RHS What Plant When

Author: Simon Maughan,Martin Page,Andrea Loom

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405362979

Category: Flower gardening

Page: 576

View: 1657

Revised and updated compact guide to keeping your garden looking good the whole year round with plants for every season. RHS What Plant When will help you to be the envy of your neighbours with a garden in bloom through every season. With colour photographs and at-a-glance information for over 1,000 plants, the experts at the RHS give you the best plants for each month from bright spring bulbs to luscious evergreens in a handy pocket-sized format. Choose from over 1,000 fully illustrated plants, divided into six seasonal sections and grouped according to colour for at-a-glance accessibility. With colour photographs and in-depth information plus advice on the latest trends, you'll know the best plants for each month with this handy pocket-sized guide.

Pruning Plant by Plant

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465405135

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 6287

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.

What Plant where

Author: Roy Lancaster

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789401519

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 5715

Recommends perennials, climbers, shrubs, conifers, and trees by their characteristics, including size, soil and sunlight requirements, seasonal features, and color

RHS Plants for Places

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405372621

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

View: 5998

The ultimate list of readily available plants for every site and situation, now fully up-to-date and revised From damp shady spots to choosing the best climbers for pergolas, rely on the expertise and authority of the RHS to help you choose the plants that are ideal for your garden. Whether you want to attract wildlife or perfume your scented garden, quick-reference lists show you the best plants for every site and situation. With photographs and growing information for over 1,000 tried and tested plants, this is the perfect guide for trips to the garden centre and nursery.

RHS Gardening Month by Month

Author: Ian Spence

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405363051

Category: Gardening

Page: 560

View: 7259

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.

RHS Good Plant Guide

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405362986

Category: Plants, Ornamental

Page: 704

View: 4120

The ultimate plant guide, now fully up-to-date and revisedWhether you want to cultivate the classic English rose or grow a crop of climbing French beans, choose plants with confidence with the RHS Good Plant Guide. Recommends over 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, bedding plants, fruits and vegetables for every garden situation and with more than 1,500 colourful photos and illustrations - all readily available from nurseries and garden centres - this will ensure your garden flourishes all year round.Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy good plants all year round

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609409X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4797

Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden. Practical Botany for Gardeners provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines “lateral buds” and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them. The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. “Great Botanists” and “Botany in Action” boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany. Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

American Horticultural Society What Plant When

Author: Martin Page

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756675585

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

View: 576

Helps homeowners create a year-round garden by explaining what to plant in each season, from springtime bulbs to winter evergreens. Original.

RHS Good Fruit and Veg Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405392444

Category: Gardening

Page: 560

View: 8975

The ultimate guide to the best fruits and vegetables, with tips on how to grow them From runner beans to gooseberries, the experts at the RHS have selected the cream of each crop in the RHS Good Fruit and Veg Guide. Packed with 125 full-colour illustrated profiles and quick reference recommendationsto make choosing easy. Plus, get practical advice on key aspects of cultivation, such as sowing and harvesting and troubleshooting pests and diseases. With clear, easy-to-follow advice on the basic principles of growing fruits and vegetables, you can now plan your plot and choose the right seed or plants for your garden. Essential cultivation advice for grow-your-own beginners and experienced gardeners.

RHS Grow Fruit and Veg

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409349853

Category: Fruit

Page: 560

View: 1909

The ultimate guide to the best fruits and vegetables with tips on how to grow themFrom runner beans to raspberries, the experts at the RHS have selected the cream of each crop in the RHS Grow Fruit and Veg Guide. It's packed with 100 full-colour illustrated profiles and quick reference recommendations to make choosing easy. Plus, get practical advice on key aspects of cultivation, such as sowing and harvesting and troubleshooting pests and diseases. With clear, easy-to-follow advice on the basic principles of growing fruits and vegetables, you can now plan your plot and choose the right seed or plant for your garden space.RHS Grow Fruit and Veg, now in paperback (previous ISBN 9781405361804), is full of essential cultivation advice for grow-your-own beginners and experienced gardeners.

Gardening Through the Year

Author: Ian Spence

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756656454

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 8620

Rev. ed. of: Gardening through the year / Hazel Evans.

RHS Wisley Experts Gardeners' Advice

Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405303385

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1807

Practical advice for gardeners from the acknowledged experts at RHS Wisley. They tackle over 300 common gardening problems, from which plants to grow to dealing with pests.

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781743312759

Category: Latin language

Page: 224

View: 5552

Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how botanical Latin can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Jospeh Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials.

RHS A Gardener's Five Year Record Book

Author: RHS

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238695

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 5561

Gardeners know how helpful it is to be aware of what is happening in the garden from year to year – what germinates, flowers or fruits and when; how the weather affects flowering and fruiting seasons and harvests; issues with pests and so much more. A Gardener's Five Year Record Book from the RHS makes it easy to record what happens in the garden over a five-year period. Structured week by week, with five years to a view, it is flexible enough for the user to choose a personal emphasis if desired. There are additional sections on Plants to Buy, Plant Suppliers, Useful Addresses and Gardens to Visit so essential information is all in one place. Illustrated with works of art from the RHS Lindley Libraries.

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 5635

Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

RHS Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations

Over 4,000 Achievable Planting Schemes

Author: Tony Lord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845336820

Category: Companion planting

Page: 464

View: 9498

RHS Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is the essential reference book for anyone wanting to combine plants according to shape, colour, texture, or form. This visionary planting guide features an A-Z of more than 1,000 great garden plants. Each plant is photographed in glorious partnership with one, two or three ideal companions, creating more than 4,000 of the most imaginative and visually effective combinations possible. With a practical introduction and analyses of what makes a successful combination, the authors show how to recreate combinations shown and invent new combinations of your own. With chapters on bulbs, climbers, perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, and annuals, this book has become the essential reference book for all those who wish to combine plants according to colour, shape, texture, and form in every corner of their gardens.

Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations

Over 4,000 Color and Planting Schemes

Author: Tony Lord,Andrew Lawson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079971

Category: Gardening

Page: 464

View: 5589

Provides over one thousand descriptions for colorful plants, suggesting combinations based on mixing and matching color, texture, and visual effects to create a perfect garden.

Beds and Borders

The Mix and Match Guide to Beautiful Planting

Author: Simon Maughan,Jane Courtier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782401537

Category: Beds (Gardens)

Page: 104

View: 3773

Beautiful and varied beds and borders are the backbone of a successful garden and in todays modern plots, theyre no longer rigidly planted and trimmed into neat rows: the twenty-first centurys borders are, instead, planned with an eye to being green, wildlife-friendly, and gorgeously and appealingly dishevelled. Not only that, but they need to offer year-round colour and interest, and be reasonably easy to maintain, too. So whats a busy gardener to do? Its simple. Pick up Beds & Borders, and flick through the mix-and-match split pages. Whatever youre working with sun or shade, a hot or cool color scheme, a bed thats crying out for perennial interest, or a border that you want to attract as much wildlife as possible. A wide-ranging mix of plants divides into strong shrubs and perennials that offer great background and structure; colorful, long-flowering stars for eye-catching effects, and short-but-striking options, many scented, that work best at the front of a border. Match the dots on each entry to ensure a compatible and beguiling mix, and plant up the results: youre guaranteed lovely and harmonious results.

Lilies

Author: Michael Jefferson-Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845333843

Category: Lilies

Page: 96

View: 2743

The lily is one of the most beautiful and popular flowers in the garden and despite having a reputation for being temperamental, lilies can actually be very easy to grow. This handbook contains detailed information on the care of a variety of lilies.

RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405354232

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

View: 9457

Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener�s bookshelf.