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Bee hotel : all you need to know in one concise manual

Bee hotel : all you need to know in one concise manual

Orlow, Melanie von, 1970- author
2019

As concern about the welfare of our bee populations grows, it is clear that action is needed, not only on a national level but also in on an individual basis, in our own back gardens. Nurturing your own insect population is of huge benefit to your garden, as well as the bees, with beneficial insects keeping pests down and encouraging plant growth and propagation. In Bee Hotels, you'll discover what wild bees and others need the most, and how you can provide it by building them a home. From a 'one-hour hotel' to a true 'romantic retreat', here you'll find numerous ideas for creating insect dwellings, whether you live in a flat with a balcony, a town house with a terrace, or have a suburban or countryside garden. With step-by-step instructions, material checklists and exact dimensions for the individual parts, you can get started straight away.

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Container gardener's handbook : pots, techniques, and projects to transform any space

Container gardener's handbook : pots, techniques, and projects to transform any space

Tophill, Frances, author
2019

"BBC Gardeners' World presenter Frances Tophill provides forty-one step-by-step projects for creative and sustainable container gardens. She covers a range of different planting schemes and types of container, from urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets. Frances offers expert advice on what to grow and how to grow it, from bonsai, bulbs, and bamboo to tumbling and creeping plants and flowers"--Page 4 of cover.

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How to create your garden : ideas & advice for transforming your outdoor space

How to create your garden : ideas & advice for transforming your outdoor space

Frost, Adam (Garden designer)
2020

How to Create Your Garden will give you the confidence and skills to create your dream outdoor space, no matter what sort of area you are working with. Bit by bit, bed by bed, Adam Frost shows you how to plan and plant up a beautiful, functional garden that works for you and your family - all without breaking the bank or needing to know endless Latin plant names.

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The new gardener's handbook : everything you need to know to grow a beautiful & bountiful garden

The new gardener's handbook : everything you need to know to grow a beautiful & bountiful garden

Beyers, Daryl.
2020

From one of the experts at the New York Botanical Garden, this guide shares the science of good gardening in a design-forward, beginner-friendly way that will appeal to new gardeners everywhere.

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Succulents at home : choosing, growing, and decorating with the easiest houseplant ever

Succulents at home : choosing, growing, and decorating with the easiest houseplant ever

Tullock, John H., 1951- author.
2019

"Grow happy, healthy succulents Succulents have become some of the most popular houseplants, and with good reason: they're easy to grow...most of the time. But what happens when a plant outgrows its pot? Did you know succulents can get sunburned? How do you turn one plant into more plants? In Succulents at Home, expert gardener John Tullock addresses these questions and many more. Here, readers will learn to make the most of their plants from the how and why of soil and container choice to step-by-step instructions for repotting, propagating new succulents, and creating arrangements like terrariums and wreaths. The book is complete with a catalog of 75 species-flower-shaped echeverias, pointy haworthias, flowering kalanchoes, round mammillaria cacti, and more-which explains special care instructions for each variety. Tullock's friendly voice and years of experience, and more than 100 color photographs, make this a must-have guide for fool-proof succulent gardening. And with a focus on growing succulents to enjoy indoors, this is a book for plant lovers in all regions and climates."-- Provided by publisher.

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Vertical gardening : a complete guide to growing food, herbs, and flowers in small spaces

Vertical gardening : a complete guide to growing food, herbs, and flowers in small spaces

Johns, Jason, author.
2019

"A vertical garden can run the gamut from a simple arrangement of flowers in a large container on a deck to an elaborate display of strawberries and geraniums amid climbing peas and vines of small squash growing up a backyard fence. Any upright structure that can support vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers, whether these plants are in containers or in the ground, can be used in vertical gardening. Although vertical gardening is of particular interest to apartment dwellers and to city residents with limited yard space, it's also used by suburban and rural gardeners to grow vining plants up supports, so valuable space can be freed up for root crops. Gardening expert Jason Johns offers examples of many types of vertical gardens and gives suggestions for the most appropriate plants to grow vertically. He also gives tips for how to plan a vertical garden to take advantage of sunlight, allow for easy watering and care, and provide protection from wind and insect damage. Included are many photographs illustrating innovative and creative vertical gardening containers and arrangements."--Amazon.com.

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