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Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes - Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas (Paperback,... Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes - Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas (Paperback, Revised and Expanded Edition)
Baker H. Morrow
R772 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico-including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation-to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening, and outdoor enjoyment.

A reason for roses (Paperback): Nancy Gardiner A reason for roses (Paperback)
Nancy Gardiner
R75 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R13 (17%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

Roses, delicately perfumed and perfectly shaped, have been the world's favourite flower for centuries. A gift of a bunch of roses or even a single stem has long signified love and joy shared. Roses have proved themselves to be willing to grow in gardens everywhere, from the misty midlands to the desert, from the coast to the mountains, always tended with loving care. During her career as a garden writer and photographer, the author found all the beautiful rose gardens in the country, and photographed and wrote about them. A reason for roses is a visual celebration of these gardens and the eternal beauty of the rose. Presenting roses in their various forms, from charming miniatures to tall hybrid teas and rampant ramblers, some making pretty groundcovers, others covering walls or thriving in pots, this title will be a joy and inspiration rose lovers everywhere.

Cut Flowers A practical guide to their selection and care (Paperback, New edition): Su Whale Cut Flowers A practical guide to their selection and care (Paperback, New edition)
Su Whale
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The only cut flower book you'll ever need!' First published in 2011 this bestseller is now found in floristry workrooms and classrooms across the UK and worldwide and is recommended by many leading floristry tutors. Fully revised and expanded, the fourth edition is packed with the same straight forward information on how to care for and condition over 160 fresh cut flowers both at the florists' shop and in the home. Florists, floristry students, flowers arrangers, brides - indeed anyone who enjoys having flowers in the home will find this book invaluable. Filled with easy to follow care instructions, flower availability, colour range and vase life, there are also tips on simple arranging, the flowers suitability for wedding work and advice on drying and preserving. Every flower has been individually photographed in full colour, making identification easy. Arranged in alphabetical order of botanical names there is also an index of common names to help you find your favourite flower - plus a mini floral miscellany of wedding anniversaries, national flowers and rose meanings. Printed in paperback in a convenient A5 size and spiral bound with a wipe clean cover, this book has been specifically designed to fit into a college bag or workbox. An indispensable flower guide you'll not want to be without.

Claire Austin's Book Of Perennials New Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Claire Austin's Book Of Perennials New Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
R527 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R94 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Some Flowers (Hardcover): Vita Sackville-West Some Flowers (Hardcover)
Vita Sackville-West; Illustrated by Graham Rust
R270 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R70 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Legendary gardener Vita Sackville-West's affectionate and inspirational tribute to her 25 favorite plants

In "Some Flowers," originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favorite flowers and describing their appearance, origins, characteristics, and the best ways to grow them, in a series of beautifully expressive pen portraits which retain their vitality more than 70 years later. In this fresh edition, the exquisite watercolors of Graham Rust provide a perfect marriage of words and images, clearly demonstrating at last the accuracy and ingenuity of Vita Sackville-West's descriptions. This glorious second flowering of her personal, erudite, and poetical book will not only delight her many admirers but also guarantee her reputation with a new generation of gardening enthusiasts.

Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover): Jane Eastoe, Georgianna Lane Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover)
Jane Eastoe, Georgianna Lane 1
R687 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R199 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is first follow-up to the Garden Writer's Guild Award-nominated Vintage Roses. This new title in Pavilion's series of stylish floral gardening guides celebrates the beauty and versatility of the peony flower. Peonies have always been a favourite with gardeners and cut-flower fans alike, but in 2016 their popularity went beyond bridal bouquets as the blooms took over social media - their gramming power was so huge this year that by May, Elle UK had already crowned the flowers as `The New Avocado'. First outlining the history of the peony, Peonies is then split into chapters Pure, Dramatic, Romantic and Fragrant, and includes over 50 beautiful varieties as well as detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From Shawnee Chief to Sarah Bernhardt, you'll discover an eclectic selection of specimens from those that have the best visual appearance to those with the most fragrant perfume. The final section, Growing and Care, outlines those varieties which are easiest to grow and which produce the best flowers for cutting. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the beauty of the majestic peony.

Enigeen Kan Orgidee Kweek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nollie Cillier, Tinus Oberholzer Enigeen Kan Orgidee Kweek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nollie Cillier, Tinus Oberholzer
R220 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

Orgidee was lank die domein van spesialiskwekers, maar is deesdae so gewild dat hulle tans beskou word as uiters geskikte plante vir die massamark, en kan by kwekerye, supermarkte en bloemiste gekoop word. Die meeste orgidee word as geskenk ontvang deur mense wat nog nooit een gekweek het of aan die lewe kon hou nie, wat nog te se dit vir 'n tweede keer te laat blom! Maar as die regte kweekaanwysings gevolg word, kan enigiemand op enige plek orgidee kweek en vir lang tydperke aan die blom hou. Hierdie boek bevat al die inligting wat jy nodig het om jou orgidee te versorg, of jy nou 'n groentjie of ervare kweker is. Dit fokus op Suid-Afrikaanse toestande met 'n plantseleksie was konsentreer op orgidee wat plaaslik goed sal groei. Die inligting is duidelik en eenvoudig, en dek alle aspekte van die kweek van orgidee sodat jy jou plante gelukkig kan hou en kan verseker dat hulle weer blom. Die inhoud sluit die volgende in: Wat maak orgidee anders as ander plante; Die kweek van orgidee, van groeimengsels tot voortplanting en hibridisering; Herkenning en hantering van peste en plae; Gids tot die hooforgideegroepe, veral die wat algemeen beskikbaar is, met volledige inligting oor die kweek en versorging daarvan; Metgeselplante vir orgidee: plante wat in dieselfde groeitoestande gedy. Pragfoto's illustreer meer as 420 orgideespesies en -hibriede in die boek, en heelwat daarvan is spesiaal vir die boek geneem. Enigeen kan orgidee kweek bied dus hope visuele inspirasie saam met uitstekende praktiese inligting. Dit sal jou help om die perfekte orgidee te vind en dit maklik maak om hulle in die beste moontlike kondisie te hou.

The Southern African what flower is that? (Hardcover): Kristo Pienaar, Gideon F. Smith The Southern African what flower is that? (Hardcover)
Kristo Pienaar, Gideon F. Smith 2
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

Since 1984 when the very first edition of The South African what flower is that? was published, this book has been the reference of choice for South African gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) in flower identification. This new fourth edition has finally appeared, 15 years after the death of original author, Professor Kristo Pienaar. Not only has it been adapted for Southern Africa (and reflected as such in the current title), but the alphabetical arrangement has been rearranged according to family name first, followed by genus, also alphabetically. Naturally, all the latest family delimitations, as well as changes in species name according to current taxonomic studies are featured. Additional common names are included, as well as icons indicating 'waterwise' and 'invasive species' characteristics. All in all The Southern African what flower is that? remains a comprehensive and informative reference for anyone who loves to grow garden- and house-plants, but doesn't always know much about them, or who needs to identify a favourite or a new cultivar. Approximately 1?600 annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines commonly found in Southern African gardens, parks and roadsides are easily identified by superb full-colour photographs. The accompanying text is brief, but details each plantís origin, appearance, how, when and where to plant it and even how it can be propagated. Clear informative icons tell the reader at a glance of a plant's needs, whether it is sun or shade loving and much more.

Hydrangeas for American Gardens (Hardcover, Reprint ed.): Michael A. Dirr Hydrangeas for American Gardens (Hardcover, Reprint ed.)
Michael A. Dirr; Illustrated by Bonnie L. Dirr
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tulips - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover): Jane Eastoe Tulips - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover)
Jane Eastoe; Illustrated by Rachel Warne 1
R415 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R83 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A perennial favourite among flower-buyers, Tulips is next in the strand of Pavilion's successful and stylish floral gardening companions.

Spectacular photography, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening tips show you that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. With tulip production in the Netherlands reaching a record high of two billion in 2018, it is clear that the world continues to be enchanted with these beautiful bulbs.

Fringed, serrated, frilly or smooth, tulips have over 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work well in almost any scenario, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres.

From the fascinating history of the tulip, including where they come from, tulipmania and bulbs grown today, the book curates over 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From the fabulous flushed-with pink petals of La Belle Epoque and the raspberry swirl of Carnaval De Nice, to the crystal-fringed rim of Fancy Frills and the fiery form of Double Flaming Parrot, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and temporary varieties.

With engaging notes on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip.

Vintage Roses - Beautiful varieties for home and garden (Hardcover): Jane Eastoe Vintage Roses - Beautiful varieties for home and garden (Hardcover)
Jane Eastoe; Photographs by Georgianna Lane
R687 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R198 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The focus of this book is on the classic, ageless, and enduring flowers, which we have dubbed Vintage roses. This user-friendly term encompasses both the true Old roses and the best of the Modern roses. All Vintage roses have one thing in common; they are garden-friendly roses that celebrate the style and grace of the old. Vintage roses can be overblown, multi-petalled or deliciously simple, and this sumptuous tome is a love letter to these beautiful blooms. Unearth the hands-on know-how and history of the world's favourite flower. This book will appeal to the armchair gardener, gardening novice and seasoned expert alike. At the heart of the book are over 60 specially selected specimens - including those that have the best visual appearance, the most fragrant perfume, are easy to grow and produce beautiful flowers for cutting. The book covers not just original varieties such as Rosa Mundi (with its beautifully variegated stripes of deep pink and white), but also the wonderful new varieties that have been developed over the last 20 years. The no-fuss notes on pruning and care and the straightforward advice that accompanies each variety completely dispel the myth that roses are difficult or time-consuming to grow - proving that you can just as easily grow roses in a pot on your front steps as you can in a large country garden. Covering the best rambling, climbing and shrub roses, from bourbon to tea and floribunda to polyantha, you'll be sure to find your new favourite variety. Plus, tips and tricks on arranging your cut roses makes it even easier to enjoy these fabulous flowers at home. With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the classic beauty of the vintage rose.

Plantmaats (Afrikaans, Paperback): Margaret Roberts, Roberts Margaret Plantmaats (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Margaret Roberts, Roberts Margaret
R250 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R40 (16%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Die kuns om spesifieke plante naby mekaar te plant sodat hulle mekaar op een of ander manier bevoordeel, word al honderde jare beoefen. Plantpasmaats is plante wat mekar help deurdat hulle 'n reuk of chemikaleŽ afskei wat peste en plae afweer, of deurdat hulle voordelige insekte aanlok wat die omliggende plante bestuif of jag maak op skadelike insekte. Sommige plante stel weer voedingstowwe in die grond vry wat deur ander plante gebruik kan word. Het jy geweet …………………………
Kappertjies wat saam met pampoene, skorsies en komkommers geplant word, versryf kewers, plantluise en ander insekte wat die groente beskadig. En boonop is kappertjies eetbaar!
Wortels en preie is uitstekende plantmaats. Preie verjaag die wortelvlieg en die wortels jaag weer die vlieŽ en motte wat uie en preie beskadig. Die verskillende reuke verwar die insekte en ontmoedig hulle so.
Aspersies keer dat aalwurms tamatieplante se wortels aanval.
Koljaner verjaag inskete en word in 'n natuurlike spuitstof teen die rooispinnekopmyt gebruik.
Knoffel verjaag plantluise en is veral 'n goeie plantpasmaat vir rose.
Hierdie boek beskryf meer as 100 kruie, voedsel- en medisinale plante en hulle plantpasmaats, met raad oor hoe, wanneer en waar om hulle te plant, te oes en te gebruik. Verweef in die teks is resepte vir natuurlike bemestingstowwe en spuitmiddels en inligting oor die medisinale en huishoudelike gebruike van plante. Afsonderlike afdelings dek nuttige onkruid, natuurlike spuitstowwe, deklae, bemestingstowwe en ander metodes om die grond te versterk.
DIE OUTEUR: Margaret Roberts was heel moontlike een van die eerste organises boere in Suider-Afrika. Sy kweeke al groente vandat sy sewe jaar oud is en gebruik net natuurlike bemesting- en spuitstowwe. In hierdie buitengewone boeke deel sy haar gunsteling resepte, haar beproefde idees en haar tuinmaakervarings met die leser.
Sy is die skrywer van meer as 30 boeke en het krue aan Suid-Afrikaners bekend gestel in haar televisie- en radioprogramme. Sy het 40 jaar gelde die eerste kruie na Suid-Afrika ingevoer en eksperimenteer sedertdien met ongewone medisinale en voedselplante by haar kruiesentrum naby De Wildt.

Lavendar 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar): Avonside Publishing Ltd. Lavendar 2021 Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Avonside Publishing Ltd.
R265 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Dahlias - Beautiful Varieties For Home and Garden (Hardcover): Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane Dahlias - Beautiful Varieties For Home and Garden (Hardcover)
Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane 1
R688 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R198 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it's hard to think of a better garden plant or more striking cut flower. The next title in Pavilion's series of stylish floral gardening guides celebrates the diversity and return to fashion of the dahlia.

This title explores the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins and its highs and lows as a cultivated plant, to its current status as one of the most adored flowers on the planet. Pavilion's guide to over 60 beautiful varieties reveals their charms and assets together with practical cultivation tips for any garden. Including classics like Cafť au Lait and Karma Choc, together with modern, dark-leaved stunners like the Mystic series, the varieties and forms range from perky pompons and lush dinner plates to those that resemble sea-anemones or spectacular fireworks!

With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everybody who appreciates the glamour and versatility of the dahlia.

Georgianna Lane is a leading floral, garden and travel photographer whose work has been widely published. Her work has featured in BBC Gardens Illustrated, Gardener s World, Romantic Homes and Victoria. With over 60k followers on Instagram, her blog georgiannalane.com chronicles her styled floral photo shoots and her extensive international travels to photograph beautiful gardens and iconic destinations.

Naomi Slade is a well-known figure in the world of gardening media, where she writes and broadcasts about horticulture, design, environment and lifestyle. A biologist by training, a naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she has written books on snowdrops and orchards. She contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, including the Telegraph, The English Garden, and House and Garden. Her local and national TV and radio appearances include presenting on BBC Gardeners' World.

A History of Zinnias - Flower for the Ages (Hardcover): Eric Grissell A History of Zinnias - Flower for the Ages (Hardcover)
Eric Grissell
R565 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A History of Zinnias brings forward the fascinating adventure of zinnias and the spirit of civilization. With colorful illustrations, this book is a cultural and horticultural history documenting the development of garden zinnias-one of the top ten garden annuals grown in the United States today.The deep and exciting history of garden zinnias pieces together a tale involving Aztecs, Spanish conquistadors, people of faith, people of medicine, explorers, scientists, writers, botanists, painters, and gardeners. The trail leads from the halls of Moctezuma to a cliff-diving prime minister; from Handel, Mozart, and Rossini to Gilbert and Sullivan; from a little-known confession by Benjamin Franklin to a controversy raised by Charles Darwin; from Emily Dickinson, who writes of death and zinnias, to a twenty-year-old woman who writes of reanimated corpses; and from a scissor-wielding septuagenarian who painted with bits of paper to the "Black Grandma Moses" who painted zinnias and inspired the opera Zinnias. Zinnias are far more than just a flower: They represent the constant exploration of humankind's quest for beauty and innovation.

100 Amazing Patterns - An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Coloring Pages (Paperback): Adult Coloring Books,... 100 Amazing Patterns - An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Coloring Pages (Paperback)
Adult Coloring Books, Coloring Books for Adults, Adult Colouring Books
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Roses (Hardcover): Jane Eastoe Roses (Hardcover)
Jane Eastoe; Photographs by Georgianna Lane
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The origin of roses is shrouded in mystery. Fossilised species of roses have been found across the northern hemisphere and are estimated to date back some 35-40 million years. The remarkable beauty, fragrance and usefulness of the rose have guaranteed its spread right across the globe. Throughout the years, its potent power has come to symbolise many things, but above all, the rose is a plant to be enjoyed and wondered at. Roses focuses on the classic, ageless and enduring flower that straddles garden-friendly modernity whilst also celebrating the style and grace of the old. Ranging from overblown, multi-petalled or deliciously simple and delicate, Roses rightly extols these beautiful blooms, and includes hands-on know-how and history of the world's favourite flower. With 45 species of Rose included, explore the flowers with the best visual appearance, most fragrant perfume, the easiest to grow and those ideal for cutting beautiful flowers from.

Die Suider-Afrikaanse watter blom is dit? (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Kristo Pienaar, Gideon F. Smith Die Suider-Afrikaanse watter blom is dit? (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Kristo Pienaar, Gideon F. Smith
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

Sedert 1984, toe die heel eerste uitgawe van Die Suid-Afrikaanse watter blom is dit? gepubliseer is, was hierdie boek vir Suid-Afrikaanse tuiniers (of voornemende tuiniers) die naslaanwerk van keuse wat blomidentifikasie betref. Nou, heeltemal hersien en opgedateer deur Professor Gideon F. Smith, verskyn hierdie nuwe, vierde uitgawe 15 jaar na die afsterwe van die oorspronklike outeur, professor Kristo Pienaar. Nie net is dit nou aangepas vir Suider-Afrika (soos die huidige titel daarop wys) nie, maar ook die alfabetiese rangskikking is verander: die plante word nou alfabeties volgens families gegroepeer en binne families volgens genus. Binne 'n genus is die soorte steeds alfabeties gerangskik. Die nuwe boek baat by die vordering wat nie net in Suider-Afrika nie, maar dwarsdeur die wÍreld gemaak is ten opsigte van ons kennis omtrent die klassifikasie van plante. Addisionele volksname is ingesluit, asook ikone wat aandui of 'n plant 'waterwys', 'inheems' of dalk 'n 'indringer' is. Die Suider-Afrikaanse watter blom is dit? bly steeds 'n omvattende en insiggewende naslaanwerk vir enigeen wat graag tuin- en huisplante kweek en meer oor hulle wil weet, of dalk ín nuwe kultivar wil identifiseer. Ongeveer 1 600 jaarplante, meerjariges, struike, bome en klimplante word algemeen in Suider-Afrikaanse tuine, parke en langs strate aangetref en hulle kan maklik uitgeken word met behulp van pragtige volkleur-illustrasies. Die meegaande teks is kort, maar bevat elke plant se herkoms, voorkoms en hoe, wanneer en waar dit geplant moet word en hoe om dit te versorg. Duidelike insiggewende ikone wys die leser met 'n enkele oogopslag wat die plant se behoeftes is, of dit hou van volle son of halfskadu, en nog baie meer.

Houseplants 101 (Hardcover): Peter Shepperd Houseplants 101 (Hardcover)
Peter Shepperd
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Great British Flower Show (Paperback): Harriet Popham Great British Flower Show (Paperback)
Harriet Popham 1
R278 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R70 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Put your spade and watering can to one side, pick up your pens and pencils, and release your creativity! Here are stunning illustrations of flowers and beautiful gardens that are just waiting to be brought to life. Fill competition tents and greenhouses with bold hues or pretty pastels; splash colour across flowerbeds and sumptuous bouquets; and recreate your own botanical paintings as delicately or inventively as you like. With over 70 blank flower and garden scenes to colour in, now you can grow your own masterpieces without even entering the potting shed!

A Naturalist's Guide to the Garden Flowers of India - Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka (Paperback): Pradeep... A Naturalist's Guide to the Garden Flowers of India - Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka (Paperback)
Pradeep Sachdeva, Vidya Tongbram
R315 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This photographic identification guide to the 280 native and introduced species of garden flower most commonly seen in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from India's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, identifying features and habitats. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, flower habitats and flower identification

Backyard Pharmacy - Plants as Medicine - Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Heal (Hardcover): Elizabeth Millard Backyard Pharmacy - Plants as Medicine - Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Heal (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Millard
R390 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cottage Garden Flowers (Hardcover, Special Edition): Margery Fish Cottage Garden Flowers (Hardcover, Special Edition)
Margery Fish
R271 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R70 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this classic 1960s gardening book, Margery Fish's advice and enthusiasm for horticulture has stood the test of time and remains a go-to book for green-thumbed gardeners today. She guides the reader through techniques for creating and maintaining a cottage garden with humour and ease, perfect for both beginners and experienced gardeners. In her imaginative adaption of the traditional cottage garden style that she saw disappearing around her, she brought together old-fashioned plants and contemporary plants in the same vein. Today's mixed borders are a direct descendant of the style Margery Fish created at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset, now once again open to the public. Cottage Garden Flowers covers plants that grow easily and naturally in British soil, including easy, adaptable bulbs, perennials and shrubs, such as Astrantia, columbines, daffodils, daisies, Dianthus, foxgloves, hollyhocks, Japonica, old roses, Phlox, Primula, or Virburnum. No longer in danger of being forgotten, these traditional flowering plants have now res-established their place at the heart of garden design. Graham Rice, the widely published gardening author and the former London Evening Standard gardening correspondent, has reviewed the plant names in the original text, providing a plant name section at the back of the book. This allows readers to identify current plants from the old Latin names within the text.

Choosing Your Clematis (Hardcover, New edition): John Howells Choosing Your Clematis (Hardcover, New edition)
John Howells
R364 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this volume, John Howells attempts to bring clarity to a confusing subject. Gardeners are bewildered with the choice of over 1000 clematis in the "Plantfinder". How can the gardener know the characteristics, growing requirements, attractions, faults and flowering time of so many? Some years ago the author devised a straighforward classification of clematis by dividing them into 12 groups, a system which is now universally followed. The main part of the book considers all 12 groups in order of flowering . Each group has an unmistakable description and unambiguous illustrations. A number of easy to grow clematis in each group are described and illustrated. Understandable but brief descriptions are given for the cultivation of each group. A knowledge of just 12 clematis, one from each group, gives the key to knowing all 1000. With this key the gardener can quickly choose what appeals and what suits the chosen planting area. There is also guidance on how to buy clematis and how to develop a clematis collection. Lists of the best clematis are provided.

Colchicum: The Complete Guide (Hardcover): Christopher Grey-Wilson, Rod Leeds, Robert Rolfe Colchicum: The Complete Guide (Hardcover)
Christopher Grey-Wilson, Rod Leeds, Robert Rolfe
R1,096 Discovery Miles 10 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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