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Category: GARDENING

GARDENING

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  • Published annually in spring The Yellow Book 2015 lists nearly 4000 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment.

    Fully updated and supported by an online database The Yellow Book 2015 is now easier to use than ever. Look out for sensory gardens those offering accommodation and delicious treats and learn how to create your own patch.
    Find a garden to visit near you and support the NGS’s vital charity work.

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  • This is a classic work by a gardener who combines a passionate love of his subject with a critical intelligence and a good helping of wit. THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is packed with the sort of information keen gardeners crave – from planting, weeding and the pleasures of propagation to annuals, water lilies and vegetables. Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published, THE WELL-TEMPERED GARDEN is as fresh, enlightening and necessary for gardeners in the 21st century as it was when it first appeared more than 40 years ago.

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  • The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. There are always more beautiful gardens to discover, so here’s to an exciting year ahead!

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  • Want to bring out the best in plants and revitalise your home by filling it with the right plants for the right places?

    Tired of uninspiring rows of plastic potted houseplants next to forced bouquets struggling to breathe?

    How Not To Kill Your Plants is a modern and accessible growers bible that will help you see plants in a different way.

    Whether you’re green fingered or not this book will enable you to understand a plant’s needs in order to know where to place and how to style them, but most importantly how to care for them. Bathrooms can become fern filled rainforests while sitting rooms are your own Amazonian jungle. Open your eyes to growing and styling possibilities in every room with the ultimate resource for greening up your gaff.

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  • Growing your own organic vegetables will give you fresher, tastier and more nutritious produce, while doing away with food miles, fossil fuel consumption and unnecessary packaging.

    This new and updated edition provides detailed information on how to make best use of whatever sized vegetable garden you have. It describes the principles of design and rotation, as well as suggestions for catch cropping, intercropping and succession planting in order to obtain two crops a year. The book also addresses climate change, explaining how gardeners will need to be more flexible, such as growing different crops at short notice and changing the way they grow traditional crops. In addition, it examines how different soil management techniques can be applied in response to hotter, cooler, wetter or drier weather

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  • Published annually in spring and previously known as The Yellow Book, NGS Gardens to Visit 2017 lists nearly 4,000 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment.

    Fully updated and supported by an online database, NGS Gardens to Visit 2017 is now easier to use than ever. Look out for sensory gardens, those offering accommodation and delicious treats, and learn how to create your own patch.

    Find a garden to visit near you and support the NGS’s vital charity work.

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  • Published annually in spring and previously known as The Yellow Book, NGS Gardens to Visit 2016 lists nearly 4,000 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment.

    Fully updated and supported by an online database, NGS Gardens to Visit 2016 is now easier to use than ever. Look out for sensory gardens, those offering accommodation and delicious treats, and learn how to create your own patch.

    Find a garden to visit near you and support the NGS’s vital charity work.

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  • For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this – and more because it will also help you create an ecologically sound bee-friendly garden showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again both for sustenance and to aid pollination.

    It contains a wide range of practical beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes including:
    – Traditional mixed cottage and colour themed borders
    – ‘Designer’ and ‘natural’ borders – Borders for acid and alkaline soils
    – Ideas for container planting This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.

    Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Assessing the Conditions in Your Garden; 2. Designing with Plants; 3. Bee Specifics; 4. The Plans; And Finally; Appendices; Further Reading; Useful Addresses and Wesbites; Index of Illustrated Plants; List of Common Names of Plants and their Latin Equivalents; Index of Plants; Index.

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  • This is a herb book with a difference. It shows you how to grow and use your own fresh home-grown kitchen herbs throughout the gardening year. In a really user-friendly format it follows the changing seasons to provide guidance inspiration and practical advice on cultivating a kitchen herb garden in whatever space you have available.

    * Includes detailed information on how to plan plant grow and maintain your herbs so that your herb garden is always productive.

    * Information on their traditional use is accompanied by advice on cooking them and on their health benefits.

    * Included in each of the seasonal chapters is a featured Herb of the Month which includes extended and fascinating information – and some delicious recipes.

    * Offers you an A-Z Gazetteer of the most popular herbs to use in the kitchen so you can decide which ones to buy as well as which ones to grow.

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  • How to cultivate a lot of home-grown vegetables from the smallest possible space. When space is at a premium growing decent food to eat might seem an impossible task. Patio Produce is about just that; growing delicious wholesome fruit and vegetables in the smallest spaces. It shows you how to make the most of pots and planters; how to create decorative but edible displays; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something special to eat. If you have a balcony on a high rise a roof garden or a patio you can immeasurably enhance your quality of life maintain your health and enjoy some amazing meals from the freshest and richest ingredients. Patio Produce goes from plant pot to plate. Think quality freshness flavour and put these thoughts into your ever greening fingers. Inside there are detailed step-by-step instructions how to grow on the patio – not just for novelty’s sake but for flavour and an enhanced eating experience. You might not have all the space in the world but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. To know you have grown nurtured harvested and cooked to perfection your own vegetables and fruit will make this book into an old friend.

    Contents: Preface; Chapter 1: The Environment of the Patio; Chapter 2: Planning for Crops All the Year Round; Chapter 3: Plants Grow Differently in Pots; Chapter 4: The Patio Gardener’s Year; Chapter 5; How to Grow Vegetables on the Patio; Chapter 6: How to Grow Fruit on the Patio; Chapter 7: How to Grow Herbs on the Patio; Chapter 8: Varieties of Fruit and Vegetables; Index

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  • Bees play a vital and irreplaceable role in pollinating our flowers fruits and vegetables. The more bees in your garden the healthier more productive and more pleasant a place it will be. Yet bees are declining rapidly and many people even if they do not wish to keep bees themselves are asking what can be done on an individual basis to help the bee.

    This book is a response to that request. It will demonstrate in one accessible volume how each of us can play our part in providing a bee-friendly environment no matter how much gardening space and/or time we may have.

    It includes:
    * How bees forage what bees you can expect to find in your garden and what plants are best for them.
    * Why honey bees are so important; what they need to thrive and how they detect and access those requirements; and what varieties of plants are best suited to provide those needs.
    * How the gardener can offer and maintain a bee-friendly garden followed by a season-by-season account of what beefriendly plants are in flower and when and what jobs the gardener can be doing during these times to help bees thrive.
    * A gazetteer of selected bee-friendly plants arranged by type of plant in seasonal sub-sections.
    * Illustrative practical planting plans including a culinary herb garden a potager a wild flower garden and a 3 seasons traditional border.

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  • Published annually in February by The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) The Yellow Book has detailed listings of thousands of gardens open for visiting and is packed with photographs of gardens and informed comment.

    The so-called ‘bible’ of garden visiting and the key to secret gardens of England and Wales The Yellow Book 2013 is your essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the NGS.

    With a new look for 2013 and full colour throughout finding a garden to visit near you has never been easier. Look out for water gardens sensory gardens gardens offering accommodation and learn how to create your own patch.

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  • This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to use your own herbs to make inexpensive wellbeing and domestic products from your own garden without the need for costly commercial preparations and with an eye to the more natural cultivation of useful herbs in harmony with nature and in tune with our environment.

    It offers to the budding herb grower and experienced gardener alike a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable projects on:

    ·Cultivating and using herbs for your health first-aid wellbeing and beauty
    ·Growing and using herbs to enhance your surroundings and living spaces
    ·How to grow harvest dry and look after your herbs
    ·The best designs for your herb garden space
    ·Comprehensive A to Z of first-aid cosmetic and household herbs

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  • How many times when we are visiting gardens or thumbing through a glossy magazine do we look at our own garden with mixed feelings of disappointment and despair and exclaim ‘Why can`t my garden look like that?.

    The simple answer is `it can`.

    This book demonstrates just how easy it is to make adjustments to what is already there to make your garden stunning whatever its size. Whether it’s an issue with design plant selection or pruning – or even lack of time – simple solutions are described in clear jargon-free language that will appeal both to the complete novice and those with more experience.

    Written in an informal easy-to-read style this book will enable everyone to have a garden they can be proud of.

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  • THIS OTHER EDEN is a captivating narrative of seven great gardens beautiful canvases that represent not just pleasure grounds but a country’s evolution. Showpieces of grand design they are also barometers of social change; lasting reflections of intellectual endeavour of religion and philosophy science and technology art and literature. From Robert Cecil’s garden at Hatfield House conceived by the famous botanist and plant-collector John Tradescant who travelled widely to seek out unusual specimens to Capability Brown who ‘improved’ upon nature to create the archetypal English parkland; from Joseph Paxton whose engineering feats at Chatsworth mirrored the great Victorian age of technology to Getrude Jekyll who turned back to nature and designed the English cottage garden renowned the world over this beautifully illustrated book will join the ranks of other bestselling cultural histories of the garden such as Anna Pavord’s THE TULIP and Simon Schama’s THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES.>

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  • We give visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raise impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

    Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, visitors and volunteers, we’ve donated 55 million to nursing and health charities, and made a record annual donation of 3.1 million in 2018.

    There are always more beautiful gardens to discover, so here’s to an exciting year ahead!

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  • Uncovering the best of new opportunities for sustain able, healthy and imaginative design Finding ideal locations, and considering soil, solar, wind, and water aspects Assessing the potential of an existing apartment or house Drawing up eco-friendly plans and working out options for sustainability, self-sufficiency, and autonomy Choosing natural materials for walls, floors, roofs, doors and windows Maximising small spaces Embracing the needs of your spirit and sense of place

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  • Harness the healing power of the plants that grow all around you with this handy guide. Featuring clear, practical advice on identifying, preparing and storing healing plants, Wild Drugs also features a directory of home remedies to treat over 100 common ailments: from asthma to insomnia. The guide also includes advice on how to create your own first aid kit with a list of the best healing plants, their properties and preparations

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  • To make the most of a small garden it is essential to have a really successful, well thought out design. Careful forward planning and organisation are essential if the various elements of the garden are not only to be fitted into the available space but are to be arranged in a way that prevents them from appearing cramped and impractical. Here are 20 imaginative designs to suit every taste and lifestyle – from a container garden to the latest in gravel gardens – all are guaranteed to transform even the most unpromising plot

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  • The hardback version of Garden Colour sold 20,000 copies worldwide; Is your garden dull and boring? Create a beautiful outdoor space, with stunning displays of colour, using this practical, how-to book.; Explains how to mix and match exciting colour combinations to achieve stunning results with a few simple techniques.; Easy-to-use, colour-by-colour plant directory helps you create an original outdoor space with minimum time and effort.; Check lists, colour charts and planting plans help you design a garden that works efficiently and looks beautiful all year round

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