Asters, or Michaelmas daisies, are popular for their late flowering habit and daisy-type blooms in a range of pink-to-purple colours. This book offers a wide-ranging study of the genus. It is a comprehensive guide to growing asters containing details of their history, botany and cultivation from all over the world. It includ... read more
Is a comprehensive guide to organically growing ornamental plants, fruit trees, vegetables and cereal crops. All that is essential in organic gardening, including: the garden as an ecosystem; preparation and maintenance; alternatives to pesticides; cultivation; community gardens; and soil and its essential nutrients.
As good design is the key to a successful garden, this book has collected together some of the best of today's structural garden plans, providing practical solutions for sites of varying size and shape in both town and country. After an introduction that explains the basics of garden design, the text features over 150 structu... read more
The leading one-stop reference for commercial vegetable growers for more than 50 years.
Rooted in tradition, branching out to the future.
For more than half a century, Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers has provided generations of commercial growers with the most timely, accessible, and useful informat... read more
"Compost-making doesn't need to be hard work, costs almost nothing, and the only secret ingredient you need is patience." - Ken Thompson. Making compost isn't just simple and satisfying; it will save you spending money on expensive soil conditioners and mulches. There's no need for fancy gadgets. Discover how to build a si... read more
Everyone loves roses, and this beautifully illustrated and practical book is essential reading for any amateur gardener with an interest in growing them. Here you will find all the advice and encouragement you need, in easy-to-follow format, together with a wealth of information on choosing the right roses, planting and then ... read more
Beautifully illustrated and encyclopedic in scope, this is the only guide you
The right kind of stone and how you incorporate it in your landscape and garden can make all the difference. Stone, a broad term that includes pavers, fieldstones, bricks, rocks and boulders, and stone veneer, can be used to create a distinct yet practical component to any yard. And with the variety of natural and manufacture... read more
Simple steps to growing beautiful orchids, from the experts at the RHS. Follow RHS show-how and know-how for orchids that look great all year round with the minimum time and effort. This work includes inspirational and practical tips and step-by-steps that will show you how to choose, grow and care for orchids in your home or... read more
Whether we recognise it or not, gardeners are artists. Indeed, experimenting with the colours of plants is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. While the shapes and grouping of plants in the garden are as important as form and composition are to a painting, colour brings the scene to life, giving it personality and... read more
Nut growing has become more popular and technology has developed significantly over the last 5 years. This book is the starting point for prospective commercial nut growers - large or small scale, for farmers who want to diversify and also for gardeners interested in growing nut trees in their back yards. Nut Grower's Guide i... read more
This book will teach the reader how to make beautiful, livable gardens for small yards and city lots by using imaginative design to create the illusion of space. The author brings twenty years of landscape design experience to provide the homeowner with virtually all the practical and hands-on advice they will need in order t... read more
There are hundreds of species of native plants of all shapes and sizes suitable for the garden, but which are the best? Which will be the easiest to grow and the most likely to succeed in a variety of climates with minimal care and maintenance. Offers a selection of readily available, hardy, versatile and attractive trees, sh... read more
Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award! Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic qualit... read more
Offering a professional approach to garden design, A Handbook for Garden Designers follows the complete design process, from initial survey, draughting and planning, through to the successful completion of your plans. Providing the expertise necessary to tackle gardens of all kinds and sizes, the book includes over 100 plans,... read more
The Bromeliaceae family consists of about 46 genera, several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. All are well able to adapt to their surroundings, which can range from steamy jungles to deserts. They are assisted in survival techniques by their rosetted cups, which efficiently catch water and n... read more
Monet's magnificent garden at Giverny, France, is so unique in its design principles and artistic expression that even the smallest part of it shown in photographs can be recognised immediately as the garden of this famous Impressionist painter. Award-winning garden writer and photographer Derek Fell has visited the garden ma... read more
Revised and updated compact guide to keeping your garden looking good the whole year round with plants for every season. "RHS What Plant When" will help you to be the envy of your neighbours with a garden in bloom through every season. With colour photographs and at-a-glance information for over 1,000 plants, the experts at t... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Garden Media Guild Book Award: Practical Book of the Year 2010.|
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
'Square Metre Gardening' is revolutionising the way the modern gardens are grown today! After 30 years perfecting his methods Mel Bartholomew's 'Square Metre Gardening', shows you how to grow an abundance of produce from such a small space. No worrying about weeds and fertilisers, no back breaking digging, just an Earth frien... read more