Garden Design Bible
By Tim Newbury
Do you dream of transforming your back garden into a romantic retreat? Would you like to make a modern-day Utopia on your balcony? Is your ideal outdoor space a minimalist design with easy-to-care-for plants or a family garden with room to grow culinary herbs? Whatever your desire, the Garden Design Bible has a plan that you can adapt to your own space. Choose from 40 off-the-peg designs, or mix and match elements from several to create your ideal garden. Each of the designs is fully illustrated and has a comprehensive plant list and planting diagram. With a huge range of plants, styles and uses, this inspirational yet practical book is the next best thing to hiring a gardener!
The Ultimate Garden Designer
By Tim Newbury
The Ultimate Garden Designer is the complete guide to the world of garden design, packed with expert advice that shows you exactly where to put your patio and plant your perennials. With a comprehensive plant directory, a vast selection of garden features and over 600 beautiful colour photographs, plans and drawings, this book is the next best thing to hiring a garden designer.
By Tony Mace, Suzanne Mace
Cacti and succulents are fascinating and beautiful plants. This practical book explains in detail all the techniques you will need to keep them in good shape, and will ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can grow cacti with confidence. New Pyramid Cactus Basics offers expert advice on cultivation and care and shows you how to recognize and treat pests and diseases. It also includes an extensive cacti and succulent directory of the most widely grown species.
200 Veg-growing Basics
By Richard Bird
Growing your own veg is an enjoyable, economical and environmentally-friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Whether you have a front garden, back garden or simply a humble window-box, anyone with green-fingers can plant, nurture and produce their own vegetables. Not only is it the perfect way to ensure that you and your family eat fresh, nutritious foods but it's also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gardener, this essential guide - all packed into a handy format - tells you everything you need to know to grow your own veg, with expert tips and practical advice along the way to ensure perfect results.
200 Great Containers
By Joanna Smith
Hamlyn All Colour Gardening: 200 Great Containers is both inspirational and practical. The book offers 200 brilliant ideas for pots, window boxes and hanging baskets that will transform your garden. Organised seasonally, the book demonstrates how you can continually re-style your garden using containers with minimum effort and to maximum effect. The book also includes container ideas for children and vegetable growing tips.Expert, practical advice and clear planting plans ensure perfect end results. Suitable for both beginners and experienced gardeners and available in a handy, user friendly format, Hamlyn All Colour Gardening: 200 Great Containers is excellent value for money
By Colin Lewis
The New Pyramid Bonsai Basics explains in detail all the techniques needed to keep a bonsai alive and in good shape. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence. Filled with over 120 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the New Pyramid Bonsai Basics is an extensive directory of both indoor and outdoor trees and their characteristics.
By Brian Rittershausen, Sara Rittershausen
Elegant and exotic, the allure of orchids is undeniable and this practical guide will ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can grow them with confidence. With expert advice, clear instuctions and step-by-step photographs father and daughter team Brian and Sara Rittershausen explain all the techniques you will need to ensure that your orchids flourish every time. There are hints and tips on watering, feeding and the optimum lighting and temperature conditions in which to grow your plants in addition to advice on propagation, hybridization and caring for orchids in pots. Also included is an extensive directory of all the specialized and popular orchid groups.
Small Garden Design Bible
By Tim Newbury
No matter what your taste or how tiny your outside space this practical and inspirational book will have a garden for you. With 40 fabulous garden designs to copy - or mix and match several elements to suit your own particular area - Tim Newbury shares his wealth of expertise to show how you can transform your small garden with the minimum of fuss, time and effort. Designs range from the practical 'Small Space Dining' and 'Crops in Pots' to the exotic 'Tropical Paradise' and urban 'City Chic', and each contains expert advice, detailed planting plans and step-by-step weekend projects. And with every type of small space covered, from an unpromising patio to a tiny balcony, there is something here for everyone!
Bugs, Slugs and Other Invaders
By Sarah Ford
Did you know that ants don' t like lemon, salt, vaseline or cinnamon? Or that fruit flies hate basil? Learn to welcome the good creepy crawlies and keep out the baddies with 50 organic, chemical and simply silly solutions.