Based on Amazon UK popularity, please see our selection of best selling gardening books for 2013.
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RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS
RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need.
Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil.
The perfect addition to any gardener's bookshelf.
RHS Gardening Through The Year
Whatever the season, this is the new edition of your essential guide to gardening all year round, from the experts at the RHS
With specific monthly tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, tips on organisation and over 1,000 photographs, this is the garden reference that not only tells you what to do when, but also shows you how to do it.
Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy 12 months of satisfying and successful gardening.
Planting: A New Perspective
Piet Oudolf & Noel Kingsbury
Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury are the leading international exponents of sustainable planting design. They are also nurserymen with decades worth of knowledge about plants and their habits.
This book offers keen gardeners, garden designers and landscape architects a unique insight into how they combine these areas of expertise to create some of the world's most memorable parks and gardens. They then demonstrate how this effect can be achieved on a smaller scale in domestic garden settings.
RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening
Fully revised and updated edition of the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening advice, from the experts at the RHS.
Marking 20 years since first publication, the updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening is the classic reference for keen gardeners. Packed with unrivalled gardening advice you'll find guidance and step-by-steps on everything from pruning to propagation. Plus new topics reflect current trends including how to grow fruit and vegetables in containers and green roofs.
Whatever your level of skill in the great outdoors, expert tips and guidance from editor Christopher Brickell and a team of specialist contributors, the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening will help you create and keep your garden perfect all year round.
The Flower Expert: The world's best-selling book on flowers (Expert Series)
Dr D G Hessayon
The Flower Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.
Quite simply, the world's best-selling book on flowers. Inside you will find many hundreds of different examples of annuals, perennials, alpines and bulbs. The detailed information on each plant is illustrated with drawings to help with identification and photographs to show the flower in the garden. This A to Z of flowers is surrounded by chapters on buying flowers, plant care, increasing your stock etc. An international book enjoyed all round the world.
RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design
Learn to plan, build and plant your perfect garden with the experts at the RHS
From how to draw a layout to explaining the best places to use lighting effects, discover how to create the garden you've always wanted with the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design.
Guiding you through the whole creative and gardening process, learn how to visualise your ideas, choose a style, develop plans, plot, build, landscape, select the right plants, and apply the finishing touches to make your garden the ideal reflection of your tastes and creativity. Plus, a look at inspirational gardens will give you lots of ideas for things to create.
Whether you want to plan a major project or focus on a particular area, RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is the complete guide: don't design without it.
RHS Gardening Month by Month
How to have a beautiful garden from January to December, now fully up-to-date and revised.
Pick this pocket-sized favourite from the experts at the RHS, and find out what to do when, to ensure your plants are well cared for and your garden blooms all year round.
Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do when, but shows you how to do it. Follow over 1,300 seasonal tasks for every part of the garden, expert plant advice, including star plants from January to December, and tips on organisation.
Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy 12 months of successful gardening.
The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey
This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way.
Owners, intrigues, affairs, marriages, feuds, thwarted ambitions and desires, the largely unnamed ordinary gardeners, wars, plots and natural disasters run through every garden older than a generation or two and fill every corner of the grander historical ones. Families marry. Gardeners are poached. Political allegiances forged and shattered.
The human trail crosses from garden to garden. They sit in their surrounding landscape, not as isolated islands but attached umbilically to it, sharing the geology, the weather, food, climate, local folklore, accent and cultural identity. Wines must be drunk and food tasted. Recipes found and compared. The perfect tarte-tartin pursued. None of these things can be ignored or separated from the shape and size of parterre, fountain, herbaceous border or pottager.
So this is a book filled with stories and information, some of it about French gardens and gardening, but most of it about what makes France unlike anywhere else.
The Tree & Shrub Expert: The world's best-selling book on trees and shrubs (Expert Books)
Dr D G Hessayon
Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on:
Choosing, buying and planting the right tree or shrub for your garden.How to prune. Feeding, mulching and training your plants. Picking plants for ground cover, borders and hedges. Using trees and shrubs in the garden. Coping with pests and diseases.
Trees (Collins Gem)
Alastair Fitter & David More
The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.
This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are out on the town or strolling through the countryside.
Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but also details of leaf shape, flowers, fruits and bark.
Features both deciduous and evergreen species, with information on the origin of each species, its height, preferred habitat and growing conditions. Illustrations of cones, catkins, nuts and fruits allow you to distinguish between similar species at a glance.