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We have books about trees, plants and flowers that will help you transform your garden - whatever the size! Whether you’re looking for tips to help you grow your plants, or for advice on how to arrange your garden, you’re sure to find what you need with our range of plant books.

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Plants, Flowers & Trees Books

We have books about trees, plants and flowers that will help you transform your garden - whatever the size! Whether you’re looking for tips to help you grow your plants, or for advice on how to arrange your garden, you’re sure to find what you need with our range of plant books.

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    RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill (Hardback)

    Jamie Butterworth

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    This book showcases 50 resilient and easy-to-grow plant types for gardeners who are short on time and low on space.

    Suitable for outdoor or indoor gardeners, the plants have been selected for their ability to withstand the actions (or lack thereof) of even the most forgettable gardener.

    There are handy plant profiles for everything from edibles for a windowsill to potted plants for balconies and this book also offers advice on where each plant should be placed and how you can help them thrive without too much maintenance and disruption to your precious time.

    It lists do's and don'ts for different plants and also provides basic information on planting, watering, growing from seed and feeding.
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    Herbs (Hardback)

    Judith Hann

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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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    The Secret Gardeners (Hardback)

    Victoria Summerley

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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
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    RHS: How Do Worms Work? (Hardback)

    Guy Barter

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    This horticultural book is ideal for anyone who has green fingers. It covers every aspect of gardens and gardening. It provides expert answers to all the questions a gardener wants to ask - and a few you may not have thought of...

    From how worms breathe to why trees get so big, this book is packed with photographs, engravings and diagrams that explain all you need to know about gardening.

    Written by the head of the RHAS Members' Advisory Service, this is ideal for fact-loving gardeners and covers everything from the quirky and whimsical to the practical.
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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 (Hardback)

    Lia Leendertz

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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2018 is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
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    RHS Propagating Plants (Hardback)

    Alan R. Toogood

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    Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents. Packed with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of RHS Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice. How long do your seedlings need to germinate? What makes a healthy stem cutting? How do you know what type of rootstock to use when grafting plants? Find all the answers within, alongside more than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos to refer to, plus the experts' secrets to perfect plant propagation. Ideal for the thrifty gardener who wants plants for free, or who wants to gift favourite plant cuttings to friends and family; and useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants. Fill your garden with beautiful plants for next-to-nothing with this brand new edition of the most comprehensive guide to propagating plants ever published.
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    Wicked Plants (Hardback)

    Amy Stewart

    A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glinting red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front) garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
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    Home Gardener's Propagation (Paperback)

    David Squire

    Buying individual plants can be expensive-but raising your own saves money and gives lots of gardening satisfaction. Every aspect of the art of propagation is covered, from the philosophy behind creating plants to the easiest species to grow to the best materials and equipment.All the major methods receive well-illustrated, in-depth, and easy to follow explanations, including seeds and cuttings, division and layering, and budding and grafting, and there's a handy, at-a-glance A-Z listing of ideal propagation plants for the home and garden. Both novice and more experienced gardeners will turn to this invaluable reference again and again.
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    Perfect Pruning (Hardback)

    Simon Akeroyd

    Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with useful, easy-to-follow advice on pruning all the plants that need it, from individual roses to the hedge that encircles your garden, including shrubs, climbers and fruit trees along the way. The author discusses the best equipment for pruning, from simple secateurs and loppers to pruning saws and powerful chainsaws (though you'll need professional training for those). He includes an invaluable seasonal guide to pruning - find out why you should prune roses and lavender in autumn but keep your secateurs away from trees, and why spring is the best time to tackle buddleia to ensure a butterfly-filled summer. There is a useful section on the legislation around pruning, including dealing with potentially problematic plants such as leylandii, and fascinating practices such as coppicing, pollarding, pleaching and decorative topiary are also covered. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains all the advice you need to keep on top of your pruning and make your garden even more beautiful.
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    Happy Orchid (Hardback)

    Sara Rittershausen

    Proud new owner of a gorgeous orchid? Learn the essentials of buying orchids, orchid care and how to keep it flowering beautifully, year after year, with this bite-sized beginner's guide. Did you know that many orchids hate being in direct sunlight? Or that most orchids have a crucial dormant period when their care needs change? Happy Orchid dispels the myths around how to care for orchids, starting with a simple, step-by-step introduction that demonstrates all the essential growing techniques, including how to plant, what feed to give them - orchids are fussy eaters! - and how to water and maintain humidity. Discover more than 120 illustrated profiles of the most desirable orchids to grow: graceful Phalaenopsis, delicate Dendrobium, spectacular Cymbidium and many more varieties. Each profiled orchid lets you know exactly what they need for optimum growth, including where best to place them, how often they need repotting, how to prolong flowering and encourage reflowering. With this book as your guide, you will quickly become an expert on how to grow orchids and be inspired to fill your home with these striking, colourful beauties.
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    Home Grown Gardening Guide to Best Perennials for Sun and Shade (Paperback)

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    A quick-reference guide to planting perennials for gardeners with little experience and time.
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    Brilliant and Wild (Hardback)

    Lucy Bellamy

    From back-of-an-envelope list to flower-filled paradise - Brilliant and Wild: A Garden from Scratch in a Year gives even the most inexperienced gardener the chance to create a beautiful and wildlife-friendly outdoor space - from nothing - in just twelve months. Award-winning photographer, Jason Ingram, followed the author over the course of a year, as she created the garden shown in the book for her sister. This highly practical book provides new gardeners with step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly perennial garden that will bloom within months and be fully established within a year.
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    Planting for Honeybees (Hardback)

    Sarah Wyndham Lewis

    Of the 25,000 known species of bee worldwide, only seven species are honeybees. Bees and plants have a sophisticated and delicate symbiosis. In recent years, the shrinking of green spaces has endangered the honeybee. Now Planting for Honeybees shows you how you can help these delightful pollinators to flourish by creating a garden as a habitat for them. No matter how small or large your space - from a window ledge in the city to a country garden - Sarah Wyndham Lewis offers practical advice on which plants to grow, and when and where to plant them. Charmingly illustrated with delicate drawings, this a jewel of a guide to treasure.
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    Gardeners' World: 101 Ideas for Small Gardens (Paperback)

    Martyn Cox

    So your garden is more like a landing than a landscape, but that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful, stylish garden from the space and get everything (or almost everything) you need and want from it. If you're lacking inspiration, don't know where to start or are simply stuck on some aspect of your garden, here are the answers you are looking for. In this book, the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will help you create the perfect small garden for your needs - whether your priority is practical or aesthetic, or a bit of both. Let the experts guide you to getting the most from your garden: with top tips on making your boundaries seem bigger, breaking up the plot, choosing the right plants for the space, creating storage for all your bits and bobs and a space for enjoying it all after the hard work is done. So don't lose the plot when faced with your small garden; allow yourself to be inspired, and you can make it the garden of your dreams.
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    100 Plants That Won't Die in Your Garden (Paperback)

    Geoff Tibballs

    Stocking a garden with plants can be an expensive business, so there are few things more frustrating than when the prized specimen for which you have paid a king's ransom either online or at a garden centre shrivels up and dies within a year or so of purchase. If you can prove that the plant was half-dead when it arrived, you may able to obtain a refund from some online retailers, but for the most part you have to put it down to experience and make a firm mental note not to buy fussy plants in future. The problem is that many websites and catalogues claim that everything they stock is easy to grow. Herbaceous perennials are a particular minefield. Too often you are told that a certain plant 'will come back year after year' without fail when in reality it is either so tender that the only chance of it surviving an average British winter is in a greenhouse or it is a short-lived perennial that is unlikely to flourish beyond two years anyway - and even then only if the local slugs and snails are on a diet. This book cuts through the horticultural sales pitches by listing 100 plants which, for little care beyond the essential watering at planting time, can reliably be expected to thrive in just about any garden. These plants are all but indestructible - pests give them a wide berth, they will prosper in any reasonable garden soil and will withstand anything that the UK climate throws at them. Divided into sections for shrubs, conifers, climbers, perennials, grasses, annuals, alpines and bulbs and with each entry having a Value For Money (VFM) rating out of 10, this easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable not only for the new gardener but also for old hands who are fed up with wasting time and money on plants that all too rapidly lose the will to live. With these suggestions, you can be assured of year-round colour and interest in your garden for the minimum of effort.
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    The Edible Flower Garden (Paperback)

    Kathy Brown

    This title deals with planning, planting and cultivating over 25 edible flower schemes with accompanying recipes. It is an illustrated flower directory provides at-a-glance information on over 45 edible flower varieties and their complementary foods. Professional gardening and cooking tips ensure success both outdoors and in the kitchen. It is a stunning visual guide and informative reference to consult and treasure. Flowers have been used for culinary purposes since earliest times: rose petals have been used to perfume cakes for centuries, and the richly scented 'Parma' violet was a popular ingredient during the Victorian era. This unique gardening guide and recipe collection offers over 25 planting schemes, with accompanying recipes showing how to use the flowers in the kitchen. You can create a spring planter of violets and primroses, a scented lavender basket, or a striking pairing of sunflowers and nasturtiums, then create tasty dishes and drinks. With gorgeous photographs by award-winning Michelle Garrett, this book will delight both gardeners and cooks alike.
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    Trees (Paperback)

    Alastair H. Fitter

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are out on the town or strolling through the countryside. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but also details of leaf shape, flowers, fruits and bark. Features both deciduous and evergreen species, with information on the origin of each species, its height, preferred habitat and growing conditions. Illustrations of cones, catkins, nuts and fruits allow you to distinguish between similar species at a glance. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 220 trees and shrubs that are native to or flourish in Britain and northern Europe.
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    RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (Hardback)

    Christopher Brickell

    This is the fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS. "RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers" is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new 'how to' section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener's bookshelf.
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    Tulips (Hardback)

    Jane Eastoe

    A perennial favourite among flower-buyers, Tulips is next in the strand of Pavilion's successful and stylish floral gardening companions. Spectacular photography, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening tips show you that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. With tulip production in the Netherlands reaching a record high of two billion in 2018, it is clear that the world continues to be enchanted with these beautiful bulbs. Fringed, serrated, frilly or smooth, tulips have over 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work well in almost any scenario, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres. From the fascinating history of the tulip, including where they come from, tulipmania and bulbs grown today, the book curates over 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From the fabulous flushed-with pink petals of La Belle Epoque and the raspberry swirl of Carnaval De Nice, to the crystal-fringed rim of Fancy Frills and the fiery form of Double Flaming Parrot, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and temporary varieties. With engaging commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip.
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    Orchids (Hardback)

    Brian Rittershausen

    Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This classic book, written by two of the world's leading orchid authorities and now updated, presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful flowers successfully. It contains guidance on tools and equipment; feeding and watering; and dealing with pests and diseases. A directory describes and illustrates a wide range of species and hybrids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. With over 600 exquisite photographs, this is the definitive guide to growing these well-loved plants.
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    Gardening with Conifers (Paperback)

    Adrian Bloom

    A revised and expanded edition of this highly acclaimed reference. Among the changes is the addition of a foreword by Michael A. Dirr, author of such classics as Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New content and updates are found in the chapters and sections, 'Why Conifers?', 'The Magic of Conifers', 'A Closer Look at Conifers' and in the detailed practical section, 'Growing Conifers in Your Garden'. This edition also features the author's comprehensively revised Directory of 600 conifers, so current that it includes Wollemia nobilis, a two million-year-old species only recently found and genetically identified, and available at a select few nurseries. 'Conifers that Grow on You' is a new feature, as is the chapter, 'The Mauergarten Story', which chronicles the author's design of the garden at one of Germany's premiere nurseries. Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, the book includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice on: * Size and growth rates; * Site and soil preferences; * Planting, maintenance and propagation; * Pruning, pests and diseases; * Dwarf conifers and ground covers; * Conifers in containers, moving conifers and more. Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world available to British and European gardeners. Stunning colour photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to magnificent estates. It reveals the unexpected magic that conifers can bring to every garden and the many roles they can play in creating structure and balance for year-round visual interest and colour.
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    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners (Paperback)

    The Royal Horticultural Societ

    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
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    Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Grow Your Own Plants (Paperback)

    Alan Titchmarsh

    One of the most exciting aspects of gardening is growing your own plants from scratch. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how simple it is to propagate plants by following a few basic techniques. Learn how to produce a flourishing garden filled with ornamental and edible plants, at very little expense. Features: demystified, down-to-earth approach to propagation; easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams; A-Z directory with recommended propagation techniques for each plant; key tips on taking cuttings, sowing seed, layering and division; and guidance on promoting growth of young plants.
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    RHS Plants for Places (Hardback)

    This is the ultimate list of readily available plants for every site and situation, now fully up-to-date and revised. From damp shady spots to choosing the best climbers for pergolas, rely on the expertise and authority of the RHS to help you choose the plants that are ideal for your garden. Whether you want to attract wildlife or perfume your scented garden, quick-reference lists show you the best plants for every site and situation. With full colour photographs and growing information for over 1,000 tried and tested plants, this is the perfect pocket-sized guide for trips to the garden centre and nursery.
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