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Garden Portraits (Hardcover): Larry Lederman, Gregory Long Garden Portraits (Hardcover)
Larry Lederman, Gregory Long
R1,046 R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Save R231 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Garden for Life - The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden (Paperback): Diana... A Garden for Life - The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden (Paperback)
Diana Beresford-Kroeger
R630 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The avid gardener will need no other resource than this book to plan and maintain a natural garden on the country farm or in the suburban backyard, a habitat congenial to the scarlet tanager, the monarch butterfly, and the toad.

Unique to this book is author Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning, in which the gardener views the site as a biological system and the activity of gardening as an ecological task. To assist in bioplanning a garden, the author provides both plans that are adaptable to different garden sizes and shapes, as well as planting instructions emphasizing organic care, ecofunction, and environmentally friendly means of pest control.

"A Garden for Life" challenges everyone to create an ecologically valuable garden for the joy of doing so, and for the salvation of our natural world.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is the author of "Arboretum America." She is a botanist, medical and agricultural researcher, lecturer, and self-defined "renegade scientist" in the fields of classical botany, medical biochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Just Before Dawn - The Creation of a Wildlife Sanctuary (Paperback): May Parker Just Before Dawn - The Creation of a Wildlife Sanctuary (Paperback)
May Parker
R444 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The author describes the glorious but laborious work of converting what had been a general dumping-ground to a rich and productive wildlife haven. As work progressed, May took many photographs and kept observations of the varied wildlife she observed during the many evenings which were spent working and watching in the reserve. How she and her husband achieved their dream of creating their own nature reserve as part of the country house hotel they ran, makes illuminating and fascinating reading. This grand labour of love over fifteen years was rewarded as the reserve was visited or colonised by many species such as badgers, bats, foxes, and goshawks to the more unusual elephant hawkmoths and the very rare rhododendron lacewing. Interesting facts gradually emerged - an exceptionally fine collection of rhododendron which came from the Kingdom Ward Collection had originally been brought back from Chile, Burma and China for the Royal Horticultural Society many years previously. The award-winning nature reserve, with its countless animal and plant species, often featured in many wildlife documentaries and was officially opened by Professor David Bellamy. 'Just Before Dawn" will be an inspiring read for all lovers of nature and wildlife, and will be of particular appeal to gardeners and anyone who wishes to encourage and observe wildlife in their garden.

Garlic (Paperback, UK ed.): Penny Woodward Garlic (Paperback, UK ed.)
Penny Woodward
R632 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R168 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Weedless Gardening (Paperback): Lee Reich Weedless Gardening (Paperback)
Lee Reich
R256 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature, on the other hand, gardens from the top down-layering undisturbed soil with leaves and other organic materials. In following this example and synthesizing the work of other perceptive gardeners, Lee Reich presents a compelling new system called weedless gardening.
"The Weedless Garden" is good for plants and it's good for people. It protects the soil, contributes to plant health, reduces water needs, cuts down on a gardener's labor, encourages earthworms and, of course, mitigates weed problems by keeping the seeds dormant. Four basic tenets form the system's backbone-minimize soil disruption; protect soil surface; avoid soil compaction; use drip irrigation-and the way to get there is simple. For a new bed or established garden, layering is key, and the perfect material to use is also among the most common-newspaper. Add organic mulch and compost on top, and plants are growing in rich, self-generating humus. From vegetable gardening to flower gardens to planting trees, shrubs, and vines, "The Weedless Garden" works everywhere-allowing the gardener to work quite a bit less.

Possum in the Pawpaw Tree - Seasonal Guide to Midwestern Gardening (Paperback, New): Possum in the Pawpaw Tree - Seasonal Guide to Midwestern Gardening (Paperback, New)
R477 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the latest trends in home horticulture is regional gardening, but most popular garden books and syndicated columns are written by authors on the East and West coasts. Possum in the Pawpaw Tree is aimed at the heartland of the United States, where normal weather means bitter winters, torrential spring rains, and summer drought. Since such normal weather is assured, midwestern gardeners must be prepared for the unexpected. Inspired by actual gardeners' inquiries, each chapter deals with such down-to-earth subjects as when to start seeds, why plants might fail to bloom, pruning techniques, identifying and controlling common pests, home fruit production, plant propagation, harvesting and storing, and seasonal gift ideas. The material is arranged to provide a handy month-by-month guide to indoor and outdoor gardening activities, both for the novice and the more experienced gardener. Each chapter contains a gardening calendar, short essays, and a section of questions-and-answers that focus on gardening problems and disasters peculiar to the Midwest. The seasonal arrangement serves as a starting point for beginners and provides reminders for more experienced gardeners. Monthly topics cover houseplants, garden flowers, vegetables, woody landscape plants, lawns, and ideas for new gardening adventures.

Gardening Contemplations - Reflections on Sowing and Tending (Hardcover): Gardening Contemplations - Reflections on Sowing and Tending (Hardcover)
R261 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'More than anything, I must have flowers always, always.' - Claude Monet This beautifully packaged book offers the reader a rare opportunity to slow down and enjoy the natural restorative power of gardening through a selection of beautiful evocative quotes, poems and passages... immersing the reader in a space of contemplative reflection, inspired by the art of floriculture. 'To forget how to dig the earth and to tend to the soil is to forget ourselves.' - Mahatma Gandhi

Among Flowers - A Walk in the Himalaya (Paperback): Jamaica Kincaid Among Flowers - A Walk in the Himalaya (Paperback)
Jamaica Kincaid
R374 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual (Hardcover, New edition): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual (Hardcover, New edition)
Albert Jackson, David Day 3
R865 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R220 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive and bestselling woodworker's bible. Authoritative, superbly crafted and easy to use, Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual is the UK bestseller and the one book every woodworker needs. This revised edition has been extensively rewritten and contains new photographs and illustrations. It includes new products and techniques developed since the last edition. Every stage in crafting furniture and other decorative pieces are fully explained starting with the basics; the nature of wood, the tools required and setting up a workshop. The book then examines the principles of three-dimensional design from inspiration to construction. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing. The book also includes a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings.

Plan-and Plant for a Better World - J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum (Paperback): North... Plan-and Plant for a Better World - J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum (Paperback)
North Carolina State University Libraries; Foreword by Susan K Nutter; Introduction by Bobby J. Ward
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

J. C. Raulston (1940 96) arrived in Raleigh in 1975 to teach at North Carolina State University and to start an arboretum to serve as a living laboratory for students and faculty, as well as a resource for green industry professionals and the public. In 1976, with a master plan created by his graduate student Fielding Scarborough, Raulston made the first plantings in what would become the NCSU Arboretum, now renamed the J. C. Raulston Arboretum.

This catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Plan-and Plant for a Better World": J. C. Raulston and The North Carolina State University Arboretum, which was on display at the D. H. Hill Library Exhibit Gallery from March 2016 through January 2017. The exhibition and catalog celebrate Raulston's life and work, from his childhood in Oklahoma and his time in the military to his more than two decades of service to NCSU as an educator, horticulturist, and arboretum director. The exhibit draws upon the rich archive of Raulston's papers, images, and ephemera in the Special Collections Research Center at the NCSU Libraries.

Propagated from the Ashes - The Story of how My Indoor Garden Saved My Life (Paperback): Kristin Topping Propagated from the Ashes - The Story of how My Indoor Garden Saved My Life (Paperback)
Kristin Topping
R425 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gardening Basics For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Steven A Frowine, National Gardening Association Gardening Basics For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Steven A Frowine, National Gardening Association
R493 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R115 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You're now officially out of excuses for not planting the garden of your dreams. Even if you've never sowed a seed nor pulled a weed, Gardening Basics For Dummies contains everything you need to know about flowers, beds, borders, trees, shrubs, and lawns to create your own private paradise. This friendly and informative guide also covers all of the tools and additives available to make gardening easier. You'll discover: * Clear definitions and descriptions of the different types of plants * Tips on choosing the type of garden you want * How to create a garden plan * Easy-to-follow instructions for soil preparation * Advice on planting, growing and caring for annuals and perennials * Step-by-step plans for organic and edible gardens * Plans for butterfly and children's gardens Packed with helpful tips on controlling pests safely, managing weeds, and correcting common gardening problems, Gardening for Dummies turns your brown thumb green in a hurry.

Garden Time (Paperback): W.S. Merwin Garden Time (Paperback)
W.S. Merwin
R323 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Horticultural Show Handbook - The Official RHS Guide to Organising, Judging and Competing in a Show (Spiral bound, 8th... The Horticultural Show Handbook - The Official RHS Guide to Organising, Judging and Competing in a Show (Spiral bound, 8th Revised edition)
Royal Horticultural Society
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Garden-Pedia - An A-To-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (Paperback): Pamela Bennett, Maria Zampini Garden-Pedia - An A-To-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (Paperback)
Pamela Bennett, Maria Zampini
R384 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Quick: do you know the difference between hardpan and hardening-off? Between a native and a nativar? A cold frame and a cloche? Do you wish someone would write a book that explains in simple English what all those gardening terms mean - just give you the stuff you need to know, so you can be a knowledgeable gardener? Veteran horticulturists Maria Zampini and Pam Bennett have done just that. Garden-pedia is written to fill the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms for the layman gardener. In a friendly, conversational style, the authors give the reader easy access to the what, when, why and how of gardening - with entertaining sidebars, tips and color photos throughout. This authoritative, up-to-date guide is destined to be the reference of choice for gardeners everywhere. Go ahead: impress your friends and family with your newfound knowledge.

Garden to Dye for - How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers (Hardcover): Chris... Garden to Dye for - How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers (Hardcover)
Chris McLaughlin
R413 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen. A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer's garden and create beautiful dyes. Many of these plants may already be in our cutting, cottage or food gardens, ready for double duty. These special plants can fit right in with traditional garden themes. A Garden to Dye For features 40-plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects. This is the book that bridges the topic of plant dyes to mainstream gardeners, the folks who enjoy growing the plants as much as using them in craft projects. www.agardentodyefor; and on Facebook: A Garden to Dye For.

Garden Friends (2016 edition) - Plants, animals and wildlife that are good for your garden (Hardcover): Ed Ikin Garden Friends (2016 edition) - Plants, animals and wildlife that are good for your garden (Hardcover)
Ed Ikin
R273 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R60 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get the best out of your outside space by calling on your garden 'friends'. Introducing helpful wildlife into your garden will help to control pests, maintain a natural chemical-free balance and encourage your garden to bloom, whether you have a large garden, an allotment or a simple window box. Some plants are great 'friends' and are endlessly useful - sweetpeas are good for regenerating tired soil, for example, while marigolds repel pesky greenfly away from your prized cabbages. Birds and other animals such as hedgehogs, bats and frogs are also renowned pest-munchers, while bees, butterflies and other insects will happily pollinate your flowers, fruit and vegetables. Encouraging just a few of these 'friends' into your garden will soon ensure your prized plants are blooming. This practical guide describes all of the wonderful wildlife that is helpful to have in your garden and how to spot them. Packed with hints and tips on how to encourage the critters into your space and make sure they stick around, this guide is a must-have for any gardener.

Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style (Hardcover): Greg Loades Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style (Hardcover)
Greg Loades
R604 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"An inspirational book, with encouraging words and down-to earth advice for achieving a year-round beautiful garden." --Michael Marriott, chief rosarian at David Austin Roses In this practical and inspirational guide, Greg Loades presents a new style of planting: a fusion between classic cottage style and the new perennial movement. Using real gardens as examples, The Modern Cottage Garden teaches gardeners how to combine the best of both styles--big, colorful blooms and striking grasses and native plants--into one beautiful space that requires little maintenance and has a long season of interest. Fresh planting ideas for containers, small gardens, and diverse climates present an exciting style that can shine anywhere.

Homesteading From Scratch - Building Your Self-Sufficient Homestead, Start to Finish (Paperback): Steven Jones Homesteading From Scratch - Building Your Self-Sufficient Homestead, Start to Finish (Paperback)
Steven Jones 2
R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Homesteading From Scratch is for people who want to do things differently the type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, unschool their children, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature, live intentionally, and more. Guiding readers from desire to full-blown off-the-grid living and everything in between this book covers farming, animal husbandry, food preparation, homeschooling, fiber arts, and even marketing. It provides inspiration from other homesteaders, with operations from small to large, who have made a go of it, outlining their successes and failures throughout the process. It helps to democratize the homesteading movement, by providing "ins" for nearly every level of dedication, from the container gardener to full-time farmers. It provides the knowledge necessary to discover homesteading as a movement and as a lifestyle. Inspired by From Scratch magazine, an online publication devoted to homesteading and intentional living, this book provides readers with continued support and community for information and resources online. This book serves as a reference, as well as a cheerleader, for those who want a bit more control and responsibility over where their food comes from, what they consume, and how they live their lives.

Pruning - An Illustrated Guide: Foolproof Methods for Shaping and Trimming Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and More (Paperback): Judy Lowe Pruning - An Illustrated Guide: Foolproof Methods for Shaping and Trimming Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and More (Paperback)
Judy Lowe
R398 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R95 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this work, award-winning gardening writer Judy Lowe imparts over two decades of expertise, focusing on the most common backyard pruning needs for the most commonly grown landscape plants.

Cannabis Cultivation - A Complete Grower's Guide (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Mel Thomas Cannabis Cultivation - A Complete Grower's Guide (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Mel Thomas
R522 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written by commercial-scale grower Mel Thomas, "Cannabis Cultivation" divulges the expertise, tips, and insight he learned at the helm of one of the world's largest marijuana growing operations. Ideal for beginners and anyone interested in learning more about growing marijuana indoors, the book is free of technical jargon and boring theory, and its step-by-step directions enable anyone to grow and harvest the highest quality marijuana using simple techniques and inexpensive, everyday gardening tools. All of the important factors that influence growth rate, yield, and potency are covered, including lighting, planting mediums, pH, nutrients, water systems, air, and temperature. With extra focus on small gardens and security, this is the perfect book for the home grower and medical growers.

How to Make a Forest Garden (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Patrick Whitefield How to Make a Forest Garden (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Patrick Whitefield; Illustrated by Tricia Cassel- Gerard
R458 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden.A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us.It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce!This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden,
including: * Basic principles* Layout* How to choose plants* Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms* the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print* A step-by-step guide to creating your garden* Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many moreForest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.

The Inspired Gardener - What Makes Us Tick (Hardcover): The Editors of St Lynn's Press The Inspired Gardener - What Makes Us Tick (Hardcover)
The Editors of St Lynn's Press
R343 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Inspired Gardener" is an exuberant, design-driven gift book with multiple typefaces, full-color photos and line drawings, featuring 55+ inspirational, serious and humorous quotes ranging from Aristotle to Alice Walker. Strong visual appeal. Hardcover, printed on heavy stock recycled paper.

A Handbook for Horticultural Students (Paperback): Peter Dawson A Handbook for Horticultural Students (Paperback)
Peter Dawson
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Complete Guide to Treehouses (Black & Decker) - Design & Build Your Kids a Treehouse (Paperback, 2nd edition): Philip... The Complete Guide to Treehouses (Black & Decker) - Design & Build Your Kids a Treehouse (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Philip Schmidt
R473 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R107 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Treehouses are more popular today than ever before. Our original treehouse book, "The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse, " was published in 2007. It exceeded all sales projections right out of the gate and continues to be a leading title in the treehouse category. Now, we've made it even better. The expanded edition features three all-new treehouses shown in complete step by step detail, along with full plans. Also includes an expanded inspiration section, offering a wider variety of unique and interesting treehouses that generate ideas and excitement. Exciting book for parents or grandparents to use with their children.

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