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Jacqueline Morley explores the history of one of Britain's favourite past times - gardening. Telling the story of gardens from paradise gardens of the ancient world to classically-influenced Renaissance gardens, and from wartime Digging for Victory to contemporary decking, barbecues and architect's designs, this pocket-sized book takes a thorough look at the development of gardening. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes and incredible trivia, readers will be entertained and educated, discovering everything from medieval gardening to the garden's significance today.
Turn this book into an everlasting garden for your table, desk, or shelf! The pages feature eight pop-up succulents and cacti, along with text describing the characteristics of these beloved plants. Its tranquil green color palette and overall tone conveys a message of serenity and self-care. Simply take the jacket off, pop up the plants, and transform the book into a container garden that looks beautiful when displayed with live plants, but also serves as a perfect substitute for those who lack a green thumb. Succulents in a Book contains a dedication page at the beginning of the book, making it a wonderful gift for housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, Mother's Day, and other celebratory occasions. Plants in this book include: rose pincushion cactus, Mexican gem, Christmas cactus, burro's tail, fairy castle cactus, jade plant, snake plant, and aloe vera. Check out the other books in this trademarked series: Happy Day: A Bouquet in a Book, Thinking of You: A Bouquet in a Book, Party in a Book, and Birds in a Book.
A book for intrepid green fingers everywhere. A bumper crop of professional and practical tips geared towards the most effective forms of garden planning, composting, planting, pruning, feeding and repairing. From how to get the best out of your soil and guarding against slugs to the perfect position for your greenhouse and digging a potato patch ... it's all here, and more - dig in!
Gardening in Arabia: Fruiting Plants in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf features 35 types of fruit trees and plants that are grown in our beloved country, Qatar, and in other Arabian Gulf countries. These are trees and plants that have shown their ability to thrive in this unique and challenging climate, producing luscious fruits of exceptional flavor. Trees and plants detailed in this book range from bananas to strawberries. There is a special section on date palms, an essential part of Middle Eastern culture and diet for millennia. Here you will find the scientific name of every tree and plant, along with their English names, and a full description of each. There is useful advice on where, when and how to cultivate these trees and plants in your own garden, and how to treat their most commonpests and diseases. The uses of each plant is also featured. Stunning photographs throughout will allow you to recognise the trees and plants and to enjoy their remarkable beauty.
This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.
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