Gardening Sale

  • Agnelli Gardens at Villar Perosa

    This fabulous private estate with cultivated gardens is one of Europe's best-kept secrets. Home since the early 1800s to five generations of the Agnelli family of Fiat fame, it is revealed to the public for the first time in this splendid book with over 100 colour photos showing the garden year-round.

    In 1955, Marella Agnelli commissioned famed English landscape designer Russell Page and they transformed the gardens into the showcase they are today. Includes remarkable lake gardens and swimming pool area designed by Gai Aulenti.

  • All About Citrus & Subtropical Fruits

    Grow your own citrus and subtropical fruit with help from All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruits.

    From detailed descriptions of over 70 varieties of citrus and 275 varieties of subtropical fruits, you are bound to find the best type for your garden. Includes easy-to-follow care instructions that will ensure a bountiful harvest.

    Published in the US but applicable to subtropical regions of Australia.

  • Alpine Plants

    Co-published with the Alpine Garden Society, this much-awaited guide covers every aspect related to growing healthy alpine plants, supplemented with beautiful colour photos of species in situ, helpful tables and graphs:

    • Details on species in the wild and in cultivation
    • Comprehensive info on ecosystems, pest and disease control, climate, geology, soils, growth, chemical nutrition, reproduction and distribution
    • Impact of global climate change

  • Armchair Book of Gardens

    This collection of text and visuals looks at gardens from many angles, celebrating their sensual, practical, spiritual, aesthetic, social and even political dimensions.

    Writers from around the world call to mind the garden in its many incarnations, sometimes light-heartedly, sometimes wittily, sometimes expressing regret or sorrow. Like a garden itself, this title blooms with a variety of exciting offerings, providing flowery fantasies, patches of wildness, sensuous surprises and satisfaction for the soul.

  • Australian Coastal Gardens

    The coastal gardens of Australia are as varied as the geography of this vast continent itself.

    Join Myles Baldwin as he travels around the country, from the gentle landscape of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and the sheer cliffs of Sydney's Dover Heights to an old copper mining town in South Australia and beyond. On his journey he finds a diverse range of gardens, some created by professionals, others by enthusiastic amateurs, but all entirely appropriate to their location and often difficult conditions.

    Also included is an extensive plant guide, compiled by Myles based on his many years' experience of working on the coast and his conversations with horticulturists, which will guide you through the practicalities of gardening by the sea. Accompanied by Sue Stubbs' stunning photography, Australian Coastal Gardens is great reading for anyone who loves gardens and gardening.

  • Backyard Blaze
    From moon-gazing to fire-building, this is the complete 'how-to' on campside culture with information on camp songs, scary stories, making a drum, stick cuisine (hotdogs, marshmallows), waffle irons, tin foil cookery, wood, stoking the clay chimenea, brick hearth or copper fire pit . . . and lots of fascinating fire lore.
  • Bayou Bend Gardens

    Conceived in 1926, by legendary collector and adventurous gardener Irma Hogg, to surround Bayou Bend in Houston, this is one of the most beautiful US public gardens, using diverse native / imported plants in formal and informal gardens amongst woods and ravines.

    In-depth history, plans, sketches, archival / recent photos.

  • Camomile

    In Camomile, discover:

    • The best ways to grow camomile, popular varieties and their properties
    • How to make a range of therapeutic preparations – teas, tinctures, syrups, infused and massage oils
    • Remedies for colds, fevers, headaches, anxiety, cramps, burns, insect bites, etc
    • Recipes for hair, skin and body care, decorations and gifts
    • Colour photos and historical prints

  • Choosing & Using Climbing Plants

    Climbing plants are among the most versatile plants in the garden, but they are often overlooked as gardeners are unaware of where they might be used.

    This book is a practical guide to choosing and using climbers, with details of how to plant, train, support and care for them, and how to select the right plants for different soils and situations.

  • Classic Gardens - The French Style
    This glorious book traces the evolution of the French formal style throughout Europe – Versailles (France), Peterhof (Russia), Quelez (Portugal), La Granja (Spain) – from the jardin clos of the Middle Ages to Renaissance gardens influenced by classical antiquity and, lastly, to gardens of breathtaking scale and engineering ingenuity at the 17th century's close. Through text, 190 wonderful photos (150 in colour) and detailed plans of 36 of Europe's most spectacular gardens, it reveals who commissioned these gardens, who designed them and who used them, providing an important historical context and luscious visual record of some of the world's most magical places.
  • Complete Guide to Houseplants

    Room-by-room descriptions of the best plants for every space and situation. Guidance on how to buy healthy plants, pick low-maintenance ones, arrange for fragrant / visual impact, and give each plant the care it needs.

    An A–Z plant directory: cultivation needs, colour photos, care/propagation essentials, etc. 300 colour photos.

  • Contemporary Color in the Landscape
    Contemporary Color in the Landscape explores the whole spectrum of colour: how we perceive and respond to colour, how to design with colour, how to manipulate contrast and create intensity with saturation, how to maximize impact by minimizing colour, how to find your own personal colour combinations, and how colour is viewed in nature.

    Supported by more than 300 stunning photographs, Contemporary Color in the Landscape integrates cutting-edge designers, their landscapes, colour theory, new design ideas, and gorgeous photography into one inspirational, instructional, and must-have guide for design professionals.

  • Covering Ground

    Here are fun and funky first-time projects and activities to get you gardening. Crystal-clear directions and colour photos for:

    • Create gardens for the senses, for cats, a community garden, a garden refuge
    • Use containers for trees, water gardens
    • Try a natural container (tree crotch, log) or craft funky, recycled ones
    • Make a dinosaur garden or not-so-scary-scarecrows

    Trains you on how to be water-wise; tell good bugs from bad bugs; easy projects (growing berries) and more.

  • Daffodil

    Everything you need to know to grow daffodils successfully. An in-depth guide to 13 types of daffodil: large cup, double flower, miniature, fragrant, red, pink, orange, jonquils, etc. Each has a colour photo, detailed description, with tips on cultivation and usage, and notes on up to 10 choice varieties.

    A comprehensive section on growing daffodils offers a profusion of info on planting, caring for and cutting them, combining them with other plants, their history, etc.

  • Delphiniums

    An authoritative colour guide to growing, raising and breeding themajestic flowers of the Ranunculaceae family (eg foxgloves).

    • Expert advice on species in the wild and in cultivation, including the many colours, species and hybrids now available
    • Complete coverage: classification, propagation, hybridising, pests and diseases, etc
    • Tips for creating year-round colour – gardens, containers, patios, cut flowers

  • Down & Dirty
    43 Fun and funky first-time projects and activities to get you, your family and your neighbourhood gardening. Projects are arranged in 4 sections - Basics, Adventures, Accents, Plants - and a sidebar has quick-access page numbers for the recipes, container gardens, and kids and family projects in the 4 sections. Includes:
    * Cool tools
    * Visual guide to good and bad bugs
    * Community gardens
    * Dinosaur garden
    * Photographing gardens
    * Growing herbs, berries, etc.
  • Easy Gardening

    Jane Nicholas and The Duchess of Beaufort make beautiful planting easy by giving 'recipes' for a variety of garden situations. Each recipe (can be used in any sized plot) has a shopping list of what plants you need and how many of each to buy.

    A planting plan shows how to position them and you get all you need to know to look after them. Highly praised!

  • Fix Your Garden

    This beautifully illustrated little book will help you make the most of your outdoor space, even if you've only got a tiny window box.

    Aimed at the first-time homeowner or renter with little or no gardening know-how, it contains a wealth of information on how to make your garden grow and your balcony bloom, from early analysis of the soil to find out which plants will do best, to fixing that weed-covered wilderness of a backyard you've inherited and starting to grow your own fruit and veg.

    With tips on garden design and how to conquer common pests and diseases, this is a crash course in getting your outdoor space sorted, and also contains information on houseplants so you can bring a little bit of the outdoors in.

  • Gardener's A-Z Guide to Flowers

    An essential reference tool for gardeners who grow from seed, suitable for new and experienced. This widely-acclaimed encyclopedia provides instant-access to:

    • Sowing, transplanting and care guidelines for 600 plants, from start to blossom
    • 576 annuals, perennials and bulbs in colour photo gallery with quick-reference info on each plant's characteristics and needs
    • At-a-glance planning chart for selecting 1200+ species by height, colour, bloom time, purposes / region suitability

  • Gardener's Companion to Weeds

    Learn how to identify and control more than 150 common weeds and invasive plants in Australia.

    • An A–Z weed identification guide which describes the habits, and control and disposal methods for aquatic, garden, lawn, pastureland and wasteland weeds and invasive plants
    • Discover the potential benefits and uses of many common weeds – as fertilisers and companion plants
    • Clear colour photos are used for easy identification
    • Index of common and botanical names