The ultimate plant guide, now fully up-to-date and revisedWhether you want to cultivate the classic English rose or grow a crop of climbing French beans, choose plants with confidence with the RHS Good Plant Guide. Recommends over 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, bedding plants, fruits and vegetables for every garden situation and with more than 1,500 colourful photos and illustrations - all readily available from nurseries and garden centres - this will ensure your garden flourishes all year round.Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy good plants all year round
This pocket-sized plant guide lists over 3000 plants that have received the Society's Award of Garden Merit, given only to outstanding plants that are deemed to be excellent for garden use, that are easy to grow, reliably healthy and with outstanding ornamental or productive qualities. There is a quick reference listing which recommends a range of plants for every situation: plants for problem sites, quick container solutions, the best in summer bedding and high performance fruit and vegetable varieties.
The ultimate plant guide, updated to include current RHS Awards of Garden Merit so you know which plants are RHS recommendedWhether you want to cultivate the classic English rose or grow a crop of climbing French beans, choose plants with confidence with the RHS Good Plant Guide. This book recommends over 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, bedding plants, fruits and vegetables for every garden situation -all readily available from nurseries and garden centres- and with more than 1,500 photos and illustrations, it will ensure your garden flourishes all year round.Whether you are a green fingered guru or just starting out, enjoy good plants throughout the year with the RHS Good Plant Guide, now in paperback (previous ISBN 9781405362986).
It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design principles and learn how to care for your houseplants and keep them healthy. The RHS Practical Houseplant Book contains a dozen stunning step-by-step projects to help you assemble an eye-catching terrarium, create a floating kokedama 'string garden', or propagate succulents for your friends. Complete with 200 in-depth plant profiles, this is the essential practical guide for indoor gardeners.
The ultimate guide to the best fruits and vegetables, with tips on how to grow them From runner beans to gooseberries, the experts at the RHS have selected the cream of each crop in the RHS Good Fruit and Veg Guide. Packed with 125 full-colour illustrated profiles and quick reference recommendationsto make choosing easy. Plus, get practical advice on key aspects of cultivation, such as sowing and harvesting and troubleshooting pests and diseases. With clear, easy-to-follow advice on the basic principles of growing fruits and vegetables, you can now plan your plot and choose the right seed or plants for your garden. Essential cultivation advice for grow-your-own beginners and experienced gardeners.
Pruning Plant By Plant is a pruning visual guide in a handy format that covers all of the most popular plants. There is clear text and an artwork for every plant that explains the reasons for pruning and the correct timing, and shows exactly where and how to cut. Formative, remedial, and regular pruning advice tells you how to look after your plants from their first year through to maturity. Detailed artwork and clear photographs show you exactly where to cut, giving gardeners of all abilities the confidence to prune with precision.
From trees and shrubs to culinary herbs, this unequalled practical guide from the RHS offers invaluable advice on the successful propagation of all garden plants. Detailed A-Z listings on over 1,500 plants, together with specially commissioned photographs and colour illustrations show you every technique you will need. With unique tips from expert propagators, as well as general methodology, this book is a must-have for amateur and professional gardeners alike.
Now available in PDF RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants. Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting "recipes". Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps transform your garden into your own Eden. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensible guide to perfect planting.
The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters. You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by: GROWING CONDITIONS Plants that will grow in: Shallow soils over chalk Acid soils Heavy clay soils Polluted atmosphere Windswept, seaside sites Dry soils in hot, sunny sites Damp and wet soils Dry shade Dense shade PURPOSE Plants that can be used for: Ground-cover Climbers Hedges Fillers for crevices in paving Growing in containers (trees, shrubs and climbers) APPEARANCE Plants with: Variegated leaves Gray, blue-gray or silver leaves Red, purple or bronze leaves Yellow or yellow-green leaves Decorative, green foliage Colourful autumn foliage Aromatic leaves Ornamental fruit Ornamental bark and twigs Flowers suitable for cutting and drying Fragrant flowers Winter flowers Green flowers 'Black' plants A long, continuous flowering period Each plant is illustrated with a full color photograph and accompanied by a detailed description of its size, flowering season, needs and care. Right Plant, Right Place compresses a shelf full of reference books and a pile of seed catalogs into a single comprehensive guide to plant selection.
How to have a beautiful garden from January to December, now fully up-to-date and revisedPick this pocket-sized favourite from the experts at the RHS, and find out what to do when, to ensure your plants are well cared for and your garden blooms all year round. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do when, but shows you how to do it. Follow over 1,300 seasonal tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, including star plants from January to December, and tips on organisation. Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy 12 months of successful gardening.
The ultimate list of readily available plants for every site and situation, now fully up-to-date and revised From damp shady spots to choosing the best climbers for pergolas, rely on the expertise and authority of the RHS to help you choose the plants that are ideal for your garden. Whether you want to attract wildlife or perfume your scented garden, quick-reference lists show you the best plants for every site and situation. With photographs and growing information for over 1,000 tried and tested plants, this is the perfect guide for trips to the garden centre and nursery.
RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
Revised and updated compact guide to keeping your garden looking good the whole year round with plants for every season. RHS What Plant When will help you to be the envy of your neighbours with a garden in bloom through every season. With colour photographs and at-a-glance information for over 1,000 plants, the experts at the RHS give you the best plants for each month from bright spring bulbs to luscious evergreens in a handy pocket-sized format. Choose from over 1,000 fully illustrated plants, divided into six seasonal sections and grouped according to colour for at-a-glance accessibility. With colour photographs and in-depth information plus advice on the latest trends, you'll know the best plants for each month with this handy pocket-sized guide.
Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.
This highly illustrated survey of the genus includes species and hybrids, and extensive information on cultivation and propagation.
Most of us think of plants as belonging to one big family, but they don't. There are actually hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have grouped together using what they know of their family histories and genealogy, to bring some sense and order to more than quarter of million different plant species. Using this knowledge, we can teach ourselves to see similarities of characteristics between plants and get a pretty good idea of which family they belong to. GENEALOGY FOR GARDERNERS presents the enormous diversity shown by the many families of plants in a way that is easy to understand, whether one's interest lies in natural history or with horticulture. The superb illustrations make it exceptionally attractive and accessible book. Information boxes on most pages highlight interesting facts, unexpected relationships, botanical curiosities, and notable members of plant family groups. Readers can make sense of the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom, by piecing together family likenesses and genealogical connections.
This visionary planting guide features an A-Z of more than 1,000 great garden plants. Each plant is photographed in glorious partnership with one, two or three ideal companions, creating more than 4,000 of the most imaginative and visually effective combinations possible. With a practical introduction, analyses of what makes a successful combination, the author goes on to show how to recreate combinations shown and invent new combinations. With chapters on bulbs, climbers, perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, and annuals, this book has become the essential reference book for all those who wish to combine plants according to colour, shape, texture, and form in every corner of their gardens.
Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how botanical Latin can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Jospeh Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials.
Learn about the lives of unusual flora with Plants Bite Back, this Level 3 DK Reader, now in ebook format. Help your child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading whilst learning about the fascinating plants from around the world that survive by attacking. The highly pictorial stories have lively illustrations and a rich vocabulary with challenging sentence structure - ideal for children who are just beginning to read alone. Plants Bite Back is perfect for reading aloud and you'll both love the playful images.