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The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination (Paperback, Main): Richard Mabey The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination (Paperback, Main)
Richard Mabey 2
R312 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R96 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab - and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower. Ranging widely across science, art and cultural history, poetry and personal experience, Mabey puts plants centre stage, and reveals a true botanical cabaret, a world of tricksters, shape-shifters and inspired problem-solvers, as well as an enthralled audience of romantics, eccentric amateur scientists and transgressive artists. The Cabaret of Plants celebrates the idea that plants are not simply 'the furniture of the planet', but vital, inventive, individual beings worthy of respect - and that to understand this may be the best way of preserving life together on Earth.

Make Your Place - Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Raleigh Briggs Make Your Place - Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Raleigh Briggs
R297 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R71 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States - The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape (Hardcover):... Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States - The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape (Hardcover)
Tony Dove, Ginger Woolridge
R690 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R174 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
In and Out of the Garden (Hardcover, New edition): Sara Midda In and Out of the Garden (Hardcover, New edition)
Sara Midda 2
R399 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R87 (22%) In stock

Sara Midda's richly illustrated "In and Out of the Garden" has delighted readers and critics alike. Diana Vreeland praised it as "delightful and delicious," and Laura Ashley called it "pure inspiration."
The most elegant and subtle of books to give and to have, it evokes the English gardens of Sara Midda's childhood, sowing the imagination with glorious images. Dozens and dozens of illustrations and tender reflections recall a hut in the wood, or a topiary maze, a summer day spent podding peas, or an herb patch that yields Biblical fragrances. Ruby-red radishes are the jewels of the underworld. Myriad colors fall upon warm green moss. Painted with Sara Midda's fine brush, it is a book of lasting enchantment.

The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden - Beautiful Objects and Agreeable Retreats (Hardcover): Kate Felus The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden - Beautiful Objects and Agreeable Retreats (Hardcover)
Kate Felus; Foreword by Roy Strong 1
R578 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R144 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Georgian landscape gardens are among the most visited and enjoyed of the UK's historical treasures. The Georgian garden has also been hailed as the greatest British contribution to European Art, seen as a beautiful composition created from grass, trees and water - a landscape for contemplation. But scratch below the surface and history reveals these gardens were a lot less serene and, in places, a great deal more scandalous.Beautifully illustrated in colour and black & white, this book is about the daily life of the Georgian garden. It reveals its previously untold secrets from early morning rides through to evening amorous liaisons. It explains how by the eighteenth century there was a desire to escape the busy country house where privacy was at a premium, and how these gardens evolved aesthetically, with modestly-sized, far-flung temples and other eye-catchers, to cater for escape and solitude as well as food, drink, music and fireworks. Its publication coincides with the 2016 tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's greatest ever landscape gardener, and the book is uniquely positioned to put Brown's work into its social context.

RHS Small Garden Handbook - Making the most of your outdoor space (Hardcover): Andrew Wilson RHS Small Garden Handbook - Making the most of your outdoor space (Hardcover)
Andrew Wilson; Contributions by Royal Horticultural Society 1
R501 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R104 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!

The Little Book of Gardening Tips (Hardcover): William Fortt The Little Book of Gardening Tips (Hardcover)
William Fortt
R117 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A book for intrepid green fingers everywhere. A bumper crop of professional and practical tips geared towards the most effective forms of garden planning, composting, planting, pruning, feeding and repairing. From how to get the best out of your soil and guarding against slugs to the perfect position for your greenhouse and digging a potato patch ... it's all here, and more - dig in!

Bougainvillea (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Bougainvillea (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The New Seed Starters Handbook (Paperback): Nancy Bubel, Jean Nick The New Seed Starters Handbook (Paperback)
Nancy Bubel, Jean Nick
R391 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R111 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everything cultivated begins with a seed, and with more than 50,000 copies sold, Rodale's The New Seed Starters Handbook has been the source for expert information on raising healthy seedlings since its release in 1988. This revised version of the staple seed book is an easy-to-use reference that gives readers the most up-to-date information on how to start seeds successfully and grow their favorite plants from year to year. The New Seed Starters Handbook presents step- by-step guides to starting plants from seed, which allows for earlier harvests, greater variety, and healthier seedlings. It a Iso presents an encyclopedia of more than 200 plants-including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs-with details on how to start each from seed. This is the perfect guide for gardeners of every level -from novice to veteran.

Hole's Dictionary of Hardy Perennials - A Buyer's Guide for Professionals, Collectors and Gardeners (Hardcover): Jim... Hole's Dictionary of Hardy Perennials - A Buyer's Guide for Professionals, Collectors and Gardeners (Hardcover)
Jim Hole, Stephen Raven; Edited by Stephen Raven
R935 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R365 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This dictionary features detailed accounts covering 6000 perennial varities. Each account contains information about height, spread, color, growth, flower shape and more. The book includes over 300 color photgraphs and a 32-page color insert. A valuable asset for both horticulture professionals and amateur gardening enthusiasts alike.

Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique, Et de M�decine Rurale Tome 9 (French, Paperback):... Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique, Et de M�decine Rurale Tome 9 (French, Paperback)
Rozier-F
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique Tome 5 (French, Paperback): Rozier-F Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique Tome 5 (French, Paperback)
Rozier-F
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dictionnaire Pratique d'Horticulture Et de Jardinage. Tome 2 (French, Paperback): Nicholson-G Dictionnaire Pratique d'Horticulture Et de Jardinage. Tome 2 (French, Paperback)
Nicholson-G
R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, �conomique Et de M�decine Rurale Et V�t�rinaire. Tome 7 (French,... Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, �conomique Et de M�decine Rurale Et V�t�rinaire. Tome 7 (French, Paperback)
Rozier-F
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Manuel Pratique de Jardinage (7e �d.) (�d.1868) (French, Paperback, 1868 ed.): Courtois G. Manuel Pratique de Jardinage (7e �d.) (�d.1868) (French, Paperback, 1868 ed.)
Courtois G.
R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Oeconomie G n rale de la Campagne Ou Nouvelle Maison Rustique, Tome II (French, Paperback): Liger L. Oeconomie G n rale de la Campagne Ou Nouvelle Maison Rustique, Tome II (French, Paperback)
Liger L.
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
L'Art de Greffer Les Arbres, Arbrisseaux Et Arbustes Fruitiers, Forestiers Ou d'Ornement (French, Paperback): Baltet... L'Art de Greffer Les Arbres, Arbrisseaux Et Arbustes Fruitiers, Forestiers Ou d'Ornement (French, Paperback)
Baltet C.
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Le Jardinier Fran�ois, Qui Enseigne � Cultiver Les Arbres Et Herbes Potag�res (�d.1651) (French, Paperback, 1651 ed.):... Le Jardinier Fran�ois, Qui Enseigne � Cultiver Les Arbres Et Herbes Potag�res (�d.1651) (French, Paperback, 1651 ed.)
De Bonnefons N.
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dictionnaire Pratique d'Horticulture Et de Jardinage. Tome 3 (French, Paperback): Nicholson-G Dictionnaire Pratique d'Horticulture Et de Jardinage. Tome 3 (French, Paperback)
Nicholson-G
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
L'Abbaye Des Trois-Fontaines - Situ�e Aux Eaux-Salviennes, Pr�s de Rome (French, Paperback): Gabriel L'Abbaye Des Trois-Fontaines - Situ�e Aux Eaux-Salviennes, Pr�s de Rome (French, Paperback)
Gabriel
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique Tome 4 (French, Paperback): Rozier-F Cours Complet d'Agriculture Th�orique, Pratique, �conomique Tome 4 (French, Paperback)
Rozier-F
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Le Champignon de Couche, Culture Bourgeoise Et Commerciale, R�colte Et Conservation (French, Paperback): Lachaume J. Le Champignon de Couche, Culture Bourgeoise Et Commerciale, R�colte Et Conservation (French, Paperback)
Lachaume J.
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Manuel Complet Du Treillageur Et Du Menuisier Des Jardins (Ed.1836) (French, Paperback, 1836 ed.): A. O. Paulin-D Esormeaux Manuel Complet Du Treillageur Et Du Menuisier Des Jardins (Ed.1836) (French, Paperback, 1836 ed.)
A. O. Paulin-D Esormeaux
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Virago Book Of Women Gardeners (Hardcover): Deborah Kellaway The Virago Book Of Women Gardeners (Hardcover)
Deborah Kellaway 1
R357 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From diggers and weeders, to artists and colourists, writers and dreamers to trend-setters, plantswomen to landscape designers, women have contributed to the world of gardening and gardens. Here Deborah Kellaway, author of The Making of an English Country Garden and Favourite Flowers , has collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, to create a book that is replete with anecdotes and good-humoured advice. Colette, Margery Fish, Germaine Greer, Eleanor Sinclair Rohde, Vita Sackville-West, Rosemary Verey, Edith Wharton and Dorothy Wordsworth are some of the writers represented in this book.

The Joy of Gardening (Hardcover): Vanessa Berridge The Joy of Gardening (Hardcover)
Vanessa Berridge 1
R231 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of gardening, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of gardening.

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