RHS Wisley Handbook: Bonsai
By Jon Ardle
"Bonsai" in the original Chinese and Japanese means "plant in a container". In western usage this has come to mean a tree grown in a container, conforming in all respects to a normal tree except for its miniature size. The cultivation of bonsai depends on careful selection of suitable specimens, skilful root pruning and potting and regular attention thereafter. This concise, illustrated handbook is an invaluable reference tool for both amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems and the directory of recommended species will ensure successful results.
RHS Wisley Handbooks: Garden Succulents
By Terry Hewitt
Succulents evolved to counteract dry conditions and now furnish gardeners with an exciting, often bizarre, array of forms with which to experiment. As a result, many of these plants are fast becoming a common sight in modern gardens. Grow them in pots orin a sunny, well-drained border to make an exotic display. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of succulent care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
RHS Wisley Handbook: Grapes
The grape is a sun-loving hardy deciduous woody-stemmed climber from Asia-Minor and the Caucasus. It does best in a temperate climate with springs free of frost and long warm summers. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of grape care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
By George Plumptre
This is a thematic book with a loosely chronological structure. An introductory chapter explains why garden restoration has become increasingly important and popular. Chapters then look at how modern technology has helped garden restoration; why certain gardens need restoring because their style is no longer fashionable or they have lost their original identity through neglect; and the need to restore gardens created by important designers or plantsmen, or gardens that have been destroyed or neglected because of war. A final chapter shows why major garden restorations contribute to gardening history. There is also a gazetteer of the gardens, indicating which ones can be visited by the public.
Your Organic Allotment
By Ian Spence
Allotments have always been popular in the UK but recently their popularity has increased throughout the world. Your Organic Allotment will teach you everything you need to know to create a modern allotment and provide organic food for your family all year round. You will be guided through the decision to take an allotment, shown how to prepare and protect it and discover how to grow all kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruits. You will also learn about crop rotations, how to tackle pests and problems and when to harvest. Your Organic Allotment is the indispensable guide for anyone who wants to grow their own delicious, chemical-free food.
The New Tech Garden
By Paul Cooper
A celebration of gardens in which man-made materials such as plastic perspex, steel, glass and textiles have been used by a new generation of garden designers to create gardens more in keeping with contemporary design and lifestyles. Award-winning and controversial garden designer Paul Cooper has chosen the best examples of New Tech gardens from all over the world including kinetic gardens, portable gardens, multi-experience gardens for use in both day- and night-time, instant-assembly gardens, and radical gardens that overthrow convention.
RHS Grow Your Own: Veg
By Carol Klein
This is a TV tie-in for a new BBC TV series "Grow Your Own Veg!" by TV presenter and highly regarded gardener Carol Klein, who has collaborated with the Royal Horticultural Society to create a lavishly illustrated, easy-to-follow, practical and inspiring beginner's handbook to everything anyone ever needs to know to grow vegetables, salads, and herbs all year round. "Grow Your Own Veg!" complements and builds upon the information covered in the TV series of the same name and provides all the practical know-how to get growing your own vegetables. Combining Carol Klein's no-nonsense and enthusiastic approach to gardening, much loved by viewers of "Gardeners' World" on BBC TV, with the horticultural best practice from the Royal Horticultural Society, this is a genuinely step-by-step beginner's guide to growing an aspirational but achievable range of food plants. Whatever the size of a garden, this is a book to convert readers to the pleasures of growing and harvesting their own food plants. From preparing a plot, planning what to plant, and how to grow any one of the 40 featured food plants, this is a book to which veg growers can return every year, whatever their level of expertise.
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.
The Book of Garden Plans
By Andrew Wilson
As good design is the key to a successful garden, this book has collected together some of the best of today's structural garden plans, providing practical solutions for sites of varying size and shape in both town and country. After an introduction that explains the basics of garden design, the text features over 150 structural garden plans divided into thematic chapters. The plans include those for problem sites, such as small, narrow, shaded or sloping gardens, as well as key garden features such as steps, decking, boundaries, water features, lighting, ornaments, together with key planting. The book also includes a glossary of terms and techniques, as well as a directory of the designers' contact details.
The New Exotic Garden
By Will Giles
A celebration of the exotic-style garden, where vibrant colour, dramatic architectural shapes and lush tropical leaves fill every available space. Experienced sub-tropical-plant grower Will Giles proves how easy it is to grow lush and hot-coloured plants in temperate as well as hot climate gardens and that many "tender" plants can easily survive cold winters. In addition to chapters on the different types of exotic plants - from cool and lush to brightly coloured to drier Mediterranean-style gardens - there is also a practical guide to planting and maintaining exotics, as well as a directory of key plants, organized by climate.
Pond Owner's Handbook
By John A. Dawes
Zen And The Art Of Gardening
By Gill Hale