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This is a practical directory of garden produce with over 250 photographs. It is a comprehensive guide to vegetables, fruit and herbs, with advice on how to grow them in a healthy and chemical-free environment. It offers practical introduction illustrates the basic gardening materials and techniques you will need for successful organic gardening, helping you to grow beautiful and tasty produce for your kitchen. It offers guidance for choosing reliable varieties of vegetables and fruit, combined with tips on cultivation, after-care, harvesting and storing, as well as dealing with any common pests and diseases you may encounter. It is lavishly illustrated with over 250 inspirational and practical photographs, including step-by-step sequences demonstrating gardening techniques, luscious vegetable and fruit photographs, and over 25 hand-painted artworks. Creating and maintaining a working garden that is both safe and natural is becoming an increasingly common ambition among gardeners. This helpful guide contains directories of vegetables, fruit and herbs, each providing information on recommended varieties, their cultivation requirements, sowing, planting, harvesting and storage needs. From apple trees to rhubarb, a wide range of plants are covered. With its stunning photographs and a superbly well-informed text by award-winning authors, the book is the perfect guide for first-time growers and experienced gardeners wishing to transform their garden into a healthy, organic plot bursting with goodness.
Bestselling author Kay Maguire and RHS Young Designer of the Year Tony Woods provide stylish design ideas, growing tips and advice to help readers turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a beautiful and life-affirming oasis. With 30 step-by-step projects, RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces shows the urban gardener how to transform balconies, walls, windowsills, rooftops and the smallest of yards. Discover the best planting plans for your garden, with ideas for hanging planted screens, mobile gardens, balcony rail planters and potted shelves. Learn the things you need to know to get your garden started, and how to overcome common problems, and ensure your garden, however small, is beautiful all year round.
Heaven Is a Garden: Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration
and Reflection offers a new way of thinking about creating peaceful
backyard havens. Drawing from ancient traditions and the author's
forty years of experience as a landscape designer, Jan Johnsen's
richly photographed book explores the power of place and the
surprising role that water, trees, color and sound play in
transforming our state of mind. She shows how you can attune your
garden using shape and light in innovative ways, and identify
natural elements that can create a sense of calm well being. This
deeply perceptive guide reveals how, with a new design approach to
your garden, you can create a peaceful and beautiful place of
serenity and delight. Jan Johnsen writes the popular Serenity in
the Garden glob and Facebook page.
In this hardback edition of Organic Gardening, Charles Dowding (the guru of no dig gardening), Charles shares his organic, no-dig approach to soil and plants, revealing the range of techniques that enable him to grow healthy, vibrant crops while, with sustainability in mind, maintaining a healthy soil. His success is based on these key principles * No-dig *Spread organic matter on the soil surface *Clean & improve the soil in the first 3-12 months * Weed every 10 days or so, when weeds are small. By using a system of permanent, slightly raised beds, Charles shows how to grow a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables organically: what to choose; when to sow, plant and harvest; and how best to avoid pests and diseases.
The definitive guide to bulbs, including all the new varieties and up-to-date techniques for care Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring color and interest to gardens all year round, and this definitive guide presents Alan Titchmarsh's top tips for how to use bulbs to best effect. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs, or form the basis of stunning borders. This guide features an A-to-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes; easy-to-follow plans showing how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year; practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors, and for cutting; planting and growing techniques; and, seasonal planting for year-round color and scent.
Tailored to meet the needs of the first time bonsai owner, this
book is an extensive directory of every major bonsai type.
You don't even need a garden to enjoy growing beautiful plants as a pot or window box can be squeezed in anywhere. Whether you want to have colourful flowers or homegrown veg, Gardeners' World 101 Pots is packed with fantastic planting recipes to try. All are easy to do and will produce great results without any hassle. There are ideas to create stunning displays for each season of the year, plus easy ways to grow veg in pots so your own homegrown produce is just outside your kitchen. You'll never be stuck for ideas of what to plant with this handy little book. Gardeners' World Magazine is Britain's biggest selling gardening magazine, providing fresh ideas and clear advice every month. From plants and flowers to gardens and design, allotments and kitchen gardens to shopping guides and tried and tested reviews, Gardeners' World Magazine features the top names in BBC gardening, such as Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and the Gardeners' Question Time team. Find out more at www.gardenersworld.com
One of Amazon's Best Gardening Books of 2013. Foliage comes in a mind-boggling variety of color, shape and growth habit. But which plants complement each other to add style and energy to a garden or patio setting? "Fine Foliage" gives the home gardener 60+ examples of plant combinations that work for every purpose, whether in sun or shade, path or meadow, porch or poolside. Each plant combination is introduced with full page on-site photograph and a "Why This Works" text, accompanied by individual close-up photos and quick-tip info about care, site, soil, zone and season: a complete "recipe" that even a beginner gardener can follow. "Fine Foliage" brings elegant, expert design and style to the garden and patio. Full color photographs throughout. Includes an index.
In this beautiful book, Diana Yakeley shows how to choose and use plants to the best effect, taking into account scale and proportion, style and placement, form and shape, colour, scent and texture. A section on interior ideas explores a range of different rooms and the plants that are most suited to them. There then follows a chapter on planting schemes, including 6 step-by-step projects that reveal how to create your own special displays. The practical aspects of indoor gardening are covered in the final chapter, which contains information on light levels and humidity, potting and pruning, problem busting, containers and tools. There is also a directory, which gives detailed horticultural information on a range of different plants.
Revamp, recycle and rejuvenate your old containers into some stunning feature pieces for your garden. Learn how to become more eco-friendly and make the most of old mugs, oil cans, plastic bottles and so much more with Gardening with Junk. Delve into gardening with the first section, Getting Started, which is devoted to teaching you the basics and explaining how to choose the right container and the right plant for your space. It's easy to get carried away by your own enthusiasm but Getting Started will show you how to condense your creative thoughts into gorgeous and cohesive projects. The second section, Planted Junk, will demonstrate how to utilise all sorts of great materials, from ceramics, stone and glass, to wood, wicker, metal and plastic. Learn how to make the most of any container, whether they are beer cans, wicker baskets, quirky ceramics and so much more! The final section, Plant Directory, provides a comprehensive list of flowers and plants so that you can find what best suits you and your newly converted pots! This section also provides useful addresses that will help you on your way to a fabulously upcycled garden. Written by horticultural expert Adam Caplin, and complete with stunning photography by Francesca Yorke, Gardening with Junk is a must-have for any green-fingered enthusiast with an interest in recycling and the environment.
It has long been observed, by farmers, gardeners and botanists alike, that from time to time certain plants seem to affect certain other plants growing their near them -- both favourably and unfavourably. By taking account of these relationships, farmers and gardeners can improve the quality of food and flowers, reduce losses from pests and disease, drought and frost, and enhance both satisfaction and pleasure in their work and financial profit. Years of experimentation by Richard Gregg and subsequently Helen Philbrick and others resulted in this unique reference book. It offers a detailed and comprehensive A-Z of plants and how they affect each other and their surrounding environment, including the soil, insects and birds.
Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. A water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we need to revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Colour, Dry Garden provides home gardeners with a joyful, colour-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions. Garden expert Nan Sterman highlights inspiring examples of brilliant gardens filled with water-smart plants. Gardeners will find advice for adding colour to the garden, information about designing for structure and texture, and a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle. Hot Colour, Garden is a must-have guide for gardeners in the Southwest and other areas affected by drought and low-water conditions.
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