• Reference

RHS Desk Diary 2019

Author: Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711239487
Category: Reference
Page: 112
View: 6845
The RHS Diary 2019 brings together a beautiful collection of botanical illustrations by Beatrix Stanley, showcasing work held in the RHS's world-famous Lindley Library. This week-to-view diary is illustrated in colour throughout and has a ribbon marker.

Rhs Wild in the Garden 3 Year Notebook

Author: Royal Horticultural Society,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain) Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711234161
Page: 144
View: 5601
The RHS Wild in the Garden Three Year Notebook is structured week by week to enable a three-year comparison of wildlife. Whether your interest is birds, small mammals or insects and pollinators, noticing and recording what is seen when, as well as how factors such as weather, food sources, pest control and habitat change may affect numbers, can be a rewarding pastime for the wildlife enthusiast as well as a useful tool for the gardener. It is an activity that can be done by all ages and shared across generations and also can have far-reaching benefits for nature conservation and the environment in general. Anything that can be done at a local level to actively promote and encourage wildlife by providing food or habitats benefits the overall environment as wildlife has a key role to play in terms of pollination and pest control. The RHS Wild in the Garden Three Year Notebook is illustrated with colour photographs of British garden wildlife and includes suggestions on how to encourage wildlife into your garden.

    • Gardening


The Creation of an English Garden
Author: Anne Heseltine,Michael Heseltine
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784979724
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 3832
This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

    • Reference

British Museum Desk Diary 2019

Author: British Museum
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711239562
Category: Reference
Page: 112
View: 3117
This stylish range of stationery in partnership with the British Museum takes inspiration from the museum’s wide-ranging collection to create a beautifully designed, fully illustrated week-to-view diary for 2019. The British Museum's collection ranges from the earliest tools made by humans and treasures from the ancient world to more recent acquisitions from across the globe.

    • Gardening

Founding Gardeners

The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307390683
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
View: 4753
The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

RHS Exotic Wrapping Paper

Author: Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238459
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 14
View: 5944
Introducing a range of RHS wrapping paper books, each with 12 sheets of quality, patterned gift wrap featuring original designs using illustrations from the RHS Lindley Library. Easy to remove, each standard size sheet measures approximately 19" x 27" when unfolded.

    • Gardening

The Secret Gardeners

Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries
Author: Victoria Summerley
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237636
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 9965
The Secret Gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see. The Secret Gardeners include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.

    • Gardening

RHS A Gardener's Five Year Record Book

Author: RHS
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238695
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 4403
Gardeners know how helpful it is to be aware of what is happening in the garden from year to year – what germinates, flowers or fruits and when; how the weather affects flowering and fruiting seasons and harvests; issues with pests and so much more. A Gardener's Five Year Record Book from the RHS makes it easy to record what happens in the garden over a five-year period. Structured week by week, with five years to a view, it is flexible enough for the user to choose a personal emphasis if desired. There are additional sections on Plants to Buy, Plant Suppliers, Useful Addresses and Gardens to Visit so essential information is all in one place. Illustrated with works of art from the RHS Lindley Libraries.

    • Horticulture

The Royal Horticultural Society

A History, 1804-2004
Author: Brent Elliott
Publisher: Phillimore
Category: Horticulture
Page: 432
View: 6812
This title is an official history of the Royal Horticultural Society from its beginnings to the present day.

    • Gardening

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Author: Carol Klein
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845335519
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 2874
Eating vegetables is good for you. Growing your own is even better. "You are what you eat" may be a timeworn adage, but it makes a valid point. When you grow your own vegetables, you'll not only eat better food, but you'll also regain your connection to the seasons and the natural rhythms of life. Growing your own will change what's on your dinner table, and it will change you. That's the philosophy behind Carol Klein's impeccably thorough guide to home vegetable gardening. In its pages, she reveals all the tricks to becoming a successful small-plot gardener, from preparing the soil, to deciding what to grow (and when to plant and harvest), to coping with pests, weeds, and other common problems. The book's second half is a veritable encyclopedia of the various vegetables-delicate salad greens, hardy root vegetables, and everything in between-that you might choose to grow.

    • Photography

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam,Tom Sullam
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1911600931
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 3294
When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!

    • Gardening

Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden

Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade
Author: Keith Wiley
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696672
Category: Gardening
Page: 228
View: 1107
From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.

    • Gardening

RHS How to Garden

Author: N.A
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405366403
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
View: 1235
Whether you're a complete novice or looking to improve your existing gardening skills, this is the complete guide on how to garden from the experts at the RHS, now with a new-look jacket.Just about to start your first ever gardening project, or looking to improve an existing plot? Whatever your level of expertise, you'll find everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow guide. From bulbs to borders, weeds to watering, pick up gardening techniques, practical basics, and simple skills which will have your garden blooming. Top tips to guide you every step of the way with clear, easy-to-follow advice and photographs. Find out the principles of good of gardening - how plants work and how to give them what they need.This is your one-stop guide to creating and enjoying a garden of your own.

    • Gardeners

Roy Lancaster

My Life with Plants
Author: Roy Lancaster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993389252
Category: Gardeners
Page: 312
View: 5033
Celebrated plantsman Roy Lancaster's birth on 5th December 1937 was the start of something big for plants and horticulture. His chance find of a Mexican tobacco plant in a local allotment brought him fame as a Bolton schoolboy and sowed the seeds of his future career. This book is the story of his adventures as he sees tropical plants for the first time in the jungles of Malaya, meets Roberto Burle Marx at his garden near Rio de Janeiro, and hunts for pitcher plants in North America. Well-known for his encylopedic botanical knowledge and for introducing many popular garden plants, Roy is also a consummate story-teller and wise philosopher. His acute sense of life's comic moments, spirited sense of adventure and respect for the natural world make this a remarkable read.