How to Garden - Instant Colour

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849902194

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 3849

Create an explosion of color in the garden that will evolve month by month to bring interest and excitement throughout the year There's no quicker way to add a splash of color to the garden than to plant annuals and biennials that can be moved around throughout the year to suit the overall scheme as it evolves. This guide explains how to add perennials, bulbs, and small shrubs to these traditional bedding plants, which will bring the garden bursting into life, and fill any gaps with stunning flowers. As well as offering design tips for color, texture, scent, and form, it provides ideas for container schemes, explains how to plant up pots and beds and how to propagate new plants from old, and offers a directory of recommended plants.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142075

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 438

Covers everything from the initial planning of your garden on paper to how to make your design a reality with planting, laying and construction guides. This single book will tell you everything you could need to know to achieve your ideal garden. Includes: * how to assess your site, create a style and source materials * advice on planting schemes and achieving year-round interest * tips on working with design principles such as scale, proportion and balance * simple instructions for hard landscaping Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142237

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 555

Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. With ideas for maximizing space and advice on garden design, planning and plant selection, this is the definitive handbook for anyone wanting to create a private haven in limited space. * Ideas for front gardens, side passages, courtyards, balconies, rooftops and windowsills * Tricks to make small spaces seem larger * How to use every inch of space, including containers * Easy-to-follow landscaping plans for all garden shapes and styles * Guidance on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in small plots

Weekend Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849902186

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8109

How to create maximum impact in a garden, with minimal effort All gardeners aspire to a beautiful garden that suits their lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, this guide shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to one's dreams with just a few hours of work a week. It explains the basic principles of labor-saving design and offers readers practical projects that can be completed in a weekend, recommended easy-care plants, solutions for difficult sites, and quick-reference seasonal tasks.

My Secret Garden

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141346

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 805

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this horticultural memoir Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the eight years in which the garden has been made, My Secret Garden allows us access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces - from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wild flower meadows and a stunning winter garden - Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With the plot encompassing fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy. Driven by Alan's infectious and informative style, My Secret Garden is a fascinating, amusing and inspiring book.

Wildlife Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846074096

Category: Gardening to attract wildlife

Page: 128

View: 4306

The most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive. * Design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens * Wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden * How to create natural habitats * Recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity * Seasonal tasks for the year

The Complete How To Be A Gardener

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140749

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

View: 5734

Whether you're a complete beginner or a keen gardener, there are always times when it helps to have a reliable expert at your side. In The Complete How to be a Gardener, Alan Titchmarsh draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to give you a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful gardener. Alan starts with the fundamentals, covering the absolute essentials that every gardener needs to know, including information on how plants work and what they need to survive, as well as where to begin if you're a first-time gardener. Each chapter includes practical advice and step-by-step techniques and projects, as well as information on garden maintenance and a host of Alan's favourite plants to help you in your selection. With its perfect balance of down-to-earth information and inspirational garden ideas, this complete paperback edition of How to be a Gardener gets to the very heart of gardening and provides a comprehensive reference manual for any garden owner.

The Gardener's Year

The Ultimate Month-by-month Gardening Handbook

Author: Alan Titchmarsh,Jonathan Buckley

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563521679

Category: Gardening

Page: 311

View: 1149

The Gardener's Year is not about quick fixes, design makeovers or hard drudge, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month by month Alan gives us the low-down on how to keep your garden looking its best. In-depth and packed full of useful tips, it includes advice on everything from what seeds you can plant out in your vegetable plot in May, to how to keep your hanging baskets looking stunning in September.

How to Be a Gardener

Secrets of Success

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9780563534051

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 2889

Having set out the basic principles of gardening in his first book, in this second volume, Alan Titchmarsh takes an in depth look at all areas of designing and planting your garden. Alan's love of gardening and years of experience really come to the fore as he demonstrates how to create a garden to be proud of. Covering both design and plants, the chapters include boundaries and climbers, patios and containers, borders and perennials and water and wildlife gardens. With its perfect balance of practical advice and inspirational ideas, HOW TO BE A GARDENER: Book Two gets to the very heart of gardening and, together with How to be a Gardener Book One, provides a complete reference manual for any garden owner.

Greenhouse Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846074045

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 5547

The ultimate guide to greenhouse planting--the ideal place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting, and hide from the rain The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have, and this book provides all the information and advice any gardener needs to set up a greenhouse and get their planting going. The advice offered includes guidance on selecting, installing, and maintaining a greenhouse; recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs, and ornamental plants for growing under cover; practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation, and pest control; a seasonal management guide; and charming step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Water Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141575

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8950

Water will bring a garden miraculously to life, drawing the eye more than any other feature. When still, its shimmering reflections create a peaceful mood, while moving water animates the garden scene and delights with its mesmerizing sounds. In this definitive guide, Alan shows you how to design and make a water feature to suit any size and style of garden, from a large wildlife pond, stream or rill to the tiniest pebble or wall fountain. * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams * A–Z directory of Alan’s recommended pond and waterside plants * Guide to choosing and caring for fish * Key tips on encouraging wildlife to your pond * Season-by-season guide to pond maintenance

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Roses

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142113

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 7282

The rose is the nation's favourite flower and never goes out of fashion. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to grow and care for roses in your garden. He covers all the essential techniques and provides inspirational ideas for training and planting schemes that will ensure healthy plants and stunning displays year on year. * A-Z directory of Alan's recommended roses * Essential techniques for pruning and support * How to combine roses with other plants * Suggested roses for all garden situations, including shady and exposed sites * Comprehensive guide to understanding rose types

Perennial Garden Plants

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184607911X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 838

Herbaceous perennials flower each year, dying down in the winter and springing back to life the following spring. They are central features in the landscape of a garden as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available. Includes: * extensive plant directory * guidance on how to design a flowering border * advice on care and maintenance * tips for propagation Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Small Trees

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849902208

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 7417

Few elements add interest to a garden better than a well-placed tree, and even small gardens can accommodate one. But trees are long-term investments, so it's worth knowing exactly what you want before you plant. Here Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the selection and planting processes, plus how to look after trees to ensure optimum performance and maximum impact. * Garden design ideas and where to plant trees * Practicalities of location and aspect * Ornamental effects for all seasons * Pests, tree diseases and problems * Illustrated gallery of recommended trees

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Gardening in the Shade

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140579

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 3052

Overcome the problems every gardener faces with helpful solutions to the problem of shady spots, and handy tips on how to make the most of these notoriously difficult areas. Includes: * creative design ideas for brightening up dark spaces, including north-facing walls * directory of shade-loving plants * care advice for shady lawns and how to deal with moss and algae * ways to achieve year-round colour and interest Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Love Your Garden

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9780091948665

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8264

Alan Titchmarsh's hit TV primetime show Love Your Garden will be back for a second series in June 2012, and this is the first official tie-in. Much-loved broadcaster and bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh has returned to his gardening roots as presenter of ITV1's Love Your Garden. In this hugely popular show, Alan visits some of Britain's most beautiful domestic gardens, and shows us how to recreate the look ourselves, with minimum fuss. On each visit, he also helps out with any problem areas, and suggest ways to improve the design, while his team of co-presenters, Matt James, Valentine Warner, Charlotte Uhlenbrouk and Laetitia Maklouf, are on hand with advice on design, growing your own food, wildlife and craft. In this essential accompanying book, Alan looks back on all twelve gardens from the first series, which span across a wide variety of styles from a cottage garden, a country garden and a city garden through to a seaside garden and a formal garden. He takes us through the practical projects, step by step -- showing us how to build a pond or create a wildlife area -- and includes the ideas offered by his co-presenters. Alan also explores each theme in greater depth, with extra hints and tips, providing a stand-alone practical handbook to be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels, and anybody who wants to explore the joys of outdoor living.

Lawns, Paths and Patios

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846073987

Category: Garden walks

Page: 128

View: 1575

Lawns, Paths and Patios focuses on creating the basic structure of your garden, and complementing the basic features with planting, design and furniture. Includes: * how to prepare your site and lay turf, paving, paths and decking * guidance on choosing materials * tips on labour-saving methods and devices * practical advice on seasonal care, feeding and watering Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Royal Gardeners

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140765

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 2838

Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a fascinating tour through the history of Britains royal gardens from medieval times to the present day. Taking in existing royal gardens as well as many that now only exist in paintings, Alan uncovers the stories behind the gardens and the colourful monarchs who created them. From Hampton Court Palace to Kew Palace and Gardens, to Osborne House and through to the modern day developments at the Prince of Wales' home at Highgrove, Alan takes a highly personal canter through Britains gardening heritage. Fully illustrated with original plans, designs, letters, planting records and full colour diagrams of the major surviving gardens, this is a sumptuous book charting some of the most outstanding gardens in Britain.

The Kitchen Gardener

Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140773

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 7995

Allotments with ten-year waiting lists; fruit and veg seeds outselling those of flowers - Britain is growing a passion for home produce and the time is right for the nation's favourite gardener to provide the definitive book on the subject. Alan's comprehensive guide will tell you everything you could possibly want or need to know about fruit and veg and how to grow it, including herbs, baby veg, salads, every-day fruits plus gourmet or unusual varieties, and how to fit them into today's stylish small gardens. As well as providing the key facts needed to yield good results and what to do when things go wrong, the text is sprinkled with Alan's personal observations, anecdotes, culinary tips and quirky historical uses. The book takes a very practical approach, starting from scratch for the benefit of anyone who's never grown their own before, but is also ideal for those with some experience who might be growing edibles in a new way - perhaps in a small space that needs to look attractive, or on a new allotment. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 250 photographs and artworks, this inspirational and authoritative fruit and veg bible from the UK's best-selling and most influential gardener will become a classic in the genre.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Wildlife Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142105

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 4719

The most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive. * Design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens * Wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden * How to create natural habitats * Recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity * Seasonal tasks for the year