Growing your own veg, fruit, herbs and flowers is second nature for many gardeners but this book shows how to preserve the best home-grown ingredients in jams, chutneys, cordials and sauces for many months and even years to come.
From planning the jam-maker’s garden through to selecting the best varieties to grow; from sowing and planting to harvesting and foraging, and using tried and tested cooking methods to preserve the best flavour and quality, this book presents 50 recipes for the tastiest jams, chutneys and preserves that you’ll savour for months.$34.99
Terrariums are the perfect type of garden for the apartment or city dweller starved of nature and lacking space, time or patience for maintenance.
This book will guide you step-by-step through the process of putting together your own beautiful living sculpture that can be adored all year round, whatever the weather outside.
Miniscapes covers all the basics of soil and rocks, moss, tools, propagation, choosing your plants and containers and assembling your tiny landscape. You will learn the skills to create and maintain your own healthy happy terrariums that are cheap to create and super easy to maintain.
The 16 projects cover four different biomes: Desert, Forest, Carnivorous and Air plants. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, tapping into the upcycled/recycled trend.$29.99
This is a story of two brothers set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country's natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa's sensitive treatment of architecture.
At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. The book has something to offer tropical-garden enthusiasts and all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.$34.99
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects.
Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine.
In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.$29.99
A guide to growing more than 200 salad plants, The Salad Garden covers all you need to know, from site preparation to harvesting, detailing special planting techniques, advice on the best varieties (for growing and for flavour) and plenty of tips and tricks for bountiful crops.
Joy Larkcom also shows you how to create a beautiful potager garden, with tips such as training tomatoes up attractive spiral supports, planting for theatrical height and edible seed pods.$32.99
Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge in this funky guide for families who are new to edible gardening, looking at the whole life cycle of food, from seed sowing and saving to planning and planting, and-most exciting of all – harvesting the food that you've grown.
From planting your very own pizza toppings to becoming runner bean rivals and learning that a strawberry is actually lots of little strawberries, teach your kids that growing fruit and vegetables is easy and fun, and eating food that you have produced together is even better. Complete with stickers, runner-bean measuring chart, a fruit pairs game and a rainbow taste wheel, Grow offers your family the inspiration to get out there and get planting.$18.99