RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528709

Category: Gardening

Page: 365

View: 380

If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, start your own wildlife pond in your back garden. Whether you are looking to do something to help the environment, building a feature pond as a family landscaping project, or attracting local wildlife to your garden; a wildlife pond is a perfect addition to your gardening efforts. Learn everything there is to know about wildlife ponds with: - Photographic and illustrative step-by-step guides on planning, creating, and maintaining your pond - A variety of pond types covered, including natural-style ponds, container ponds, and more traditional, formal-style ponds that still attract wildlife - What to expect throughout the seasons, the creatures that will visit, and the aquatic plants that will thrive - Tips on what to look out for in your pond, encouraging a natural eco-system, and how to maintain your newly built pond throughout the year Find out everything you'll need to know to create a natural sanctuary in your garden! This e-book shows you how to create a backyard pond without filters, pipes, and chemicals, and how to attract and support local species. RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond provides easy-to-follow steps on how to dig your own pond line, advice on which pond plants to choose from, and how to make sure local wildlife can enjoy your pond safely. This book will also give you advice on how to take care of your newly built water feature so that you're able to enjoy the local animals, insects and birds for years to come. You can expect to see blackbirds bathing in your pond, hedgehogs using it as a water source, and bats flying over at night to catch insects. This wonderful book is filled with photographs and illustrations that will make planning and creating your own pond a therapeutic and fulfilling experience! Complete the Series: There are so many ways for you to enjoy your garden! If you're looking for tips on environmental changes and landscaping ideas, DK books have even more gardening guides and projects for you to explore. Discover RHS How to Garden the Low Carbon Way, or bring even more feathered friends to your garden with How to Attract Birds to Your Garden.
RHS The Tree in My Garden

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241612538

Category: Gardening

Page: 410

View: 276

One tree, in one garden. Can it really make a difference? In RHS The Tree in My Garden, award-winning wildlife author Kate Bradbury reveals the amazing effect planting a single tree in your garden can have - and dares to imagine what would happen if every gardener up and down the country did the same. Combining practical gardening advice, eye-opening scientific research, reflections on the cultural importance of different species, and evocative accounts of how vital trees are for countless different forms of wildlife, this book will leave you in no doubt that every garden needs a tree! This terrific tree book features a directory of 50 key species, each one beautifully illustrated by Lucille Clerc and packed with information about each tree's appearance, care needs, and the wildlife it supports - to help you choose the best tree for your own garden, or learn more about the trees you may already have. Dive into the pages of this tree identification book to discover: - 50 illustrated profiles of a wide range of trees suitable for different gardens and preferences - Eye-opening accounts of the importance of trees for our planet, our wildlife, and ourselves - Essential practical information to help readers choose, plant, prune, and care for their tree - Ideas for making your own leaf mould and ways to get involved in community planting projects - Stunning illustrations by Lucille Clerc that convey the beauty and the mystery of trees This book is perfect for anyone wanting to attract more wildlife to their garden! So whether you're an environmentalist intent on reducing your carbon footprint, a budding gardener looking to choose the best tree for your outdoor space or you're simply seeking a guide about the natural history of the trees in your garden, RHS The Tree In My Garden is something the whole family can explore, discover and love. No garden should be without a tree. Plant one, watch it grow - and become part of something bigger!
RHS Complete Gardener's Manual

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405390965

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 822

A one-stop guide to creating and caring for your garden RHS Complete Gardener's Manual covers every aspect of gardening from choosing the right tools for the job and improving soil to planning a productive kitchen garden. It combines practical advice with design inspiration and step-by-step techniques with beautiful photography to help you get the best out of your garden. Take a step towards self-sufficiency with a major section on growing your own fruit and vegetables or browse through the eye-catching catalogue of plants to see what you should be planting for every season and site. Plus, dedicated chapters focus on key gardening topics such as pruning, propagation and problem-solving. RHS Complete Gardener's Manual is a great reference guide and a one-stop manual for both new and experienced gardeners alike.
RHS Do Bees Need Weeds

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784727321

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 917

RHS Do Bees Need Weeds is packed with more than 100 practical questions and answers to help you become a more eco-friendly gardener, and show you how to adopt a more sustainable way of gardening. The book includes simple, low-cost ideas, from fun projects such as how to build a wormery or a homemade water butt to advice on which plants suit bees best and how to achieve a zero-waste garden. In these pages you will find dozens of solutions to common garden problems as well as inspiring innovations that reduce your gardening consumption, tackle waste and help the environment. Filled with fascinating facts and ideas that will help you make a real difference to the green credentials of your garden, this book is both informative and entertaining, with plenty of I-never-knew-that mini-features. This is a book you and your family need, and one that you'll all enjoy, too. Includes questions such as: - Which features will make my garden greener? - Are my garden lights harmful? - How can a lawn be wildlife-friendly? - Is it ever OK to have a bonfire? - Are there alternatives to plastic? - Can I grow year-round crops? - Is it OK to buy compost?
RHS How to Grow Practically Everything

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405352864

Category: Gardening

Page: 448

View: 720

From wildlife corners to fruit and veg, hundreds of gardening projects practically anyone can do, from the experts at the RHS. In ebook format If you want to start gardening or simply improve your skills these sure-fire projects for beginners and more experienced gardeners will give you green fingers in no time. Follow the step-by-step photographs and expert advice from the RHS and tackle practical ideas for gardens large and small, from planting pots of vegetables on a patio, to making a border for year-round colour. You'll find all the detailed guidance and quick tips you'll need covering materials, plants, location and timing - and showing you how to get great results every time. Covering all the basics and providing essential tips and techniques on aftercare, this is the practical, inspirational guide for every gardener.
RHS The Little Book of Wild Gardening

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784728779

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 578

The Little Book of Wild Gardening is a guide for anyone wanting to garden in a more sustainable, natural way. Working with nature benefits not just the garden, but also the gardener, wildlife and the wider environment. Divided into sections for different garden areas - including lawns, flower beds, edibles, trees and water features - The Little Book of Wild Gardening details how to embrace a natural approach to gardening for plots large and small. Introductory chapters explain how garden ecosystems can work, and how a healthy garden can mean savings in both work and resources for the gardener. There are plant profiles providing a variety of choices for a wilder approach, plus design tips and expertise in sustainable and wildlife-friendly gardening. From a sustainable veg patch to wildflower meadows, and from bat boxes to gravel gardens, the book includes projects and plants in a range of sizes and timescales so gardeners can create a bountiful and enjoyable haven that will benefit themselves, their local area, and all kinds of wildlife.
RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409353201

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 335

Get into gardening and choose the right plant for every site with this perfect planting guide by RHS experts. Transform your garden into your Eden with RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia. Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, you will find lots of gardening tips that show you how to plant a garden that really makes the most of your space. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants. Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting "recipes". Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps you create a fabulous outdoor idyll. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide to perfect planting.
RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241526392

Category: Gardening

Page: 760

View: 626

Create and maintain your perfect garden with the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening tips and advice from the experts at the RHS, now fully revised and updated. Marking 20 years since first publication, this updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening is the classic reference for keen gardeners. Packed with unrivalled detail, you'll find guidance and step by steps that show you how to garden, covering everything you need to know from vegetable gardens and planting guides, to pruning and propagation. Plus new topics include how to plant in containers and living roofs. Whatever your level of skill in the great outdoors, expert advice from editor Christopher Brickell and a team of specialist contributors will help you keep your garden thriving all year round.
RHS Nation in Bloom

Author: Matthew Biggs

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711241794

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 155

'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.
RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Author: Chris Young

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241477731

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 813

Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts. Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is with you every step of the way. Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space. Previous edition ISBN 9781409325741
RHS How to Garden the Low-carbon Way

Author: Sally Nex

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241523230

Category: Gardening

Page: 381

View: 452

Is it okay to use potting compost? Which plants are best for absorbing pollution? What's the alternative to carbon-packed fertilisers? How can I cut out single-use plastics? Aspects of gardening can actually be bad for the environment. But make a few changes and you can significantly reduce the carbon imprint of your outdoor space, and even use it to lessen the impact of your other activities. This green gardening e-book will make growing your own garden easy, enjoyable, and eco-friendly. It includes sections on: - How to grow plants that reduce your carbon footprint - Creating a garden that considers the local wildlife - Tips on setting up your garden, low-impact plants, and best fertilisers to use Turn your outdoor space into a low-impact, carbon-absorbing sink. This e-book is packed with ideas to grow a climate-friendly garden that will help protect the planet. Keen on starting your own garden but unsure about your environmental impact? This guide will give you practical advice on which soil to use, plants that are best for absorbing carbon dioxide, low-carbon fertilisers, and cutting out single-use plastic. What's more, this garden book is completely backed by scientific research! Share in the delight of eco-conscious gardening when you start using RHS How to Garden the Low Carbon Way as your guide. Explore the benefits of no-dig gardening, how to use fewer plants, using hedges instead of fences, how to grow shrubs that support wildlife, and more! Green Gardening: Low environmental impact This RHS gardening book is a simple, step-by-step guide to learn about gardening or to reference as your garden grows. You'll quickly become acquainted with the benefits of growing a garden that positively contributes to the environment.