• Gardener's Directory of Shrubs and Climbers
    A guide to choosing, growing & caring for shrubs & climbers, with 280+ superb plant portraits. Wide plant range: cottage garden favourites (lavender, jasmine, clematis),palms & yukkas, roses & rhododendrons, etc. Each entry has colour photo & description: hardiness, eventual size & season of flowering, fruiting, colourful foliage; advice on growing (soil, situation), pruning, propagation.

  • Gardening with Hebes
    These versatile evergreen shrubs are becoming increasingly popular because of the tremendous choice they offer in colour, shape, size and flower form, and the many new varieties. Specialists show how to use them in borders, rock gardens, raised beds, containers, for groundcover, as hedges, standard and topiary plants. Colour photos show some of the huge range available. Planting plans for effective combinations of hebes and other plants. The best 100 hebes: full-colour A-Z directory.
  • Greenfingers Guides: Border Flowers
    Whether they be perennials, annuals, biennials or shrubs, border plants are an inexpensive and almost foolproof way of adding instant colour to your garden. With easy-to-follow information, this text allows you to tell at a glance which border plants to choose that best suit both you and your garden situation. Includes over 170 plant profiles.
  • Hamlyn All Colour Best Plants
    Tips and advice and an easy-to-use directory helps you choose suitable plants for your garden - whether you need of robust, safe plants for a children's play area or older cultivars for a wildlife haven. Each plant has a detailed description, colour photo, advice on planting, cultivation, propagation, hardiness, pests and diseases.
  • Hanging Kokedama

    Learn all about the Japanese art of creating pot-less suspended plants, known as kokedama.

    These moss ball creations, featuring orchids, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering bulbs, tropical plants and even small trees and herbs, are suspended in mid-air and supported by nothing more than a series of strings, intricately wrapped, cocoon style, around a root ball.

    Kokedamas are very simple to make and have a magical quality; by suspending them in the air with string, with the author's help and 25 easy-to-follow projects, you can create a hanging garden inside your home in no time.

  • Healing Herbs

    Healing Herbs is conveniently organized by plant, making it easier for the home herbalist to find, identify, and use healing plants from the backyard. Herbalist Tina Sams identifies the 20 most common and healthful herbs and over 100 natural remedies that are easy, inexpensive and effective.

    Along with medicinal information, this book includes traditional folklore and fortifying recipes for each edible or medicinal plant, and plenty of easy-to-follow instructions to help fill a backyard herbalist's medicine chest with remedies to keep the whole family happy and healthy.

  • Heirloom Plants

    Heirloom plants often have a charm lacking in commercially produced varieties. And unless these seeds are grown and saved, they will be not only forgotten, but lost, too.

    Based on the seed catalogs of Thomas Etty, Heirloom Plants lists exciting cultivars to be grown, along with profiles and cultivation tips. Responsible gardening, certainly – but with more than a hint of romance; who could resist the lure of the splendid Hubbard Green Warty squash, or the Green Zebra tomato?

  • Hillside of Roses
    In the sequel to her popular Garden of a Thousand Roses, Irvine tells how she profits from the experience obtained to create a very different, new garden at Gisborne. Covers entirely new material: eg focusing on basic design principles/problems, & non-rose plantings (trees, perennials, bulbs). The garden houses the Alister Clark rose collection & a smaller one of other Australian roses.
  • Houseplants

    When you want to raise plants but just don't have the space, then it's time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants come in millions of varieties, all with different levels of maintenance and care. Now is your chance to dive into this great hobby without the worry of what potting mix to try, what the right level of light you'll need or how to shift your plants as seasons change.

    Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant's Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height and other scientific specs.

  • Illustrated Guide to NZ Hebes
    Popular in world gardens (coasts to alps), Hebes take many varied and striking forms. This comprehensive guide describes each species in detail, with distribution maps, colour photos and info on recognition, variation, flowering time, nomenclature, etymology, chromosome number. General chapters on classification, reproductive biology, evolution, morphology, biogeography, chemistry, conservation.
  • Impatiens
    The genus Impatiensis enormous, comprising over a thousand speciesand – many of which, although highly desirable, remain lilttle known to Western gardeners. Raymond Morgan first examines Impatiens through a botanical lens, describing their physiology, morphology, and seed dispersal mechanisms. He then recounts Victorian-era plant-hunting forays into the Himalayas and notes how modern-day expeditions, with due concern to conservation, continue to bring back species that will eventually find their way into nursery catalogs and gardens.

    Perhaps most excitingly, the author describes over 200 species ranging from Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the Himalayas to New Guinea. The genus Impatiens contains a wealth of untapped treasures for gardeners. With wonderful photographs complementing the detailed plant descriptions, this book is essential reading for curious-minded gardeners keen to unearth this fascinating and largely unexplored genus.

  • Indoor Plants: Practical Gardener

    A comprehensive, full-colour, photographic directory of all commonly available indoor plants, including flowering, foliage, cacti and edibles. Features:

    • Expert advice on choosing, buying, positioning, propagating and cultivating, and keeping plants alive and healthy year-round
    • Easy-to-use charts for quick plant care reference and variety comparison
    • A handy troubleshooting guide for identifying/eradicating pests and diseases

  • Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs

    The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs is an exquisite practical reference for all gardeners to grow colourful bulbs in beds, borders, containers and indoors.

    This is a guide to planting and cultivating plants from bulbs, featuring 12 easy to follow and inspiring projects, detailed information on different plants and beautiful botanical illustrations from the Kew archive. With expert advice from Richard Wilford and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting with bulbs.

  • Living with Air Plants

    Living with Air Plants is the perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia. These endearing plants are easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varieties, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive.

    In this book, you'll learn about:

    • The various types of Tillandsia plants and their characteristics
    • Growth cycles and preferred environments
    • Air plant care and selection
    • Propagating/dividing plants from cuttings
    • Enjoying and displaying Tillandsia in all sorts of spaces

    These stylish, low-maintenance plants pair well with succulents and terrariums – two other popular container gardening trends. If you love the idea of adding quirky greenery to your life, these are the plants to try – and this is the book to get you started!

  • Macoboy's Roses

    At the heart of this modern-day classic is a gallery of some 1500 roses, which are grouped by type in four sections: Wild Roses, Old Garden Roses, Modern Roses, and Miniatures and Mini-flora. Every rose is illustrated. The entry for each rose describes its appearance and gives brief details of its origin and history, where appropriate, together with any special growing requirements.

    Additional information covers classification, colour class, alternative names, breeder, parentage, time of flowering, fragrance, habit, hardiness zones and awards. Further sections cover the cultivation of roses, roses for special purposes, great rose gardens of the world and famous rose breeders. There are also 15 feature pieces on topics of more general interest, including the rose in poetry, David Austin’s English Roses, the rose in legend, the ‘Peace’ rose, the allure of the red rose and the world’s favourite roses.

    Written by renowned author/photographer Stirling Macoboy, this much-loved book was extensively revised and updated in 2007 by Tommy Cairns, winning the WFRS Literary Award in 2012.

  • Naming the Rose
    The rose brings beauty and joy to those who grow and admire them. Often a rose will bear a person's name, for the breeding of roses is an art and, like all artists, the raisers of roses enjoy dedicating their creations to people they love or admire. But who was Madame Hardy? Bettina? Lorraine Lee or Henri Martin? Vita Sackville-West asked this question many years ago and rose-lovers are still asking. Here, at last, in an elegant, timeless and beautifully illustrated edition, is the answer. Anyone who loves these delightful flowers will find this collection of stories as beautiful as the bloom itself.

  • New Encyclopedia of Hostas
    The lush, sculptural hosta is loved by gardeners for its ability to both combine well with other plants and project a strong presence when planted alone. The New Encyclopedia of Hostas, the second edition of Diana Grenfell and Michael Shadrack's classic work, provides growth and cultivation information for seven hundred cultivated hostas.

    Detailed, easy-to-read descriptions include growing tips, recommendations for landscape use, and suggestions for companion plants. Clear cultivation advice is provided, including recommendations for hostas that succeed in challenging environments such as warmer regions. Captivating photographs show hostas up close and in a wide range of different garden situations.

    Gardeners will appreciate the depth and scope of this essential reference and use it time and again to help with plant selection and identification, and to inspire new plantings.