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Your Garden in War-Time



CH Middleton


Aurum 2010
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Gardening for Seniors


With Ease and Safety in Later Years

Patty Cassidy


Hermes House 2011
Hardback Illustrated
 

Many keen gardeners look forward to the time retirement will give them to indulge their passion. This comprehensive and well- illustrated guide is desMany keen gardeners look forward to the time retirement will give them to indulge their passion. This comprehensive and well- illustrated guide is designed to help older gardeners plan and maintain a successful garden in as efficient and undemanding way as possible. As well as a plant directory and tips on cultivation, there is advice on health, safety and mobility, and information about equipment that can help remove the need for brute force or over- stretching. ...more
 

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Gardens in History


A Political Perspective

Louise Wickham


Windgather 2012
Paperback Illustrated
 

For millennia, elaborate formal gardens have been an expression of power and prestige. This original and thought-provoking book takes a new approach bFor millennia, elaborate formal gardens have been an expression of power and prestige. This original and thought-provoking book takes a new approach by looking through a political lens at the reasons why they were created. Extensively illustrated with modern colour photographs and historic images, it analyses the ideologies expressed in specific gardens throughout history, from Hadrian's villa at Tivoli to the public parks of socialist town planners; and across the globe, from the Taj Mahal to Versailles. ...more
 

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'A Veritable Eden'


The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History

Ann Brook


Windgather 2011
Paperback Illustrated
 

Founded in 1827, the Manchester Botanical Society aimed to provide its members with the opportunity to study horticulture in an ambience 'not unlike aFounded in 1827, the Manchester Botanical Society aimed to provide its members with the opportunity to study horticulture in an ambience 'not unlike a fashionable resort'. Today, all that remains of its Garden in Old Trafford are the entrance gates and a street name. Illustrated with contemporary engravings, postcards and maps, this book charts the Garden's history, its brilliant heyday, its recurrent financial crises, and its final sad decline as a doomed amusement park. ...more
 

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Carol Klein's Favourite Plants


Choosing and Growing Plants by Character

Erica Hunningher; Photo. Jonathan Buckley

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Mitchell Beazley 2012
Hardback Illustrated
 

While paying attention to a plant's suitability for different conditions, its hardiness, seasonal interest and colour, this gardener's guide introduceWhile paying attention to a plant's suitability for different conditions, its hardiness, seasonal interest and colour, this gardener's guide introduces a new means of categorization: plant personality. Selecting her own personal favourites, Gardener's World presenter Carol Klein argues that designating plants as 'bread-and-butter' stalwarts, fleeting 'shooting stars' or attention- grabbing 'drama queens' is an entertaining way of appreciating them and a useful way or rating their contribution to a planting scheme. ...more
 

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The Picturesque Garden in Europe



John Dixon Hunt


Thames & Hudson 2003
Paperback Illustrated
 

The 18th century saw the formal geometry of the Renaissance garden give way to naturalistic vistas of rolling meadows punctuated by stands of trees, lThe 18th century saw the formal geometry of the Renaissance garden give way to naturalistic vistas of rolling meadows punctuated by stands of trees, lakes and romantic 'ruins'. England led the way and Europe - from France to Russia - followed. This authoritative survey charts the development of the style and the contributions of professionals and amateurs alike. With almost 200 illustrations including modern colour photographs and historic paintings, maps and plans, it examines such influential gardens as Kew, Stourhead and Rousham. ...more
 

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The Royal Horticultural Society Fruit and Veg Notebook



Royal Horticultural Society


Frances Lincoln 2007
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Brenda Colvin


A Career in Landscape

Trish Gibson


Frances Lincoln 2011
Hardback Illustrated
 

Brenda Colvin established her landscape architecture business in 1922 and during a career that stretched into the 1970s was a profound influence on deBrenda Colvin established her landscape architecture business in 1922 and during a career that stretched into the 1970s was a profound influence on developments in the field. An early advocate of ecological soundness, she was interested in wider landscapes around the built environment and designed influential schemes for power stations, reservoirs, industrial sites and, notably, the University of East Anglia. This illustrated biography is the first full account of her life and work to be published. ...more
 

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The Royal Horticultural Society Summer Plant Combinations


More than 300 Inspirational Schemes

Tony Lord; Andrew Lawson


Mitchell Beazley 2010
Paperback Illustrated
 

Summer is a time of exuberant colour in the garden - but how do you achieve the best effect? Illustrated with hundreds of inspirational colour photogrSummer is a time of exuberant colour in the garden - but how do you achieve the best effect? Illustrated with hundreds of inspirational colour photographs, this definitive planting guide to 300 summer plants in over 2000 combinations. A practical introduction on the art of combining plants is followed by chapters on the care of small trees and shrubs, climbers, roses, perennials, bulbs and annuals. Clear symbols indicate each plant's needs for water, sun or shade. ...more
 

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Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control


Bob's Basics

Bob Flowerdew


Kyle Cathie 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

In this pocket guide, Gardener's Question Time expert, Bob Flowerdew sets out his methods for controlling pests and diseases without resorting to chemIn this pocket guide, Gardener's Question Time expert, Bob Flowerdew sets out his methods for controlling pests and diseases without resorting to chemical poisons. Employing such techniques as companion planting, encouraging natural predators and erecting physical barriers, his approach is to use wit and cunning to outmanoeuvre garden pests rather than seeking to eradicate them completely - gently shifting the natural balance in the gardener's favour. No jacket. ...more
 

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Guido Hagar


On Landscape Architecture

Guido Hager


Hatje Cantz 2010
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The Gardens at Hatfield



Sue Snell


Frances Lincoln 2005
Hardback Illustrated
 

Initially laid out in the early 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire have undergone many changes over the centuries. When the Initially laid out in the early 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire have undergone many changes over the centuries. When the 5th Marquess of Salisbury came to the house in 1972, the Marchioness set about restoring and improving the gardens. Her success is celebrated in this volume of photographs depicting the many beautiful views and the plants that enhance them, while an extended introduction explores the gardens' history and explains the developments accomplished over the years. ...more
 

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A Glossary of Garden History



Michael Symes


Shire 2006
Paperback Illustrated
 

Distinguishing between gazebos and belvederes and identifying the characteristics of Japanese or Islamic gardens, this glossary explains and illustratDistinguishing between gazebos and belvederes and identifying the characteristics of Japanese or Islamic gardens, this glossary explains and illustrates such terms for the benefit of readers of garden literature and visitors to historic and contemporary gardens. An appendix outlines the work of leading British garden designers from John Evelyn to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. ...more
 

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Made at Home


Vegetables

Dick Strawbridge; James Strawbridge


Mitchell Beazley 2012
Hardback Illustrated
 

Dick and James Strawbridge are leading proponents of self- sufficiency, producing a huge variety of their own food and drink from a three-acre smallhoDick and James Strawbridge are leading proponents of self- sufficiency, producing a huge variety of their own food and drink from a three-acre smallholding in Cornwall. This volume in their series on home produce focuses on vegetables, providing a straightforward season-by-season guide to growing all the most popular varieties as well as recipe ideas for making the most of your harvest. ...more
 

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This Other Eden


Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History

Andrea Wulf; Emma Gieben-Gamal


Little, Brown 2012
Paperback Illustrated
 

From Robert Cecil's acquisition of Hatfield House in 1607 and the subsequent transformation of the gardens by John Tradescant, to the re-design of theFrom Robert Cecil's acquisition of Hatfield House in 1607 and the subsequent transformation of the gardens by John Tradescant, to the re-design of the garden at Hestercombe by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in 1904-1908, this volume traces the history of garden design and its pioneering gardeners, architects and patrons, and describes how their gardens reflected the cultural history of the nation. The other five gardens are, in chronological order, Hampton Court, Stowe, Hawkstone Park, Sheringham and Chatsworth. ...more
 

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