of your attempts to nurture a stylish outside space, this elegantly bound guide is sure to leave you with some great tips and ideas as well as catching the eye with vivid and inspirational photography. With the appeal of ethical and sustainable gardening techniques continuing to broaden, Kingsbury is sure to provide inspiration with this attractive companion that suggests fresh and natural ways of encouraging growth and fertility within your own garden.
Growing to a Ripe Old Age (Hardback)
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Edward Enfield has only ever had one garden, but has dealt with it for over half a century. In Growing to a Ripe Old Age: 50 Years in the Garden, he explains his horticultural successes and failures, inventions and frustrations, discoveries and developments. With wry humour, Edward leads the reader through the thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens and exposes the perfidy of gardening copywriters, all while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Japanese Gardening (Hardback)
The timeless and unique Japanese garden, with its spiritual and philosophical dimensions, has for centuries appealed to those who wish to create a outdoor space with meaning and a sense of purpose. The aesthetic simplicity of the Japanese garden style is also of particular relevance to today's gardener who is looking for a minimalist, pared-down, low-maintenance garden. Charles Chesshire, a leading garden designer and enthusiast of Japanese gardening, shares his passion and knowledge in this beautifully illustrated book. He explores the fascinating history of the Japanese garden as well as today's modern and western interpretations, and looks at the influence of Shinto and the natural landscape, painting and Chinese art, and of Zen Buddhism on the development of this distinctive garden style. The Japanese garden can be broadly divided into five garden styles, including pond and stream gardens, rock and dry gardens, tea gardens, stroll gardens, and courtyard gardens. The book presents a selection of beautiful images of each style, and accompanies each with a relevant case study, composed of an illustrated garden plan, identifying key features, and an at-a-glance plant list. The main building blocks in the design of a Japanese garden - rocks, sand and gravel, ponds, waterfalls and streams, islands and water edges, and classic Japanese plants - are all fully explored. The purpose-made elements typical of a Japanese garden are also described, with useful advice on construction techniques, including boundaries and enclosures, paths, bridges and stepping stones, lanterns and water basins, shelters and arbours, and pagodas, stupas and buddhas. Finally, a gorgeously illustrated plant directory shows how the right choice of plants can enhance the authenticity of a Japanese-style garden, and includes useful advice of the best seasonal plants to choose as well as helpful horticultural information. With over 260 beautiful specially commissioned colour photographs, including stunning Japanese temple gardens and some of the best Western examples, this book is both a sumptuous inspiration and an invaluable expert reference.
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How to Grow Greens (Paperback)
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Richard Bird's How to Grow Greens is an illustrated gardener's directory of the different varieties of green vegetables, their history and cooking uses. The beautiful book offers step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, sowing, thinning seedlings, compost harvesting and storing green vegetables. It includes detailed guidance on cultivating each type , including planting times, planting depth and distance, and when to harvest. There are helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. The main types of greens are described and illustrated here, with useful information about the different varieties, their history and cultivation requirements. This practical directory describes how to grow and care for each type of vegetable, and how to harvest and store them. There are suggestions for when and where to plant the greens, and how to deal with any pests and diseases that may occur. The ideal for anyone who loves vegetables.
Growing Bulb Vegetables (Paperback)
This is an illustrated gardener's guide to the different varieties of bulb vegetables, their history and cooking uses. It includes step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, sowing from seed and from sets, and harvesting and storing. It offers practical advice on cultivating onions, garlic, leeks, Florence fennel and many more. It also offers helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. Bulb vegetables have been cultivated from the earliest civilizations for their essential flavouring qualities. They include onions, shallots, garlic, spring onions, leeks, chives and Florence fennel. These vegetables are particularly healthy and flavoursome if they are home-grown and eaten soon after harvesting. All the main types of bulb vegetables are described and illustrated, with useful information about the different varieties that can be grown, their history, cultivation requirements and cooking uses. There are suggestions for when and where to plant bulb vegetables, and how to keep them in tip-top condition by dealing with any pests and diseases that may occur. A must for the novice grower, the book also provides reliable information for the experienced gardener who wants to experiment with new varieties.
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Garden Planner (Hardback)
This inspirational two-volume collection discusses how to plan and plant the perfect garden. It includes 50 plans, step-by-step practical advice and more than 1000 colour photographs. It contains over 50 plans and more than 1000 colour photographs that show you how to create the perfect garden, even in the smallest of spaces. Detailed coverage of different styles of garden included such as: wildlife gardens; water and rock gardens; Japanese gardens; small gardens; family gardens; kitchen gardens; low-maintenance gardens; container gardens; and, patios, balconies and terraces. This title provides clear guidance on creating features such as lawns, fences, walls and patios, as well as trellising, arches and pergolas, and ponds and rock gardens. It also includes inspirational planting schemes and helpful plant lists help you choose the right plants for specific effects, conditions and locations.
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The complete book of bird feeders, bird tables, birdbaths, nest boxes and backyard birdwatching. 25 step-by-step projects for birdhouses. Expert advice on feeding. A directory of wild bird species. 760 photographs and illustrations
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How to prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, tree and soft fruit, climbers and roses Practical advice and step-by-step techniques, with over 800 photographs and 100 practical illustrations
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Japanese Garden Design Traditions and Techniques (Paperback)
This book offers practical ways to create five classic styles: Stroll Garden, Tea Garden, Courtyard Garden, Dry Garden and Pond Garden. The essential elements are explored in detail, with history and descriptions, all shown in more than 420 lavish plans, photographs and illustrations. It is an inspiring and accessible guide to designing and creating a Japanese garden, written by a leading authority on the subject. The five classic Japanese garden styles are described - tea gardens, stroll gardens, dry gardens, pond gardens and courtyard gardens. The key elements of rocks, gravel, plants and water, and their symbolic meanings and essential placing are translated for the modern gardener. It includes a history of Japanese gardens, the philosophy of the early designers, the influence of religion and spirituality, and the inspiration provided by early Chinese gardens. With 420 beautiful colour photographs and illustrations, this is a visual feast for the imagination as well as a practical introduction. This beautiful book provides a fascinating introduction to Japanese garden styles and explains their long history and development. Such gardens have a highly stylized and tightly controlled appearance. They are increasingly popular in the West, with their spiritual space, calm planting schemes, careful placement of rocks, raked gravel, considered pathways and elements of water. The five classic garden styles are discussed in detail and a plan is provided for each one. More practical considerations follow, guiding the reader to choose appropriate materials, decorative features and plants.
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Planning a Kitchen Garden (Other)
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Richard Bird's Planning A Kitchen Garden is a practical design manual for growing fruits, herbs and vegetables. It gives advice on creating a kitchen garden with plans to suit everyone. From small vegetable plots through to fruit gardens, the book contains useful information on adding soil conditioners and fertilisers, improving drainage and making compost; thinning and transplanting seedlings; harvesting and storage.
How to Grow Berries and Currants (Paperback)
This is a comprehensive illustrated guide to a wide range of delicious soft fruits with information on their origins and nutritional values. It features step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, cultivation and care, and propagation techniques. It includes expert advice on training, supporting and pruning fruit bushes, and harvesting and storing your crops. It offers helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. In this kitchen garden handbook, the most popular soft fruits are illustrated with useful information on their origins, growing habits, nutritional content and culinary uses. The second section gives key advice on soil preparation, essential tools, propagation and protecting your fruit bushes. The techniques described include training and supporting fruit bushes, pruning, sheltering plants from the weather and harvesting and storing fruit crops. The section on practical cultivation tells you how to grow all types of berries and currants, whether you have a large kitchen garden, a small garden plot with some space in the borders, or room for a few containers. A must for the novice grower, this book also provides reliable information for the experienced gardener who wants to experiment with new varieties.
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The Indoor Gardener (Hardback)
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In the beautiful book The Indoor Gardener, Diana Yakeley shows how to choose and use plants to the best effect, taking into account scale and proportion, style and placement, form and shape, colour, scent and texture. A section on interior ideas explores a range of different rooms and the plants that are most suited to them. There then follows a chapter on planting schemes, including 6 step-by-step projects that reveal how to create your own special displays. The practical aspects of indoor gardening are covered in the final chapter, which contains information on light levels and humidity, potting and pruning, problem busting, containers and tools. There is also a directory, which gives detailed horticultural information on a range of different plants.