A comprehensive guide to all the essential skills and techniques needed to plant and maintain ornamental and kitchen gardens. Practical information on growing and caring for key garden plants, including trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, annuals and perennials. Helpful advice on growing fresh produce in the garden, including... read more
Peter Fudge Gardens reveals an exciting collection of modern Australian outdoor living spaces. From tiny urban courtyards to sprawling country properties, award-winning designer Peter Fudge shares his innovative approach, and demonstrates how it can be applied in all garden settings
'Hi, it's Jim Mora from Mucking In and we'd love to give you a new garden ...'For nearly 10 years, New Zealanders have been thanking those amazing individuals with the biggest hearts, the most generous natures, and (often) the most neglected gardens, by nominating them for Television One's premier garden makeover show, Muckin... read more
Herb gardening is an easy and inexpensive, and combines the pleasures of the flower garden with the usefulness of the vegetable plot. This book is useful to those wishing to experience the pleasure of growing herbs. It helps in: designing and planning your herb garden; choosing and planting herbs; growing herbs indoors; and more.
Roses are treasured for many reasons, as flowers of captivating beauty, for their sweet fragrance, their fascinating history, their value as the most versatile of garden plants and as symbols of trust, nationhood, and love. The quest to create roses, and the flowers that have resulted, are the subjects of this splendid book. ... read more
64 gardens are listed in this guide : 44 in the North Island and 20 in the South Island. The gardens featured have been visited by a team of NZ Gardens Trust assessors, working to a rigorous set of standards. Factors considered include hard landscaping and design, plant material and its use and association, maintenance, safet... read more
David Hicks was one of the great designers of the twentieth century. Primarily known for his interior design, he was also involved with carpets, jewellery, fabrics, furniture, wallpaper, sheets and, last but not least, gardens. His approach was dictatorial and uncompromising and he did not mince his words. What he sought to i... read more
Lilies are among the the most popular cut flowers and garden plants. This authoritative and comprehensive guide to lilies combines the allure of the lily with inspiring and practical information on growing and gardening lilies.
A classic book which has revolutionised the understanding of the problems involved with dry gardens and opened up many opportunities for gardens in our new Mediterranean conditions.
In "Organic Gardening", Charles Dowding, who started the first vegetable box scheme in 1983, shares the philosophy, tips and techniques which have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years. Forget the rules: 'received wisdom' about gardening is surprisingly inaccura... read more
Winner of the Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the Year Award 2011. Life is too short to grow ordinary food. Why bother spending time, effort and money growing the typical varieties of fruit and vegetables that you can easily buy locally and cheaply and which, crucially, taste pretty much the same whether home grown or shop... read more
|Author:||David C. Stuart|
Offers a store of garden plans inspired by some of the bewitching and famous gardens in the world. Each graden is given a historical context and its best qualities, best seasons and times of day are explained. Planting plans given for each scheme with shopping list and suggestions for adapting each plan to limitations of given space.
Every garden needs some extra colour at some point - whether it's to fill a gap in a border, place a hanging basket or even liven up wall with window boxes. "The Bedding Plant Expert" shows you the best way to add extra interest, with advice on: buying and raising bedding plants; picking the right bedding plants for your gard... read more
One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds.Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American speci... read more
Edna Walling's legacy of garden design and inspired writings is now enriched by this collection of over 50 of her classic watercolour plans. Many new classic Walling gardens have been discovered covering most Australian states. This comprehensive study includes garden descriptions, design principles and an overview of her career.
This book tells the story of one of the most original and important gardens of the 21st Century. Covering 30 acres in the Borders area of Scotland, the Garden on Cosmic Speculation is conceived as a place to explore certain aspects of the universe. It uses nature to celebrate nature, both intellectually and through the senses... read more
|Series:||Mitchell Beazley Gardening|
Lighting brings the finishing touch to any garden or landscape. It introduces magic and illusion by enhancing some spaces while leaving others shrouded in mystery. This innovative book reveals the very best and most up-to-date lighting effects as they have been used in contemporary gardens throughout the world. Divided into t... read more
|Author:||Brett L Markham|
A complete guide to producing a rich harvest from a small area for both your own consumption and profit. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre and earn cash while spending less than half the time that... read more
In The Curious Gardener, Anna Pavord brings together in 12 chapters - one from each month of the year - 72 pieces on all aspects of gardening.
From what to do in each month and how to get the best from flowers, plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables, through reflections on the weather, soil, the English landscape and favou... read more
You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. It includes guidance on selecting all types of fruit for ... read more