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Concise easy-to-use reference guide, packed with practical illustrated instructions.
The book features advice on looking for and raising trees, handling pests and diseases, using composts, potting, choosing containers, pruning the plants and displaying them. A convenient A-Z guide covers virtually every species of indoor and outdoor tree.
This book has all the guidance the gardener needs to start making, storing, and using their own compost. It offers Information on different types of compost and their ingredients, advice on constructing a compost bin, and detailed explanations of wormeries, green manuring, and seed and potting composts.
Includes the basics of which container to choose, guidance on seasonal displays and creating a herb garden to container water features, indoor hanging baskets and planting a strawberry barrel. There is also invaluable information on looking after plants, raising new plants, fixing brackets and supports and pests and diseases.
Packed with practical, step-by-step instructions and advice on how to choose the best plants for your garden.
Get acquainted with all the common pests and diseases that afflict ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and houseplants, and learn the best ways to deal with them. The effective options include both biological controls-increasingly popular in the gardening world-as well as the better-known organic and chemical methods. At-a-glance checklists explain which ailments generally afflict various plant types, from roses and rock-garden plants to soft fruits and vegetables.
More than 330 color illustrations and diagrams, backed with easily followed text, help gardeners at all skill levels learn to buy, plant, tend, and harvest a rich bounty of herbs.
Shows how to make raised beds, build up soil with mushroom compost, cover weeds with mulch, and protect plants with nets and plastic--all using organic methods whenever possible.
This remarkable illustrated A-to-Z features important tips for every orchid, and includes notes on whether it is easy to grow and where to grow it, what temperature it needs and much more.
Innovative Ideas show how to create patios, steps and paths to make a user-friendly outdoor living space.
The book starts with the basics of assessing the garden, checking the site, planning and preparation, tools and materials and electrical wiring and safety. With the basics established the authors introduce the many different types of pond and how they can be created, maintained and enhanced.From split-level ponds to wildlife ponds, plant and fish and adding sculptures, bird houses, stones and bridges, each subject is presented in a clear way with box features, lists and questions and answers.
All the major methods receive well-illustrated, in-depth, and easy to follow explanations, including seeds and cuttings, division and layering, and budding and grafting, and there's a handy, at-a-glance A-Z listing of ideal propagation plants for the home and garden.
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