This is a "Sunday Times" Gardening Book of the Year. This is a "Daily Telegraph" Gardening Book of the Year. This is a book of easy projects for virgin gardeners. If you've never done it before, or have been disappointed in the past, these ideas will show you how to get intimate with plants and sex up your living space - indo... read more
Produced in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), this book is a celebration of the world's finest botanic gardens. Not only do these gardens contain stunning displays of trees, shrubs and plants which are often rare in horticulture, but they also provide living laboratories for botanical researc... read more
There has been a quiet revolution in country gardens, with country dwellers creating exciting new outside spaces. Plants remain at the heart of these gardens, but are used in strikingly new ways - with a wild mix of height, scale and colour. Traditional cottage garden flowers meet bold, architectural plants; evergreens come i... read more
This method of planting and gardening aims to transform your garden into a haven for your family, pets and native fauna.
Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this essential guide to cacti and other succulents is both a practical manual and a source of reference and inspiration for all enthusiasts. More than 250 different species or genera, and their natural habitats are described. Topics covered include: the unique nature of succulent... read more
The book first considers how we should garden today and what the new gardening means. Thematic chapters identify the benefits and potential of your site, look at the importance of managing your soil, show why sustainability is important in the garden, show how gardening with wildlife in mind is beneficial for both your garden... read more
As a country, New Zealand has a young and dynamic environment. It was the last significant land mass on the planet to be colonised by humans. Waves of human immigration have introduced enormous numbers of exotic species, at an accelerating rate. Some of the introduced species have emerged as major pests of national importance... read more
Plants not only feed the world; they are used everywhere in the treatment of sickness. They are guardians of our survival, and this fragile green inheritance needs to be understood in order for it to remain. An excellent reference for schools.
An inspirational look at the wide variety of garden environments home to succulents. Includes courtyard, nature strip, seaside, frosty rural, hillside, and dry climate gardens.
1996 Victoria University Press Wellington paper back tidy copy ISBN: 9780864733108 Title: NZ COAST AND MOUNTAIN PLANTS Author: DAWSON J & LUCAS R Year: 1996 Format: PAPERBACK Price: $25.00 Pages: 176
This is a fully comprehensive guide to please even the most thorough grower. Beginning with an overview of the nature of seeds, including how they are pollinated and fertilised, Jekka McVicar draws on her extensive experience of farming herbs, describing when and how to harvest, sort and store each seed. With the foundation l... read more
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
The Garden Book presents a widely diverse range of designers responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic gardens and landscapes of all time from around the world. Gardens of Ancient Persia, the Moguls of India, and the palaces of Chinese Emperors sit side by side with contemporary gardens from the USA and Europe. ... read more
Introduction 6; Active Play 10; sailing boat sandpit; rope spider's web; pebble mosaic hopscotch; climbing wall; daffodil maze; A Place of Their Own 26; foldaway playhouse; flowery hideaway; suspended tent; vine teepee; Furniture 36; 'my place' mosaic table; grass stools; growing bench; Water 44; water serpent; seaside wall.
DIY projects, garden design, landscaping and planting advice for backyards. Every back yard needs an outdoor living area and, if possible, play areas for children and a peaceful place for contemplation. The New Complete Backyard Book shows you how to design your backyard to suit your lifestyle. There are colutions for common... read more
The garden - whether it is a shady patio, a small yard or just a tiny balcony - is increasingly treated as an area for relaxation and entertaining. This book bridges the gap between interiors and exteriors, offering simple, stylish ideas for transforming your outdoor spaces. Applying the principles of interior decorating to o... read more
More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access... read more
Michael McCoy is 'The Gardenist': garden designer, author, broadcaster and obsessive home gardener. In this bold new look at gardens, he shares the secret to understanding what makes a good garden, and shows you how to plan and create your own. 'The Gardenist' teases out the anatomy of gardens to discover the roles played by ... read more
Breathe new life into your herb garden. Packed with practical advice, "Grow Herbs" covers all aspects of herb gardening, from cultivating and harvesting, to uses for plants in the kitchen and around the house. Inside you'll find guidance on planting and propagating herbs, with step-by-step photographs of organic gardening tec... read more
"The Plant Hunters" tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from o... read more