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See below for a selection of the latest books from Gardening category. Presented with a red border are the Gardening books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Gardening books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

RHS Your Wellbeing Garden How to Make Your Garden Good for You - Science, Design, Practice

RHS Your Wellbeing Garden How to Make Your Garden Good for You - Science, Design, Practice

Author: Royal Horticultural Society, Professor Alistair Griffiths, Matthew Keightley Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Gardens can enhance your wellbeing, but why? Covering design, plants, and the act of gardening, this book uniquely explains why green spaces are good for you and shows how to use that knowledge to optimise your outdoor space. The plants you grow and your garden layout can induce relaxation, boost your cardio system, and enhance mood. A well-planned space will neutralise pollution, mask noise, and reduce household energy and water consumption. And gardening itself can improve flexibility and fitness, counteract nature deficiency order, and promote happiness. Award-winning garden designer Matthew Keightley and RHS Director of Science Professor Alistair Griffiths pool their expertise to write an inspiring practical book brimming with ideas supported by the latest scientific research on gardens and wellbeing. The case for choosing your garden plants carefully and looking at your garden layout has never been stronger. Do it for you, your family, and the planet!

Bee Garden Creating inviting and nurturing spaces for wild bees and other insects

Bee Garden Creating inviting and nurturing spaces for wild bees and other insects

Author: Elke Schwarzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2020

This book offers everything you need to plant and nurture a garden that will invite these vital pollinators in, creating spaces bursting with vibrant colour and giving off heady, bee-friendly scents from the right kinds of plants. In doing so you will, of course, begin to cultivate an environment in which beneficial insects thrive, and pests are controlled, meaning that your gardens, balconies and containers create a delightful environment for people as well as bees.

Old Time Farm and Garden Devices and how to make them

Old Time Farm and Garden Devices and how to make them

Author: Rolfe Cobleigh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

PRACTICAL GUIDE FEATURES DOZENS OF PROJECTS WITH 200 ILLUSTRATIONS. ANVIL, CHEESE PRESS, HOG HOUSES AND PIGGERIES. SPLITTING WOOD, BUILDING A ROSE TRELLIS AND EVEN A BICYCLE POWERED WASHING MACHINE

Medieval English Gardens

Medieval English Gardens

Author: Teresa McLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

ANCIENT SECRETS FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE RENNAISANCE. LOCATION, OWNERSHIP, PURPOSE, LAYOUT, FASHIONS, WORKMANSHIP OF ENGLISH GARDENS. INFIRMARY GARDENS.HERBARIUMS,KITCHEN GARDENS,ORCHARDS ,VINYARDS AND BEEHIVES . DISCOVER TRADITIONAL SECRETS FOR THIS CONSERVATION AGE.

The Gardener's Garden midi format

The Gardener's Garden midi format

Author: Toby Musgrave, Ruth Chivers, Madison Cox Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

The ultimate celebration of the world's most gorgeous gardens - now with a fresh, new look This internationally bestselling inspirational resource for garden lovers and designers sports a gorgeous new cover design - bringing the book's winning blend of authority and visual appeal to a wider-than-ever audience. The Gardener's Garden spans seven centuries to spotlight more than 250 of the globe's finest permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists, and landscape architects, brought to life via more than 1,000 sumptuous photographs and in descriptive texts by leading garden writers.

Practical Self-sufficiency The complete guide to sustainable living today

Practical Self-sufficiency The complete guide to sustainable living today

Author: Dick and James Strawbridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James. No matter who we are or where we live, we can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. For some, that might mean upping sticks and living off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, foraging wild produce, growing a few vegetables, making your own plant-based milks, or keeping a chicken or two. Dick and James Strawbridge know what it's like to make these changes. Between them, they've lived on a smallholding, in a terraced house, and even a chateau. In this updated edition of Practical Self-sufficiency they share everything they've learned, and give you the tools you need for a more rewarding and environmentally conscious life.

Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden

Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden

Author: Caroline Seebohm Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

The Most Extraordinary Garden You've Never Heard Of In 1899, headline-grabbing New York attorney Samuel Untermyer purchased Greystone, a sizable estate on the banks of the Hudson River. By 1939, he had turned the grounds into one of the most extravagant gardens in the world. Less than three decades later, the property had fallen into neglect and disrepair. Today, Untermyer's gardens are being restored and the splendor is slowly taking shape again. In Paradise on the Hudson, Caroline Seebohm tells the dazzling story of one man's obsession and the role of passion in both creating and rescuing one of America's greatest gardening achievements. Seebohm reveals surprising details of the garden in its heyday and the twisting turns of the estate's fate. Then, coming full circle, the book highlights the heroic efforts of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy to beautifully restore this important garden, ensuring its lasting place in American garden history.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pests and Problems

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Pests and Problems

Author: Alan Titchmarsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh addresses key problem areas and provides easy-to-follow guidance on how to protect precious plants. Encouraging gardeners to create healthy ecosystems, Alan talks through the techniques to deal with harmful pests, weeds, diseases and disorders and suggests preventative measures to ensure happy, disease-resistant plants. * Directory of pests and problems with over 200 colour illustrations * Good gardening techniques for preventing disorders * How to select the right plants for the right conditions * Advice on chemical versus nonchemical treatments * Instructions for tackling problems in lawns and borders

Led by the Land Landscapes

Led by the Land Landscapes

Author: Kim Wilkie, Dieter Helm Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Leading landscape architect Kim Wilkie is revered for his unusual vision and his acute grasp of how people have moulded their environment over the centuries. This updated version of his classic book, Led by the Land, has been expanded to include fresh thoughts on farming and settlement and new projects, both huge and intimate, from the designs for new cities in Oman and England to the Swansea Maggie's Centre, and from plans for London's Natural History Museum grounds to the sculptural setting of a furniture factory in Leamington Spa. Wilkie has taken his genius to many parts of the world - including the United States, Chile, Russia, Transylvania, Italy, the Middle East, the very edge of the Arctic Circle, as well as the British Isles - but to each undertaking he brings the same approach of reverence for the land and the creatures that inhabit it. He does not impose his inspiration on it but interacts with it. He allows the land to lead him. The carelessness and profligacy with which we generally treat our planet has degraded and despoiled much of it. It is reassuring to know there are people like Kim Wilkie, he cherishes the land, cooperates with it and seeks sustainable ways of regenerating it through his imaginative treatments. He agrees with Alexander Pope, the poet who inspired the English Landscape Movement, that the Beauties [should] not [be] forced into [a place], but resulting from it. Wilkie holds that landscape architecture is not art, though it should be artful but it is hard to see his magnificent Orpheus pool at Boughton House or his folds and zigzags of land at The Holt in Hampshire or his quilted we meadows at Shawford and not to think of gigantic works of abstract art. Led by the Land ruminates on our species' place in the environment, the way past masters have fashioned it and the hopes for our future fruitful connections. With some 200 photographs and drawings, including many plans and specially commissioned aerial photography of several major works, this book offers not only a rich account of an unusual talent, but also an optimistic vision for our future.