Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1399604678

Category: Gardening

Page: 371

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'I return to Beth Chatto's books constantly. For those who are new to her work, you are entering into a life-long relationship with a wise friend and gardener' Monty Don 'Compulsively readable. Once you have it, don't let anyone else borrow it' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Sharing the hopes and successes - and sometimes failures - of her work, Beth Chatto reveals what is really involved in maintaining a unique and flourishing garden. Written from notes that she kept regularly, this engaging book offers help on a whole range of topics. There is guidance on designing, planting and grouping. She describes methods of propagation, shows how plants can be helped to maturity, and gives advice on managing a garden and its plants and on performing all the day-to-day tasks involved.

Great British Gardeners

Author: Vanessa Berridge

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445672413

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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Through the stories of twenty-six inspiring figures - from ‘Capability’ Brown, Humphry Repton and Vita Sackville-West to lesser known figures, and present-day gardeners such as Beth Chatto and John Brookes - this book brings the colourful history of British gardening to life.

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden

Author: Beth Chatto

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 185

View: 7879


Describes seasonal drought-resistant plants, and provides advice on planting, pruning, and maintaining gardens despite poor soil conditions and water shortages.

Gardens of Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405336250

Category: Gardening

Page: 355

View: 4138


The perfect guide to great gardens across Britain and Ireland, with contact details, directions and inspiring photographs – from garden expert Patrick Taylor Visit 300 of the loveliest public and private gardens in the world with the perfect travelling companion. Patrick Taylor’s unique garden appreciation and photographs provide insight and expertise to whet your appetite. Discover a who’s-who of gardening. Meet famous designers, gardeners and styles, from Chatsworth to the Eden Project, without leaving your front room. Then use the region-by-region visiting information with directions, opening hours, websites and contact details to plan your trip. An exciting addition to Eyewitness Companions; the visual reference series covering favourite hobbies and pastimes from French Cheeses and Opera to Horse Riding.

First Ladies of Gardening

Author: Heidi Howcroft

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011958

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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The English Garden is the universal measure of all things related to garden design. It is in the UK that the great garden designers live and work and where a major gardening movement has developed over the last few decades, influencing the rest of the world with its ideas and vision. This book introduces the “grandes dames” of contemporary English garden design and includes the great names of the garden world which have emerged since the 1950s, from Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto to Beatrix Havergal. It also presents outstanding women gardeners of the present-day who have likewise had a substantial influence on the development of contemporary garden design. Heidi Howcroft has discovered these women’s gardening secrets and writes sensitively and informatively about the individual women and their influence on the English country garden. The individual gardens' charm and design are captured in photos by Marianne Majerus.

Giant Perennials

Author: Susan Berry

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 152

View: 1903


Illustrated guide to large-sized perennials (over 5 ft/3 m. in height) for the garden plus tips on cultivation and design.

Virgins, Weeders and Queens

Author: Dr Twigs Way

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075249578X

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1867


Today, women are at the forefront of garden design and the horticultural world. But women's connection with the garden has a much longer history, although their role has often been overlooked. From Eve to the seventeenth century women have been the backbone to the garden, cultivating and selling produce, growing and collecting plants. "Virgins, Weeders and Queens" ranges from the virgins perched on turf seats in medieval illuminations and the weeding women of the Tudor royal garden to queens who introduced new plants to Britain and herb wives who had to dodge accusations of witchcraft because of their arcane knowledge. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it explores the unsung women who invented Coade stone statues, created romantic landscapes in conjugal exile, and explored the sensual plant riches of Asia. Only in the later nineteenth and the twentieth centuries were women able assert themselves in all roles of gardening and begin to write about their experiences. Even when women's lives were restricted the garden provided both a haven and an inspiration. Twigs Way's lively and engaging book digs up the history of women in the garden, from the humble housewife to the venerated virgin.

Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops

Author: Freda Cox

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785004506

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 5802


Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. This book celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection. This newly updated and expanded edition of this best-selling book introduces the twenty known species and has been updated to cover more than 2,400 named snowdrops. Discover the vast range of shapes, sizes and markings of these beautiful flowers. With information on cultivation and planting, detailed descriptions, informative drawings and interesting anecdotes this will be an invaluable companion for all gardeners, and will inform and delight both the aspiring and seasoned galanthophile. A comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of beautiful snowdrops. Beautifully illustrated with 86 plus a directory of 2002 colour illustrations. Freda Cox is a writer, established botanical artist and committed galanthophile.

The Fundamentals of Horticulture

Author: Chris Bird

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782546

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 471


Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development without readers wading through complex information. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels. Full colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. A comprehensive glossary helps build confidence in the use of classical horticulture language as well as new developing terms, and end-of-chapter questions encourage readers to apply what they have learnt. Extensive online supporting material includes mind maps showing the relationship of topics and aiding students in revision.

Gardening Women

Author: Catherine Horwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118330

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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From Flora, Roman goddess of plants, to today's gardeners at Kew, women have always gardened. Women gardeners have grown vegetables for their kitchens and herbs for their medicine cupboards. They have been footnotes in the horticultural annals for specimens collected abroad. They taught young women about gardening twenty-five years before women's horticultural schools officially existed. And their influence on the style of our gardens, frequently unacknowledged, survives to the present day. From these triumphs to the battles fought against male-dominated institutions, from the horticultural pioneers to the bringers of change in society's attitudes, this book is a celebration of the best of the species -- gardening women.