A Passion for Gardening
How the British Became a Nation of Gardeners
From the creation of medieval physic gardens to the revival of allotments in the wake of the 2008 credit crunch, historian Twigs Way surveys the progress of Britain’s love affair with its gardens. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of prints and advertisements from the collections of London’s Garden Museum, the book explores topics including gardening for children, women in the garden, wartime digging for victory and the gnome phenomenon of 1950s and 1960s suburbia.
The Wrinklies' Guide to Gardening
New Pursuits for Old Hands
This beginner's guide for mature gardeners offers advice on clothing, tools, soil preparation, containers and planting techniques. It explains the health benefits of growing and maintaining flowers, fruit and vegetables, and provides a user-friendly plant directory and glossary.
The Easy Fruit Garden
Aimed at the time-poor gardener who wants to achieve maximum yield with minimum effort, this book explains how to grow apples, pears, plums, cherries, soft fruit and nuts in even the smallest space. Illustrated with photographs of the author’s own garden, it offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on planning and design, what to grow, planting, pruning, mulches, compost, watering, weeding and dealing with pests and diseases.
This comprehensive guide by Australia’s bestselling author of gardening books has been updated to include 300 new roses. In total, 1,500 species are photographed and listed, with anecdotal descriptions. Species are divided into four sections, with additional information on cultivation and breeders.
Digging for Victory
Gardens and Gardening in Wartime Britain
During the successful Dig for Victory campaign, which aimed to make wartime Britain self-sufficient, gardeners everywhere dug up their lawns to grow not only fruit and vegetables, but flowers too, inspiring ‘faith, hope, cheerfulness and courage’. From composting to harvesting, this playful history of the campaign features all aspects of wartime gardening, and is vividly illustrated by original pamphlets, recoloured photographs and instructional cartoons.