Provides advice on garden planning, cultivation, and gardening techniques.
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.
Fully revised and updated edition of the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening advice, from the experts at the RHS Marking 20 years since first publication, the updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening is the classic reference for keen gardeners. Packed with unrivalled gardening advice you'll find guidance and step-by-steps on everything from pruning to propagation. Plus new topics reflect current trends including how to grow fruit and vegetables in containers and green roofs. Whatever your level of skill in the great outdoors, expert tips and guidance from editor Christopher Brickell and a team of specialist contributors, the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening will help you create and keep your garden perfect all year round.
Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener�s bookshelf.
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
Drawing on the expertise of 50 gardeners, this encyclopedia aims to be a definitive guide to gardening, with advice on all aspects. Over 3000 photos with step-by-step sequences support the text. This revision features a new chapter on container gardening and sections on contemporary techniques.
Endorsed by RHS experts, this comprehensive A-Z plant encyclopaedia lists over 15,000 plants and is illustrated throughout. Intended for both the gardening expert and the budding amateur, it tells you everything you need to know about garden plants.
A comprehensive guide to North American horticulture encompasses more than eight thousand plant references, 4,250 full-color captioned photographs, and useful advice on topics ranging from plant identification and selection to cultivation and pest control. 35,000 first printing.
This step-by-step guide to essential Royal Horticultural Society gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading RHS specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority. Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
The definitive practical guide to gardening techniques, planning, and maintenance--Cover.
Revised and updated, this guide provides gardeners with information and photos of 8,000 different plants, from shrubs and trees to perennials, annuals, biennials and bulbs and cacti, cataloged and organized by color, growing season and size.
Shares expert coverage of the latest approaches to gardening, design essentials, and tools and materials, providing a glossary of plants while demonstrating step-by-step techniques that reflect popular contemporary trends.
Four thousand species and varieties of plants--their flower and leaf shape, growing requirements, zone ranges, seasons, and more--enrich this essential gardening source
A practical guide to planning, developing and nurturing a garden, from the experts at the RHSAn expert guide to growing your dream garden. Choose the plants you want for your garden, without knowing their botanical names, with over 8,000 easy-to-find entries and thousands of photographs you’ll have all the guidance you need. Draw on authoritative, expert advice from Britain’s leading horticulturists on cultivation and beating pests and diseases. Plus, create outstanding displays with a special section on how to use colour and in-depth features on the most popular plants such as lilies and hostas.A must-have for any gardener.“. . . you can’t do without it. As a reference book it is unsurpassed.” Guardian
The ultimate gardening reference- two volumes covering everything you need to know to keep your garden flourishing, from the experts at the RHS. Choose the plants you want for your garden and learn to position and care for them properly with the new edition of this perennial favourite. Detailed profiles of 15,500 garden plants- from new and exotic varieties to garden favourites, provide all the guidance you need. Draw on authoritative, expert advice from Britain's leading horticulturists on cultivation, beating pests and diseases and creating outstanding displays. Includes a special section on how to use colour and in-depth features on the most popular plants such as lilies and hostas.
Covering all recognized conifer cultivars and species, both hardy and tropical, the two volumes of this extensive and lavishly illustrated book feature names, synonyms, and brief descriptions—as well as information about height and spread after 10 years, where known—for more than 8,000 cultivars and all of the world’s 615 conifer species, plus their subspecies and varieties. The descriptive text is complemented by thousands of color photographs taken specifically for this encyclopedia. The species descriptions follow the most recent botanical classification, with reference to the Royal Horticultural Society International Conifer Register and Checklist, including as-of-yet unpublished data.
This revised edition features 250 additional species, including recent cultivars and existing material on such plants as lilies, camellias, pinks, and bulbs.
Describes the characteristics, cultivation, landscape use, and propagation of hundreds of species of perennials.