Spring is the perfect season to start gardening and if are looking for some inspiration then we have the perfect selection of books for you. With top tips from world-renowned horticulturalists, all of our gardening books are designed to inspire and educate and will help you live out your wildest gardening dreams.
In this practical, beautifully illustrated guide horticulturalist and Gardener's World presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a beautiful garden that will attract bees and birds as well as a throng of unsung garden heroes. Whether you have a small balcony or a large open space, discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems back into your garden - along with a host of new visitors
The Gardener's Atlas probes into the past histories of many of the world's most popular cultivated plants. There are insights into how plants that are now simply decorative were once used for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, for food or ritual and into how they earned their common or Latin names. Author Dr John Grimshaw adds his own enthusiasm and personal plant hunting experience to bring his deeply authoritative text to life and creates the perfect volume for active gardeners, plant enthusiasts and amateur horticulturalists.
The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.
You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table.
The most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive.
We all aspire to a beautiful garden that suits our lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, Weekend Gardening shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to your dreams with just a few hours of work a week.
Offering stunning photographs and an engaging, informative text, this authoritative gardening reference for beginning and experienced gardeners alike provides readers with the tools they need to design an innovative, liveable garden to suit any landscape.
Accompanying a BBC Television series, this book aims to show how to design a garden according to lifestyle, budget and the type of garden, whether it be a tiny square, a roof or a balcony. It discusses drawing plans, highlighting features and choosing plants.
For the gardening enthusiast dying to replicate the stunning gardens pictured in magazines and other people's backyards, this practical guide makes it oh-so-simple and fun. With ten model gardens to choose from, this beautifully illustrated guide demystifies the process of garden design, helping any first-time gardener sketch a plan, select plants, lighting, and accessories-and design a garden with its own unique creative stamp.
Packed with practical information, the book provides suggestions for new bulb varieties to try, tips on cultivation, and good excuses not to mow the lawn by naturalizing your daffodils in long grass. Cultivate your garden like a professional.
This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 160 inspirational photographs. Everything you need to know at a glance in one handy and beautifully illustrated practical guide. It offers advice on buying and planting, plus ideas for creating 'natural' designs using beds, borders and containers.
A reference book that lists and describes over 750 bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes. Organized season-by-season, there is much information including recommended species and varieties and essential care and cultivation advice.