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Mitchell Beazley

RHS Colour Companion

Dr Ross Bayton, Richard Sneesby
Authors:
Dr Ross Bayton, Richard Sneesby

Whether you are planning a brand-new garden or looking for complementary plants to add to your existing one, RHS Colour Companion is an inspirational and highly practical sourcebook of ideas for incorporating colour into your garden.An introductory section explains the basics of colour in plants and how it can be harnessed, and colour-themed chapters then focus on each colour's uses in the garden. A gallery of garden elements for each colour then follows - from foliage and flowers to bark, fruit, berries and even hard landscaping materials. Each plant in the gallery is supported with cultivation guidance and suggestions for incorporating it into a planting plan for maximum impact.Advice is accompanied by tips for planting plans and photographs to help you visualize the finished effect.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Design Outdoors

Matthew Keightley
Authors:
Matthew Keightley

Do you want your outdoor space to look as stylish and as well designed as your home? RHS Design Outdoors will give you the ideas and know-how you need to make that happen. Award-winning designer Matt Keightley has curated a collection of 35 gardens, created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers, that will provide theinspiration to transform your outdoor space. Gardeners features include award-winning designers Jo Thompson, Tom Stuart Smith, Tony Woods, Charlotte Rowe and Andrew Wilson. For each case study there is a detailed plan, information on the plants and materials used and a wealth of gorgeous photography by leading garden photographer Marianne Majerus.The designs are organized into five categories: Showstoppers at Home - high-design concepts that are nonetheless achievable; Family-friendly - gardens that incorporate play areas and socialising; Minimalist - spaces with larger areas of hard landscaping and bold, restrained planting; Plants First - gardens where more than half of the outdoor space is planted; and Other Spaces - roof terraces, basement areas and front gardens. This wide array of garden styles means that there is inspiration for all types of garden, and for all types of gardener.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists

Matthew Biggs
Authors:
Matthew Biggs

Botanists are the trailblazers who first discovered how plants work and collected from around the world many of the species that we find in our gardens today. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories of 35 plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present, including Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North.Arranged in chronological order, each profile covers one botanist, presenting their life story, discoveries and legacy, while special feature pages reveal their secrets, exploring the qualities that brought them success and showing what ordinary gardeners can learn from them.Illustrated with beautiful period botanical watercolours and vibrant photographs, RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists will provide inspiration and practical guidance for gardeners of all levels, from successful plant cultivation to adding interest to your garden.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs?

Guy Barter
Authors:
Guy Barter

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs assists with all of the most common problems encountered in a garden - as well as some slightly more unusual ones. The RHS's Chief Horticulturist, Guy Barter, provides expert advice, responding to the questions posed by thousands of gardeners every year.This entertaining and informative guide provides a wealth of information. Feature boxes of interesting facts enable you to really get to grips with the issue at hand.As the cause of a problem is not always apparent, the main symptom is used as the starting point in each section, enabling you to troubleshoot all your garden problems. This is not a dull reference book full of lists - it is an easy-to-read and amusing look at how we battle with nature in our gardens, showing you how to either come out top or to surrender with dignity.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening

Kay Maguire
Authors:
Kay Maguire
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family.Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Flowers The Watercolour Art Pad

Rachel Pedder-Smith
Authors:
Rachel Pedder-Smith
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces

Kay Maguire, Tony Woods
Authors:
Kay Maguire, Tony Woods

Bestselling author Kay Maguire and RHS Young Designer of the Year Tony Woods provide stylish design ideas, growing tips and advice to help readers turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a beautiful and life-affirming oasis. With 30 step-by-step projects, RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces shows the urban gardener how to transform balconies, walls, windowsills, rooftops and the smallest of yards.Discover the best planting plans for your garden, with ideas for hanging planted screens, mobile gardens, balcony rail planters and potted shelves. Learn the things you need to know to get your garden started, and how to overcome common problems, and ensure your garden, however small, is beautiful all year round.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS How to Plant a Garden

Matt James
Authors:
Matt James

Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener

Caroline Holmes
Authors:
Caroline Holmes

More and more gardeners are discovering the delight of preparing and eating fresh homegrown food. For this growing band of enthusiasts, RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener is the indispensable guide to what to grow, cook and eat. Alongside familiar herb varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new colours and tastes. Each herb has its own listing, providing accessible information on climate, size, origin, storage, preparation and cultivation. Fascinating historical facts, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as edible flowers and herbs to drink.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Urban Gardener

Matt James
Authors:
Matt James

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.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Latin for Gardeners

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Wisley Handbook: Hellebores

Flowers to brighten the dark days of winter are especially valuable in the garden and none are so welcome nor so colourful as the hellebores. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of hellebore 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.

Matt James

Matt James is a garden designer, broadcaster and senior lecturer teaching on horticulture degree programmes at the Eden Project, Cornwall, where he also manages a respected HND in Garden & Landscape Design. Channel 4's The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Matt continues to make regular appearances on television and radio, including BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. Matt's previous four books include RHS The Urban Gardener (Mitchell Beazley), and he has also written widely for many publications in garden design and gardening. Matt has won awards for his design work and continues to run a design practice based in Cornwall, working in the UK and abroad.

Simon Akeroyd

Simon Akeroyd is a garden writer with a passion for both kitchen gardening and cooking. He contributes to numerous magazines including Grow Your Own (as the Allotment Gardener) and was also a garden and food writer for the BBC. His books include Shrubs and Small Trees, Lawns and Ground Cover, the RHS Allotment Handbook and Planner, A Small Course in Veg and Fruit, RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener and Raised-Bed Gardening. He was previously a Garden Manager for the Royal Horticultural Society, and worked at both RHS Wisley and Harlow Carr.

Kay Maguire

Kay Maguire is the author of the award-winning RHS How to Grow Your Own Crops in Pots, which was published by Mitchell Beazley in 2013. She is a regular contributor to gardening magazines such as BBC Gardeners' World, The Garden and Amateur Gardening, as well as being the video producer for the RHS website. Kay trained at The Royal Botanic Garden Kew, where she gained the Kew Diploma, and was the Horticultural Editor of BBC Gardeners' World for six years. She is now a freelance writer, editor, producer and most importantly, grower.

Dr Ross Bayton

Dr Ross Bayton gained a Bachelor's degree in tropical ecology, and later a Masters and a PhD, both in taxonomy. He is the co-author of RHS Genealogy for Gardeners and RHS Gardening School (both Mitchell Beazley), and worked for three years at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

James Wong

James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster based in London. Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he pursued his key research interests of under-utilized crop species and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and southern China.He is the author of the best-selling books Grow Your Own Drugs, Homegrown Revolution and, for Mitchell Beazley, RHS Grow for Flavour (more than 64,000 copies sold) and How to Eat Better (more than 85,000 copies sold). He has presented BBC2's award-winning series Grow Your Own Drugs and co-presented, with Dr Michael Mosley, The Secrets of Your Food - a major BBC series on the science of food. He has a column in the Observer magazine.With his obsession for food almost eclipsing his love of plants, James's small London garden serves as a testing station for all manner of crops from around the world.

Holly Farrell

Holly Farrell spent two years at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture, and the RHS Certificate and Diploma (both with Commendation), and where she won the Nicholson Prize for overall contribution to RHS Garden Wisley as a trainee. After working as Head Gardener on a private estate she now combines designing and improving gardens for private clients with her developing career as a garden writer for publications such as Kitchen Garden and the RHS magazine The Garden. Holly is the author of RHS Plants from Pips, RHS Gardening for Mindfulness and Planting Plans for Your Kitchen Garden: How to Create a Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Garden in Easy Stages. She lives in Oxfordshire.