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100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
Since its first publication, this book has been an indispensable guide for gardeners wishing to use New Zealand plants. Now extensively revised, it features inspirational and practical advice on 100 species that are easy to grow and maintain, across a range of climates. It lists each plant's likes and dislikes and gives sage advice for care and maintenace and for combatting pests and problems. It suggests how your soil can be best prepared for maximum growing results and gives creative landscaping tips for combining textures and forms to maximum effect. Engagingly written by the head gardener at Larnach Castle, whose gardens are world-renowned, it deserves a place on every gardener's book shelf.

Title: 100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
Author: EADIE FIONA M
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Price: $48.00
RRP: $48.00
Imprint: Godwit Press
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN: 9781775536512
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $48.00
100 Flower Garlands
100 Flower Garlands
In this book you will find garlands, circles and wreaths for all seasons and occasions - weddings, Valentine's Day, Christmas and more. There are beautiful designs ranging from the very simple to more elaborate creations - make a green and white fruit blossom wreath to celebrate the arrival of spring, a sunflower swag to remind you of long summer days, a traditional harvest swag for autumn, and a bay and orange swag as a winter mantelpiece decoration. Basic wiring and taping methods are described and illustrated step by step. Whatever the season, this stimulating project book has something to make every occasion special.

Title: 100 Flower Garlands
Author: BARNETT FIONA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/05/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Hermes
Publisher: Anness Publishing
ISBN: 9780857231468
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
An Agricultural Testament
An Agricultural Testament
The purpose of this book is to draw attention to the destruction of the earth's capital - the soil; to indicate some of the consequences of this; and to suggest methods by which the lost fertility can be restored and maintained.

Title: An Agricultural Testament
Author: HOWARD SIR ALBERT
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/07/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781388187484
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $38.00
Around the World in 80 Trees
Around the World in 80 Trees
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.

In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water.

Each of these strange and true tales - populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts - is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.

Title: Around the World in 80 Trees
Author: DRORI JONATHAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Laurance King
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786271617
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Beth Chattos Shade Garden Shade Loving Plants for Year Round Interest
Beth Chattos Shade Garden Shade Loving Plants for Year Round Interest
First published as Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden by Cassell in 2002, this Pimpernel Classic edition includes a new afterword by David Ward, Garden and Nursery Director at Beth Chatto's Garden and a new introduction by Beth Chatto. 'Most gardens have dark areas - a north-facing border, an area shaded by a hedge, fence or house wall, a bed in the shade cast by shrubs or trees with greedy roots - and for many gardeners these are a challenge, and often a trial. Fortunately there are plants adapted by Nature to a vast range of conditions and, by choosing suitable plants, we can transform almost any problem site into something beautiful.' In this book legendary plantswoman Beth Chatto shows how the problem of shade in a garden can be turned to advantage. She tells how she transformed a dark, derelict site into a woodland garden that is tranquil and serene yet full of life and interest in every season. She describes, too, a wealth of plants that will thrive in shady beds and borders and on walls.

Title: Beth Chattos Shade Garden Shade Loving Plants for Year Round Interest
Author: CHATTO BETH
Series: Pimpernel Garden Classics
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Price: $80.00
RRP: $80.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Pimpernel Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781910258224
Available stock: 1
Price: $80.00
Blooms Contemporary Floral Design
Blooms Contemporary Floral Design
A glorious survey of work by more than 70 contemporary floral designers who are extending the boundaries of their art

Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form. This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design. Blooms showcases the work of more than 70 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh. It's an expertly curated, gorgeously produced collection of talent that offers insight into the profound effect that floristry has on today's visual culture and on the world of design itself.

Title: Blooms Contemporary Floral Design
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Price: $80.00
RRP: $80.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714878591
Available stock: 1
Price: $80.00
Brief Life of Flowers
Brief Life of Flowers
The beauty of flowers is well known, inspiring creative minds from Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. But they've also played a key part in forming the past, and may shape our future.



Roses and thistles have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations. We wear poppies to remember the First World War, but it was the elderflower that treated its wounded soldiers. A rose might mend a broken heart, and sunflowers may just save our planet.



At once enchanting and intriguing, THE BRIEF LIFE OF FLOWERS reveals how even the most ordinary of flowers have extraordinary stories to tell.

Title: Brief Life of Flowers
Author: STAFFORD FIONA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: John Murray
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781473686373
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00
Build a Better Vegetable Garden
Build a Better Vegetable Garden
Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure.From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you'll need and a relative skills rating.Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.

Title: Build a Better Vegetable Garden
Author: RUSSELL JOYCE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Frances Lincoln
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711238428
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Caroles Flower Truck
Caroles Flower Truck
Title: Caroles Flower Truck
Author: BOWDEN CAROLE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/10/2015
Price: $30.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869538866
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Coastal Garden Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
Coastal Garden Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
The Coastal Garden is essential reading for gardeners and garden designers interested in native plants and wanting to reconnect with their location, using both plant and site knowledge to stimulate design and planting ideas. Landform, location, geology and life-forms are inextricably woven together into distinctive landscapes around New Zealand's shores. Chapter by chapter, The Coastal Garden investigates these differing environments and draws on ecological knowledge to inspire designers. Not just information about individual species, but ideas about communities of plants and the conditions they are responding to. Approaches to small gardens, large gardens and restoration projects along the coast vary, so there are tips for dealing with irrigation, nutrients and pests to suit plus a quick-reference plant identification section. There is a section devoted to colour palettes and textures of the native coast, and tips for hard landscaping and utility planting. The Coastal Garden is essential reading, not just for the enthusiastic gardener and professional landscape designer but also for all of those interested in the protection of our threatened coast.

Title: Coastal Garden Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
Author: GABITES ISOBEL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/10/2015
Price: $10.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Potton & Burton
Publisher: Potton & Burton
ISBN: 9781927213261
Available stock: 8
Price: $10.00
Collins Botanical Bible A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants
Collins Botanical Bible A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants
The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art.

This stunning gift book is part history, part science, part beauty book, part cookbook and part art book. It will appeal to anyone wanting to use plants and flowers in modern life, whether they are an accomplished gardener or are simply yearning for a more natural life. This comprehensive guide to plants, flowers and botanicals covers a host of practical uses, features vintage illustrations alongside the work of current artists, and is sure to be an inspiration to anyone interested in the natural world.

Title: Collins Botanical Bible A Practical Guide to Wild & Garden Plants
Author: ELLIS SONYA PATEL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008262273
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $65.00
Companion Planting in NZ
Companion Planting in NZ
In this age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, this book is the ideal guide to working with nature. Every tip in this book has worked for somebody - why it worked may be a mystery, but the result of a healthy crop is the greatest reward for a gardener.

Title: Companion Planting in NZ
Author: LITTLE BRENDA
Edition: 01
Year: 0007
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/07/2000
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781877246418
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00