RHS How to Plant a Garden

Design tricks, ideas and planting schemes for year-round interest

Author: Matt James,The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784720593

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016 Confused 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.

RHS How to Grow Practically Everything

Gardening Projects Anyone Can Do

Author: Lia Leendertz,Zia Allaway

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405352868

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 8109

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From wildlife corners to fruit and veg, hundreds of gardening projects practically anyone can do, from the experts at the RHS. In ebook format 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 from the RHS 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 the practical, inspirational guide for every gardener.

RHS How to Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405366403

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 9625

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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.

RHS How to Garden If You're New to Gardening

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241336656

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2762

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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.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 1186

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RHS Pruning Plant by Plant

How to Prune more than 200 Popular Plants

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409375730

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 752

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Now in PDF. A plant by plant pruning guide for perfect results With pruning advice for 180 trees, shrubs and climbers plus 20 popular fruit crops, RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is the only pruning guide in this handy size to tell and show you exactly what you need to do plant by plant. The A-Z organisation helps you find the plant you're looking for fast and the simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams will encourage you to prune with confidence. RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is essential pruning advice for novices and experienced gardeners alike and its handy, compact format make it ideal for putting in your pocket when you're heading to your garden or allotment.

RHS Complete Gardener's Manual

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405390964

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 2913

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A one-stop guide to creating and caring for your garden RHS Complete Gardener's Manual covers every aspect of gardening from choosing the right tools for the job and improving soil to planning a productive kitchen garden. It combines practical advice with design inspiration and step-by-step techniques with beautiful photography to help you get the best out of your garden. Take a step towards self-sufficiency with a major section on growing your own fruit and vegetables or browse through the eye-catching catalogue of plants to see what you should be planting for every season and site. Plus, dedicated chapters focus on key gardening topics such as pruning, propagation and problem-solving. RHS Complete Gardener's Manual is a great reference guide and a one-stop manual for both new and experienced gardeners alike.

RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405372540

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6625

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The essential guide to growing plants in small spaces, indoors and out Dress up your patio with flowers, create your own vegetable patch on a balcony or bring impact and style to your conservatory with RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots. Packed with exciting ideas for design and practical growing tips, plants have been organised by growing conditions and key qualities to direct you to just what you need. Troubleshoot any problems that you may encounter using the handy help section and find solutions for common plant diseases and pests to keep your pots looking perfect. No matter how large or small your space, RHS How to Grow Plants in Pots will give you all the information you need to create your own Garden of Eden.

How to Grow Practically Everything

Author: Zia Allaway,Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465408594

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 695

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Provides step-by-step instructions on how to grow almost anything, from planting herbs in pots to sowing a vegetable garden to feeding the family to creating a beautiful terraced flower garden.

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405346280

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

View: 306

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Learn to plan, build and plant your perfect garden with the experts at the RHS From how to draw a layout to explaining the best places to use lighting effects, discover how to create the garden you’ve always wanted with the RHS. Guiding you through the whole creative and gardening process, learn to visualise your ideas, choose a style, develop plans, plot, build, landscape, select the right plants, and apply the finishing touches to make your garden the ideal reflection of your tastes and creativity. A look at ‘inspirational gardens’ will give you lots of ideas for things to create. Whether you want to plan a major project or focus on a particular area, this is the complete guide: don’t design without it.

RHS Pruning & Training

Revised New Edition; Over 800 Plants; What, When, and How to Prune

Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241308518

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 2103

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Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8370

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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

RHS I Can Grow A Sunflower

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241349230

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

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A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to grow their own sunflowers. Includes sunflower seeds, a sunflower height chart, and exciting flaps. RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower is a friendly approach to plant science and a great gift for little gardeners. Sixteen bright board ebook pages reveal the life cycle of a sunflower, and the excitement of growing a plant from seed. Little children follow the journey of a mystery seed, learning how to plant it, and what it needs to grow. Could it magically become the tallest of all the garden flowers? RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes facts about garden creatures, from the helpful ladybird to busy worms, and the visiting bees and butterflies who spread pollen. Children will enjoy read-aloud text, easy-to-follow pictures that show the life cycle of a sunflower - underground, above ground, and through the year - and flaps that show plants growing and creatures hiding. RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes a packet of sunflower seeds and a height chart that reinforces how tall a sunflower grows, making this the perfect book for getting young gardeners hands-on for the very first time. "This is a wonderful first gardening book for young children that perfectly captures the magic of growing a beautiful plant from a tiny seed." - Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Planning, building and planting your perfect outdoor space

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241322812

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 6291

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Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts. Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is with you every step of the way. Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space. Previous edition ISBN 9781409325741

Nature's Gardener

How to Garden in the 21st Century

Author: Matthew Wilson

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845336523

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3332

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RHS Nature's Gardener is a new edition for 2011 considers how we should garden today and what the garden means in a changing climate with the most up-to-date information available. Thematic chapters identify the benefits and potential of your site, look at the importance of managing your soil, and show why sustainability is important in the garden. You learn why gardening with wildlife in mind is beneficial for both your garden and biodiversity, looking at plant choice and the horticulture for the world of plants at your disposal (including sections on grass, gardening with little or no water, gardening in shady conditions, gardening in boggy areas or near water), the structural design of your garden and planting design. A useful year-round new gardening chart, comprehensive glossary and index add depth to this new volume.

RHS Gardening Step by Step

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405364114

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 773

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Simple steps to growing, planting and reaping rewards from your garden, from the experts at the RHS Transform your garden with inspiring projects taken from the bestselling RHS Simple Steps to Success series. Follow practical tips, checklists, charts and step-by-steps which are easy to do and simple to follow to keep your garden gorgeous all year round. Discover how to plant a small garden, from using colour to container ideas. Learn to grow vegetables in your small garden with tips on choosing a site and delicious planting recipes. There is advice on creating an easy-care garden from formal designs to planting ideas. Plus, get the low-down on easy pruning and find out how to encourage flowering and keep your clematis properly cut back. Get results, whether you're a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice.

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

Author: Chris Baines

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237919

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 7005

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Wildlife is a more significant and mainstream issue for gardeners than when this best-selling book was published in 1985 as How to Make a Wildlife Garden. Fully revised, updated and freshly illustrated, this new edition brings RHS research and best practice to a multitude of controversial areas: from the use of pesticides to bird boxes, bird tables and planting for birds; whether tidiness in the garden is a good thing for wildlife; the planting of native species over introduced ones; the idea of habitat creation to preserve diversity; how to attract and sustain butterflies; pollinating insects and the crash in bee populations and how gardeners are involved. Wildlife forms an increasingly important part of a gardener's responsibility and that responsibility become integral to their decision-making processes. Future gardeners can use this volume to be better informed guardians of the planet's resources. Chris Baines is the UK's foremost wildlife gardening expert and Vice President of the Wildlife Trusts.

RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725064

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1632

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'Clever... valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science - and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener. Contents Includes... The Plant kingdom Growth, Form and Function Inner Workings Reproduction The Beginning of Life External Factors Pruning Botany and the Senses Pest, Diseases and Disorders Botanists and Botanical Illustration ... And Much More!

RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening

Easy-grow Ideas for Balconies, Window Boxes & Other Outdoor Areas

Author: Kay Maguire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784724904

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 3510

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Make the most of your balconies and windowsills with this handy gardening guide from the author of the award-winning RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots. RHS Little Book of Small-space Gardening is packed with practical information and inspirational ideas for anyone who wants to grow plants in a variety of outside spaces, from balconies to stairways, windowsills to doorsteps. Look inside to discover a host of creative step-by-step projects, such as speedy salads, wildlife pots, fragrant baskets and green garden walls. Handy plant profiles tell you what's best to grow in a variety of conditions, such as wind, shade and drought. Whether you choose to start with a simple pot or tackle a more ambitious project, with this beautifully illustrated book you'll soon see how even the smallest spaces can be amazing growing spaces.