Fragrant, delicious, and healthful, herbs make a wonderful addition to any garden. Grow the most popular varieties--coriander, basil, thyme, mint, and many others--using imaginative ideas on designing a special kitchen herb garden. Comprehensive, colorful, and with over 125 color photos, this guide covers site, soil, after-care, propagation, pests, and diseases. Get expert advice on picking, preserving, and storing. A plant directory provides important details on each one.
Discover more than 130 herbs in this authoritative and attractive reference book by horticultural expert Stefan Buczacki. There is at-a-glance information on a wide range of herbs with advice on how to grow them and their best uses - both culinary and ornamental. Designing and planning a herb garden is also considered, with advice on site, soil and style.
The diversity of Britain's gardens reflects the great variety of conditions in different areas, but sometimes the same questions get asked as Stefan Buczacki travels to six very different locations in this book. He offers answers to those specific questions, to help gardeners everywhere to make the most of their particular conditions.
Edited by Stefan Buczacki, best known for his appearances on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, this handbook picks up on the essentials that all gardeners need to know to make better, more beautiful gardens. These include advice on choosing plants and ideas for planting plans.
This charming guide gathers together writings on all aspects of British gardening, from the nineteenth century plant hunters such as 'China' Wilson and the Veitches, who brought seeds and specimens from every corner of the world, to the designers such as Capability Brown and Gertrude Jekyll, who set their mark on gardening styles. In pieces written by the paper's stellar list of gardening correspondents - Vita Sackville-West, Penelope Hobhouse, Monty Don, Carol Klein, not to mention Christopher Lloyd, the grand old man of British gardening - it explores our dedication to the growing garden. And, with stories about the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the building of the great glasshouses at Chatsworth, and the preservation work carried out a Kew, it paints a picture of how history can be unearthed through gardening and emphasises how important it is to preserve our green-fingered heritage. Coming right up to the present day with pieces on the advances at the Eden project, Notes on the Garden is the perfect bedside companion for anyone who loves the feeling of soil between their fingers.
Tells how to plan flower and vegetable gardens and covers soil testing, cultivation, hedges, paths, lawns, greenhouses, container gardening, planting, watering, fertilizers, pruning, and kitchen gardens