This comprehensive reference provides practical guidance for any homeowner who wants to create a more attractive yard.
Written by landscaping experts, it provides time-tested, easy-to-follow instructions for designing and shaping an effective landscape plan. Whether renovating an existing landscape or completely starti... read more
An inspiring and joyous account of a year of living 'the good life'. When Sarah and her young family moved from an urban metropolis to the rural backblocks, the first thing she did was to build a large garden. Being self-sufficient soon became a family affair. THE GOOD LIFE is a funny and inspiring slice-of-life gardening bo... read more
This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects... read more
|Author:||Carol Bucknell and Sally Tagg|
Author Carol Bucknell and photographer Sally Tagg have travelled the length of New Zealand to capture more than twenty of our most impressive and interesting modern garden designs. The result is Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand, a stunningly photographed book celebrating some of the best contemporary gardens our country ha... read more
|Author:||Gunter Mader & Elke Zimmerman|
Everything you always wanted to know about walls. If you're interested in beautiful walls that make a difference in a landscape - a wall that really is an artful statement in and of itself, then this is the book for you.
Fundamental elements of garden and landscape architecture, walls define borders, create sp... read more
Perch Hill is the story of the years spent in finding and building a personal Arcadia, sometimes a dream, sometimes a nightmare, by writer Adam Nicolson and his wife, cook and gardener, Sarah Raven. Adam Nicolson was determined to leave metropolitan life but the rundown farm in the Sussex Weald was not qui... read more
In today's economic climate, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - this is the book that will help every householder do just that.
Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practica... read more
|Author:||E. A. Upritchard|
A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand.First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times since 1985. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the pro... read more
The ultimate guide for every home gardener! All the information you need regarding likes and dislikes, requirements and care, common problems, harvest and the nutrition of your favourite vegetables and herbs as well as a guide to when to sow and plant.
In 1967 the Barker Family purchased a rather run-down Larnach Castle and its 14 hectares of grounds. Today they host well over 100,000 paying visitors per year, making it Dunedin's top visitor attraction. The garden, Margaret Barker's personal creation over 37 years, has also been labeled a "Garden of National Significance" b... read more
This simple and easy to follow manual will provide an insight for children, adults and the elderly. When one considers the average thickness of the world's topsoil is only 20 centimetres and this maintains the world's population, you realise what an importantart part earthworms play in our lives. No topsoil - no life! John St... read more
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to vegetable, herb and spice plants that explores old favourites and many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. As well as the A to Z guide to over 200 species, and lists of the most popular cultivars, a general introduction gives a basic background to various aspects of hortic... read more
The most comprehensive book on greenhouse gardening available today. Today, greenhouses and sunrooms are real living spaces where gardeners spend as much time with a book and a cup of coffee as they do with a watering can and a pair of pruning shears. In this fully revised edition of a best-selling classic, veteran gardener S... read more
|Author:||Rhonda Massingham Hart|
At last, here comes an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow their own food in small spaces - growing up! "Vertical Vegetables & Fruit" shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees,... read more
Forest gardening is a novel way of growing edible crops - with nature doing most of the work for you. A forest garden is modelled on young natural woodland, with a wide range of crops grown in different vertical layers. Unlike in a conventional garden, there is little need for digging, weeding or pest control. Species are car... read more
|Author:||B. Santich & G. Bryant|
This book invites readers on a sumptuously illustrated walk through the world garden to discover the story of some 250 food plants from field to table. Illustrated with more than 500 images and written by top international horticultural and culinary experts, the sumptuous Edible explores the origins, history, and contemporary... read more
Vegetables, fruits and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a mat... read more
|Author:||Janice Marriott & Virginia Pawsey|
An uncommon tale of friendship, food and two very different gardens
Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey went to Gisborne Girls’ High together and met again after thirty years at a school reunion. They rekindled their friendship and began writing, discovering in the process a shared passion for gardening and cookin... read more
Forthcoming, March 2013
|Author:||Joan Clifton & Jenny Hendy|
This title lets you select ideas from a range of popular styles including Traditional Lines, Mediterranean Moods, Outdoor Rooms, Productive Spaces, Contemplative Retreats and Modern Zones. Case studies demonstrate real-life backyards to set your imagination alight, from an exotic Moroccan Nights location for entertaining in s... read more
|Author:||Alan Toogood (horticultural correspondent for "The Times")|
From trees and shrubs to culinary herbs, this unequalled practical guide from the RHS offers invaluable advice on the successful propagation of all garden plants. Detailed A-Z listings on over 1,500 plants, together with specially commissioned photographs and colour illustrations show you every technique you will need. With u... read more