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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.

  • The Almanac 2020

    Lia Leendertz

    Product Code: LMNC
    Hardback
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2020 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.
    • £3.99
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  • RHS: How Do Worms Work?

    Guy Barter

    Product Code: HDWW
    Hardback
    (1)
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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.
    • £4.99
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  • RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill

    Jamie Butterworth

    Product Code: PYCK
    Hardback
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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.
    • £6.99
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  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

    Christopher Brickell

    Product Code: EOPF
    Hardback
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    Get your green fingers on this plants and flowers encyclopedia!

    Published by DK in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, this reference book will help you choose the right plants for your garden.

    As well as 8,000 easy-to-find entries and thousands of photographs, this fully comprehensive and easy-to-use book offers advice on using colour and depth.
    • £15.99
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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018

    Lia Leendertz

    Product Code: ALMN
    Hardback
    (1)
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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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  • Herbs

    Judith Hann

    Product Code: HRBS
    Hardback
    (3)
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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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  • Trees

    Alastair H. Fitter

    Product Code: AHAUN
    Paperback
    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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  • Pocket RHS Gardening Month by Month

    Product Code: ABDVV
    Paperback
    How to have a beautiful garden from January to December, this title is now fully up-to-date and revised. Pick this pocket-sized favourite from the experts at the RHS, and find out what to do when, to ensure your plants are well cared for and your garden blooms all year round. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do when, but shows you how to do it. Follow over 1,300 seasonal tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, including star plants from January to December, and tips on organisation. Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy 12 months of successful gardening.
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  • RHS Propagating Plants

    Alan R. Toogood

    Product Code: BZBCK
    Hardback
    (1)
    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.
    • £15.99
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  • RHS Floral Desk Address Book

    Royal Horticultural Society

    Product Code: BAKKH
    Hardback
    This beautiful floral address book is covered with real linen cloth, has embossing to the cover and includes a ribbon marker. With colour-coded alphabetical sections and beautiful floral images throughout from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library, this decorative address book makes the perfect gift.
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  • RHS Good Plant Guide

    Product Code: AJDAT
    Paperback
    This is the ultimate plant guide, updated to include current RHS Awards of Garden Merit so you know which plants are RHS recommended. Whether you want to cultivate the classic English rose or grow a crop of climbing French beans, choose plants with confidence with the RHS Good Plant Guide. This book recommends over 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, bedding plants, fruits and vegetables for every garden situation - all readily available from nurseries and garden centres- and with more than 1,500 photos and illustrations, it will ensure your garden flourishes all year round. Whether you are a green fingered guru or just starting out, enjoy good plants throughout the year with the RHS Good Plant Guide, now in paperback (previous ISBN 9781405362986).
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  • Perfect Pruning

    Simon Akeroyd

    Product Code: BXGMX
    Hardback
    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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  • Cacti and Succulents Handbook

    Gideon F. Smith

    Product Code: BOKTL
    Paperback
    Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.
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  • Scent in the Garden

    Andrew Mikolajski

    Product Code: BDBOS
    Hardback
    This title helps you create a fragrant paradise to enjoy throughout the year, shown in 100 stunning photographs. You can make the most of scent around the garden by planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, herbs and small trees. You can choose beautiful plants that will calm, stimulate and uplift the body and spirit, such as butterfly bushes, honeysuckle, hyacinths, jasmine, lavender, lilac and roses. It describes scented schemes for many different garden styles, including cottage, Mediterranean and formal. It features an at-a-glance reference chart giving plant descriptions and a guide to their common names. Smell is one of the most powerful of our senses, and a glorious garden filled with subtle or intoxicating fragrances can affect our mood and wellbeing. This invaluable handbook describes the myriad plants that have scented qualities, whether it is in their flowers, leaves, fruit or bark, and explains how to use them effectively in different locations and garden styles. There is guidance on planting and harvesting for maximum fragrance, as well as advice on how to choose varieties that will provide interest throughout the year, and from morning until night. There is also a useful chart listing scented plants with their growing season and attributes.
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  • Planting with Perennials

    Richard Bird

    Product Code: BDBMV
    Hardback
    This title helps you how to create a beautiful garden with versatile perennials, shown in more than 100 photographs. It includes inspirational ideas for using these highly popular plants in a variety of garden styles, such as formal, informal, cottage, wildflower and contemporary. It features perennials that provide both hot and cool visual interest, as well as plants for different locations around the garden, from herbaceous borders to containers. It includes practical advice on growing from seed, taking cuttings, watering, feeding, weeding, deadheading and staking, as well as useful reference charts providing plant descriptions and a guide to perennials' common names. It is difficult to imagine a garden without perennials, with the diverse colorations and scents of their flowers, as well as the wonderful shapes and textures of their foliage. This handy guide describes ways to use perennials effectively within different garden styles, and is brimming with suggestions for using them to their best advantage in bold or subtle schemes. It covers a wide range of common garden plants, such as aquilegia, clematis, lilies and verbena, and also contains advice on how to plant for year-round displays, with tips for sowing, planting and maintenance. It is an invaluable guide for gardeners interested in creating permanent planting combinations.
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  • A Beautiful Obsession

    Jimi Blake

    Product Code: BZPIX
    Hardback
    Jimi Blake has spent the last 25 years discovering stand-out plants which he grows in dynamic and innovative ways at the fabulous Hunting Brook Gardens. As we "walk the garden" in this absorbing book it's impossible not to gasp at his exuberant, highly idiosyncratic style and marvel at his acute eye for interesting plants. Foliage plants play a key role, their finely cut leaves, extraordinary shapes and rich textures changing the way we think about trees and shrubs. In another bold move, cacti and succulents are summer planted to provide interesting pairings with hardy perennials while jewel-box geums, dahlias and salvias are carefully chosen for their long flowering and perfect hues. Hunting Brook is always on the move and even regular visitors find fresh surprises around every corner, often inspired by Jimi's recent travels or a new purchase from a specialist nursery. Yet from the open borders to the woodland and valley there is a grounded quality to the garden that reflects Jimi's close ties with the land and respect for the spirit of the place. A Beautiful Obsession inspires new garden projects, rewrites the rule book about combining plants and changes the way you think about plants and gardens.
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  • Grow Your Own Botanicals

    Cinead McTernan

    Product Code: BXMEF
    Hardback
    Grow Your Own Botanicals brings together an inspiration collection of plants that add beauty, structure and interest to a garden as well as providing an exciting harvest that can be used in innovative ways in the kitchen and home. If you're buying seed kits and botanical plant gifts or like to experiment with making your own drinks, remedies or skin care, this handbook is the must-have companion gardening guide. Now you can make your hibiscus cordial for cocktails, herb and spice mix for your roasts or calendula face cream with your own garden produce. Cinead offers general advice on getting started - soil, composting, borders, containers, seed saving, cuttings, intercropping, wildlife and biodiversity -before moving on to the botanical garden. From plants that might traditionally be recognised as a botanical, to more unusual exotic varieties, this collection of 80 botanicals don't need huge space to grow, but must harvest meaningful amounts to use to flavour food, drinks and oils. Experiment with herbs like juniper, lemon balm or nigella, grow evening primrose or liquorice with their pretty flowers, and try out fruits like Chillean guava or yuzu. This is gardenening at its most fun and fanciful!
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  • The Apprehensive Gardener

    Griselda Kerr

    Product Code: BXGXM
    Paperback
    When Griselda Kerr, newly returned from Hong Kong, set out to rescue the `dismal-looking' plants in her garden, she looked for a general guide book to help her - and failed to find one. Instead, she started to collect information wherever she could. After twenty years of gathering gardening knowledge, and testing it out in her Derbyshire garden, she has put together the book she wished she had access to then. No coffee table book this, it is made for constant quick reference: look up the plant you want to know about in the first section of the book, which is an alphabetical list of plants within a chart of months and seasons. There will be a coloured box in any month where action is needed (action that, depending on the climate, might be done a month either side). Turning to the month in question, you will find a brief description of what is to be done. You might be advised to prune, clip, deadhead or divide, cut right down, feed or mulch. A section on gardening techniques provides sound instructions on all these activities and more. From time to time you might need more detailed information from a specialist book on, say, propagation. But here is where you begin!
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  • In Bloom

    Clare Nolan

    Product Code: BWJZM
    Hardback
    Planting cut flowers brings that 'grow-your-own' excitement to a whole new level - being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process - from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home decor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.
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  • Weeds on Trial

    Ruth Binney

    Product Code: BWHKL
    Paperback
    This ingenious and informative new illustrated book reveals the inside stories of more than 50 common and successful weeds, including cultivated `thugs' which gardeners plant at their peril, and presents its findings as evidence for the prosecution and defence. It then explores the ways in which the weeds are so successful, whether annual, biennial or perennial, and suggests effective ways of removing or controlling them, and for using them wisely. Where important, as with weeds such as Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam, it includes your legal obligations as a gardener to stop these most pernicious weeds from spreading. A useful reference section tells you all you need to know about weeding tools, weedkillers, composting weeds and using mulches to stop them spreading, plus specific details on weeds in lawns and ponds and weeds and the law. So whether you're worried by groundsel or ground elder, nettles or knotweed, bamboo or brambles, or would like to encourage dandelions or clovers to grow exactly where you want them, then these are the verdicts you need.
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  • The The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll

    Product Code: BRWRB
    Paperback
    This wonderful book contains a selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening. It is divided into eight chapters, on subjects from Design and Ornament and Colour and Scent to Flowers in the House, each one filled with sound common sense, wise advice and enormous knowledge which Gertrude includes in her books. Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was one of the founding figures of modern British gardening. 'The greatest artist in horticulture and garden planting that England had produced.' - Christopher Hussey
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  • The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

    Emma Sibley

    Product Code: BOKGZ
    Hardback
    House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants - this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
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  • Air-Purifying Houseplants

    Nat Hawes

    Product Code: BNHJV
    Paperback
    In the late '80s, NASA studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found a range of plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds. In the same way, these plants can help clean the indoor air here on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air - and not only can they remove airborne contaminants but some are also nutritious herbs for both medicinal and cooking use. Many also contain volatile oils which can be used to clean both the home and the body without the toxins of conventional products. In Air-purifying Houseplants find out how you can even prevent `sick building syndrome', and how to work with indoor plants to reduce the risk of contracting colds and other viruses, decrease blood pressure, lift the mood, reduce mental fatigue and improve sleep.
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  • Tuberous Begonias

    Jack Larter

    Product Code: BEMUZ
    Hardback
    Tuberous begonias are sensational flowers: their abundant blooms capture everyone's heart and eye. This authoritative guide introduces the best varieties and celebrates the great range of colours grown. Written by Jack Larter, who has devoted many years of love and toil to the plants, it covers everything that both novice and veteran need to know to grow blooms for the home, garden and show bench.
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