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Whatever the season, this guide to gardening all year round features specific monthly tasks for various parts of the garden, expert plant advice, tips on organisation and over 1,000 photographs. It tells you what to do when, and also shows you how to do it.
The next book in the highly successful Kinfolk series, The Kinfolk Garden invites readers inside 30 spaces that blur the lines between indoors and out, from jungle-like rooftops to sprawling backyards.
Discusses various aspects of organic gardening. This book reveals the secrets of growing abundant flowers and vegetables, plants and produce while respecting the needs of the environment.
A course book of 18 lessons by Charles Dowding, teaching both theory and practice of no dig gardening.
Fans of Piet Oudolf will revel in this updated edition of the book that helped launch his career.
Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette's proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches. Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.
Organised by season and featuring common easy-to-grow varietals, the book also includes 12 stunning DIY arrangement projects.
This book tells you everything you need to know to create your own forest garden with beautiful illustrations and helpful tips throughout.
Are you excited about permaculture but unclear how to put it into practice for yourself? Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide is just what you need! In this unique, full colour guide, experienced permaculture teacher Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams. Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. Linking theory to practice, Aranya places the ethics, principles, philosophies, tools and techniques directly into the context of the process itself. This guide covers: Systems and patterns, Working as part of a design team, Land and non-land based design, Design frameworks, Site surveying and map making, Interviewing clients, Working with large client groups, Identifying functions, Choosing systems and elements, Placement and integration, Creating a design proposal, Project management, Presenting your ideas to clients, and much more. While written for anyone with a basic grasp of permaculture, this book also has plenty to offer the more experienced designer.
A great source of reference for the natural gardener - classifies 1200 plants according to their behaviour, strengths and uses.
Enjoy an abundance of vegetables at the darkest time of year by following the steps in this lovely book.
2022 Calendar, giving the best dates for sowing vegetables in a medium climate (roughly Zones 5-9) and advice about no dig, illustrated with monthly photos from Charles Dowding's famous garden.
The book uses the seasonal checklists, advice and hard-won experience of the UK' s best-known no-dig gardener to plan a year' s veg growing.
Charles shares his organic, no-dig approach to soil and plants and the techniques that enable him to grow healthy, vibrant crops, with the sustainability in mind.
This eagerly anticipated new book from the pioneer of ecological planting demonstrates how Piet Oudolf builds his signature planting style.
This design-forward guide teaches gardeners how to blend the best aspects of two important styles: the traditional cottage garden and the New Perennial movement.
In The Flower Hunter, Lucy Hunter takes us on an inspirational journey through a year in her garden and artist's studio set among the mountains of North Wales.
With inspiration for seasoned plant lovers, and guidance for beginners, this is the total package on the topic of living with plants.
Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter's inspirational ideas.
From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer describing her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century.With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners. Often funny and completely accessibly written with colour and originality, it also describes details of the trials and tribulations of crafting a place of beauty and elegance.Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this marvellous book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners everywhere can use some of the ideas from both Sarah Raven and Vita Sackville-West.
Piet Oudolf is renowned for his exceptional use of perennials and grasses. His deep knowledge of plants and how to combine them is brilliantly displayed in the gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. In this book Kew-trained Rory Dusoir analyses the plant choices, planting plans and horticultural techniques that make this garden so engaging.
A beautiful and practical book on choosing and caring for over 100 house plants, as well as inspiring plant styling advice
Learn to plan, build and plant your perfect garden with the experts at the RHSFrom 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.
Know, grow, and create beautiful bonsai - now available in PDFStep-By-Step Bonsai is the ultimate introduction to bonsai trees, with illustrated step-by-step projects to make bonsai for beginners simple and achievable. With an A-Z directory of bonsai tree care, you'll learn the key techniques needed to create your own beautiful miniature landscapes. Author and internationally renowned bonsai artist Peter Warren has taught and worked all over the world and brings you the best of Japanese bonsai. His expertise will introduce you to the tools you'll need, tips for bonsai tree care, styling ideas and how to get the best from your bonsai plants. A complete 'how to' on planting, propagation, pruning and training techniques, plant care, and siting. Bonsai trees will bring serenity to your garden and make your landscape truly unique, even in an urban setting. With traditional techniques, display ideas and 20 contemporary projects for your miniature trees, Step-By-Step Bonsai uses photographic guides to make growing bonsai easy and approachable.