Gardening Books

  • VEGB
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    YouTube sensation Huw Richards of HuwsNursery explains how to harvest your own home-grown food from just one vegetable bed in this month-by-month gardening guide.

    Huw has been growing his own organic, sustainable food in his family's garden for over 15 years and is now on a mission to help people grow their own vegetables abundantly, easily and inexpensively.

    With just one raised bed, Huw explains how to transform your seedlings into harvest using no-dig methods and sustainable practices. Each process is demonstrated in clear, illustrated steps and includes tips on how to grow something delicious with even the most minimal of space!
  • PRHS
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    This DK book will help you learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant. It's packed with step-by-step tutorials and will help you learn how long seedlings need to germinate and what makes a healthy stem cutting.

    From fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents, this book unveils the secrets of perfect plant propagation. It is packed with 1,800 detailed illustrations and photographs and is ideal for a thrifty gardner who wants plants for free, or anyone who wants to gift plant cuttings to friends and family.

    It's also useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants.
  • MMOW
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    Horticultural enthusiast Clive Gravett tells the story of two excessive men born 157 years apart and their love of the lawn mower in Two Men Went to Mow. Those men? Clive and the ingenious inventor of the garden machine, Edwin Beard Budding.

    Told with humour and passion, the book finds Clive looking over the history of the machine and celebrating how much mowing means to him. He reveals how this piece of machinery has impacted on all of our lives - particularly in the world of sports.

    Amongst Clive's favourite memories are mowing his parents' lawn and recreating the 1966 World Cup final goals and he also shares fascinating facts and tidbits alongside full-colour photographs.
  • ALTM
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    For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world, you can't beat home-grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch.

    This DK book will help ensure your plot provides fresh food all year round: follow its month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it and pick up time-saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests.

    It also provides clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for the best results. Get more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.
  • ANIB
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    Featuring a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh and introduction from Sir Nicholas Bacon, Matthew Biggs' A Nation in Bloom is a beautiful hardback tome that celebrates the people, plants and places of the Royal Horticultural Society.

    This book reveals the story of the RHS and how it works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. Biggs explains the RHS's role in the future of horticulture and celebrates its five famous British gardens including Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater with Jason Ingram's sumptuous photographs.

    This book also provides an insight into the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and reveals how the RHS helps define new gardening trends, encourage children to eat veg through the Campaign for School Gardening and inspire communities through Britain in Bloom.
  • GRDN
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    A handy book for anyone with greenfingers, Gardening with Containers contains 20 exciting projects - each of which can be completed in a weekend.

    Containers can come in all sorts of materials, sizes and shapes and can be used to enhance any outdoor space - from a small terrace to a large garden.

    Highly informative and superbly illustrated, this book is divided into four different sections (terra cotta, masonry, metal, and wood) and its projects include painted pots, hanging baskets and galvanised washtubs.
  • CRHS
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    Add more colour to your garden with the RHS Colour Companion!

    Packed full of inspirational ideas, this book explains the basics of colour in plants and explains how this can be harnessed in style. It has colour-themed chapters that reveal the various uses of each colour in the garden - from foliage and flowers to bark, fruit, berries and even hard landscaping materials.

    Each plant is supported with cultivation guidance and suggestions for incorporating it into a planting plan for maximum impact. There are also stunning photographs so you know exactly what you should be aiming for.
  • HDWW
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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.
  • The Container Gardener - Paperback - 9780857833808 - Frances Tophill
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    Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill explains how to make the most of any space and provides inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform your garden in The Container Gardener.

    Ideal if you have a small plot, balcony or a lack of outdoor space, this book explains just how effective container gardening can be. It will show you how to grow all sorts of herbs, spices and flowers and even contains 40 ideas for pairing plants and pots.

    Frances also showcases the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. A container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces - and this book will help you every step of the way.
  • The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 - Hardback - 9781783524044 - 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.
  • TLBK
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    This big book from DK will help you always choose the right tool for the job. It comes with a foreword from Ron Swanson himself - woodworker and tool fan Nick Offerman.

    The information in this book will help you understand, look after and use tools effectively. It contains over 800 photographs and illustrations of tools and pays homage to centuries of craftsmanship and know-how. Looking at tools from every angle, it will help you understand the structure and manufacturing-up of so many different pieces of hardware.

    From hammers and spades to chisels, this has step-by-step photography that will help you use tools like a pro.
  • GRNT
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    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
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    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.
  • AYCE
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    It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have 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.

    Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximise the space and ensure you are getting the most out of all your space and plants.

    From wisteria up your wall to tomatoes on your windowsill, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide inspiration for beautiful displays and will encourage you to adopt a healthy-eating lifestyle.
  • The Secret Gardeners - Hardback - 9780711237636 - 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!
  • AKWTI
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    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.
  • AHAUA
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    With this kit, complete with a 32page book explaining bonsai gardening, an instruction sheet, a small pot, a peat pellet, a packet of seeds, and a pair of scissors, indoor gardeners can grow a peaceful mini-garden anywhere they choose. Whether it's on a desk or in a kitchen, this little bit of greenery will brighten up the day-just add water! Also available in a full-size kit
  • AMZAX
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    Forget makeover culture and all your gardening preconceptions, this is a witty, wise and practical take on to how to create a garden that suits you. The Thrifty Gardener is about creating the garden of your dreams, regardless of resources or limited space. It will eliminate the intimidation factor and reveal the ins-and-outs of soil, seeds, sowing and growing. At the heart of this book is a DIY ethic that says you don't always have to buy what you need, you can make it, take it or swap it with friends. From making window boxes out of wine cases to creating your own stylish compost bin, from bulking up perennials to finding plants for free, this book is packed with offbeat projects for a new generation of gardeners.
  • ARDZI
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    Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
  • PPLT
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    Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.

    This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
    Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
  • 100 Simple Paper Flowers - Paperback - 9781782403081 - Kelsey Elam
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    Join in the paper flower trend and create some truly stunning decorations with the help of Kelsey Elam in this gorgeous craft book.

    Paper flowers are affordable, fun and easy to make and provide an uplifting hit of colour that will brighten anyone's day. With its 100 templates and projects, this book is blooming with brilliant ideas for ornaments, applications and decor.

    With inspiring photography, it shows you how a handful of techniques can work across the board and will show you how to make everything from paper daisies to bouquets of lilies.
  • AMBSM
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    Paula Pryke has been helping couples plan weddings for nearly 30 years and this sumptuous book distils her talent as one of the most sought after wedding florists into a unique and invaluable aide to planning your own day. In this book, Paula will guide you through every decision from the choice of theme to the selection of individual flower varieties to, offering many ideas along the way. The Wedding Flowers section leads you through the different flowers that form the key choices for many couples giving information on varieties and history from orchids and roses to sweet peas and daisies. Wedding Themes considers different style approaches, from exploring palettes such as classic white or hot pink, to a do-it-yourself vintage approach, a garden decorated for a summer evening reception, or a glamorous hotel ceremony. Floral Decorations gives you a host of ideas for decorations you will be choosing for your big day, from bouquets to buttonholes and headdresses for the flower girls. There are ideas for decorating the venue from floral arches to pew ends. For the reception afterwards there are ideas for table decorations, chairbacks, napkin details and cake toppers that will all set the stage for a wonderful celebration. For those who want to create their own arrangements, 29 step-by-step projects for bouquets and arrangements will give you all you need.
  • ACGQQ
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    In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit. Praise for John Harrison's "Vegetable Growing Month by Month": '...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand' - Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • AGHDB
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    This title is a practical guide to designing and planting your garden, with 15 plans and over 200 inspirational pictures. It helps how to successfully plan a garden, from a large family space to patios, balconies and even roof gardens. It contains advice, tips and great ideas on the basics of good garden design, as well as how to create a style that suits your needs. It offers over 15 plans for well-planned gardens, with stunning photographs showing them in all their glory. It gives step-by-step guidance on a range of hands-on projects, including constructing a trellis, building overheads, creating shade, and installing garden lights. It is an inspirational and practical book that will guide you from drawing your first plans through to planting preferences and adding the finishing touches. Often gardening is about maintaining the status quo, but sometimes it is about new plans and a change of design. This book will guide you through such exciting opportunities, offering help and advice on how to make the most of your garden shape and size, planning the different areas and elements, and filling the new spaces with exactly the right planting schemes for you. Divided into three sections, the book first takes you through initial surveying, basic patterns and different kinds of design. The next chapter gives guidance on boundaries, walling, creating shape and focal points and other practicalities. The last chapter offers ideas and projects to follow for gardens, patios, balconies and roof gardens, ranging from entertaining areas to chill-out zones, and different styles from elegant formality to an enchanted jungle. Illustrated throughout with 200 images, this is an invaluable guide to garden planning.