Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Whether you're a complete novice or looking to improve your existing gardening skills, this is the complete guide on how to garden from the experts at the RHS, now with a new-look jacket.Just about to start your first ever gardening project, or looking to improve an existing plot? Whatever your level of expertise, you'll find everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow guide. From bulbs to borders, weeds to watering, pick up gardening techniques, practical basics, and simple skills which will have your garden blooming. Top tips to guide you every step of the way with clear, easy-to-follow advice and photographs. Find out the principles of good of gardening - how plants work and how to give them what they need.This is your one-stop guide to creating and enjoying a garden of your own.
A Guide for Complete Beginners
Author: Jon Clift,Amanda Cuthbert
Author: DK Publishing
Pruning Plant By Plant is a pruning visual guide in a handy format that covers all of the most popular plants. There is clear text and an artwork for every plant that explains the reasons for pruning and the correct timing, and shows exactly where and how to cut. Formative, remedial, and regular pruning advice tells you how to look after your plants from their first year through to maturity. Detailed artwork and clear photographs show you exactly where to cut, giving gardeners of all abilities the confidence to prune with precision.
Author: Frances Tophill
Publisher: Kyle Books
Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.
Techniques to Help You Get Started
Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Covers gardening and landscaping basics, with information on such topics as selecting flowers, trees, and shrubs; pruning and caring for trees; growing vegetables; and reading and understanding seed packets, plant labels, and climate zone maps.
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Let the RHS guide you through the surprisingly simple steps to creating a garden you can enjoy with your friends, and even show off to them. Are you surrounded by weeds? Is your lawn forlorn? Are the bushes deceased? Fear not! How To Garden When You're New To Gardening shows you the basics to get your green space under control and keep it that way. With the expertise of the RHS, this book gives simple step by step instructions, with clear images to help you build your dream garden, no matter the size and scale. Take the pain out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your precious patch of land.
Author: Ian Spence
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
How to have a beautiful garden from January to December, now fully up-to-date and revisedPick this pocket-sized favourite from the experts at the RHS, and find out what to do when, to ensure your plants are well cared for and your garden blooms all year round. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do when, but shows you how to do it. Follow over 1,300 seasonal tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, including star plants from January to December, and tips on organisation. Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy 12 months of successful gardening.
The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice
Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening." —John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, soil management, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, post harvest management and storage, and conservation and sustainable horticulture. Now with full colour throughout, the second edition provides the reader with: Completely revised and updated chapters from the first edition, with new information and clearer focus on the topics Four new chapters, dealing with matters that have become of increasing concern since the first edition, namely: Diversity in the Plant World; Conservation and Sustainable Gardening; Gardens and the Natural World; and Gardens for Science Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book remains a key text for those sitting RHS examinations, particularly at levels 2 and 3; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists. Key Features Bestselling essential text for all horticulture students Edited and written by a group of highly regarded scientists Covers the scientific information of greatest importance to gardeners and horticulturists Jargon-free scientific explanations, a comprehensive glossary, and copious colour illustrations Royalties from the sale of this book go towards the charitable work of the RHS, promoting horticulture and helping gardeners. www.rhs.org.uk
100s of Australian Gardening Projects
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Zia Allaway,Lia Leendertz
If you want to start gardening or simply improve your skills these sure-fire projects for beginners and more experienced gardeners will give you green fingers in no time. Follow the step-by-step photographs and expert advice, and tackle practical ideas for gardens large and small, from planting pots of vegetables on a patio, to making a border for year-round colour. You'll find all the detailed guidance and quick tips you'll need covering materials, plants, location and timing - and showing you how to get great results every time. Covering all the basics and providing essential tips and techniques on aftercare, this is a practical, inspirational guide for every gardener!
A guide for gardeners who can't garden yet
Author: Hollie Newton
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.
Author: David Stevens,Adam Pasco
Part I: Garden Planning and Design David Stevens Includes complete garden plans, garden features, design advice for problem sites, plant selector charts. Part II: Choosing Plants Anne Swithinbank Includes ornamental trees, shrubs for flower and foliage, climbing plants, roses, conifers, garden flowers, alpines and rock plants, water plants, plants for containers, houseplant guide, greenhouse and conservatory plant guide, wildlife gardening, children’s gardening. Part II: Gardening in Practice Sue Phillips Includes choosing tools for every task, guide to garden soil, guide to feeding plants, guide to lawn care, the flower garden, greenhouse gardening guide, water gardens, guide to pruning, growing in containers, watering, how to raise new plants, composting, problem-solving, pests & termites. Part IV: The Kitchen Garden Planner Andi Clevely Includes herbs, vegetables, fruit, variety guides. Part V: Gardener’s Calendar (Optional) Adam Pasco Includes month-by-month guide, plants of the month, at-a-glance garden care calendars.
How to Garden in a Changing Climate
Author: Matthew Wilson
Britain's Royal Horticultural Society is the authoritative source for gardening expertise, and their new guide to contemporary gardening gives gardeners, from first-timers to professionals, a definitive resource for horticultural advice. Over 950 color photographs and 50 original artworks showcase individual plants and full garden designs, as well as proper techniques for preparing beds, planting, pruning, and propagating garden plants. Specially commissioned garden plans are included, featuring all-new layouts suitable for an urban oasis, a suburban backyard, or an extensive country garden. Everything from soil management and understanding microclimates to gardening in arid environments or wet is discussed, along with selecting plants for sun and shade, creating spaces that encourage wildlife, and innovative recycling and reusing of garden materials.
Author: Matt James
Publisher: Hachette UK
Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt James explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.
1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably
Author: Alice Bowe
Publisher: Timber Press
The environmental benefits of gardens are well-known: trees and plants capture carbon emissions, help to moderate the urban climate, promote health and well being, and help reduce energy consumption. But some garden practices are downright damaging, like using leaf blowers and other power tools, installing impermeable paving, and choosing plants that require excessive water or artificial fertilizers. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening is a one-stop reference for making a garden more green. From simple actions like composting household waste, installing a water barrel, or eliminating pesticides to more long-term investments like choosing permeable, locally sourced paving, and planting the most water-wise plants, there are hundreds of large and small choices home gardeners can make to reduce the environmental impact of designing, planting, and tending a garden. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening goes beyond organics and compost and gives serious gardeners all the information they need to make their garden truly green.
A Practical Introduction to Gardening
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Category: Container gardening
Whether you're a complete novice or looking to improve your existing gardening skills, this is the complete guide on how to garden, from the experts at the RHS. Just about to start your first ever gardening project, or looking to improve an existing plot? Whatever your level of expertise, you'll find everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow guide. From bulbs to borders, weeds to watering, pick up gardening techniques, practical basics, and simple skills which will have your garden blooming. Top tips to guide you every step of the way with clear, easy-to-follow advice and photographs. Find out the principles of good of gardening - how plants work and how to give them what they need. This is your one-stop guide to creating and enjoying a garden of your own.
The 50 Best Plants for Screens, Containers and More
Author: Paul Whittaker
Publisher: Timber Press
Features the 50 best bamboos based on appearance and usefulness. A handy checklist allows readers to pick plants that are right for them at a glance. A section on using bamboo in the garden covers topics such as incorporating bamboos in the mixed border, using them to create Japanese-style or Mediterranean-style gardens, using them for hedges and edging, establishing them in containers, choosing the right ones for difficult places, and selecting the best plants for small gardens or waterside planting.
Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners
Author: Alice Vincent
Publisher: Random House
The essential guide to the simple art of growing stuff. Feeling green-fingered but not sure where to start? This book is for you. Growing stuff - herbs, veg, salad, flowers and plants - is fun and pretty easy. You just need some practical knowledge - all in this book - and a bit of space - a window ledge, pot or plot of soil. Then, have fun growing: basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, chillies, courgettes, rocket, tomatoes, geraniums, pansies, lavender, osteospurmum, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, tulips, succulents, aloe vera, money plants, maidenhair ferns and oxalis. If you have no outside space at all, you can grow everything here inside too...
Author: Jill Billington
An in-depth lesson on the uses of color provides practical information on balancing colors in a garden, planning ahead when planting, and how to best use color to express the personality of the gardener, accompanied by a useful color-based plant list.
Author: Harry Baker
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.
The Graphic Book of the Garden
Author: Guy Barter
Publisher: Aurum Press
From the best flowers to plant to encourage the industrious honeybee, to the right soils for your plants, from the easiest-to-grow varieties of courgette, to planning out your garden, RHS expert Guy Barter has curated a selection of graphics to instruct and inspire the green-fingered enthusiast. Packed with colourful graphics illustrating the how to’s, facts and trivia of gardening, this gorgeous book is the perfect gift for those who want to keep their garden green and healthy, or looking to start their first garden. Packed with expert advice and over 100 original and unique illustrations, this beautiful visual reference book illuminates some of the trickier aspects of gardening as well as providing an introduction to the basics. Divided into the main themes of Planning, Planting, Choosing, Vegetables & Herbs, Fruit & Vines, and Practicalities; no matter where you are in your gardening abilities, Flora will ensure that you have all the know-how to start your garden and how to keep it green and healthy.