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  • Topiary, Knots and Parterres

    Topiary, knots and parterres come in many guises, from the grand and imposing to the humble and folksy. In this book Caroline Foley traces their story through the centuries and across the world. Starting from the topiary of patrician Rome, she moves through the paradise gardens of Islam and the…

  • The Art of Creative Pruning

    In this book, author Jake Hobson outlines an approach that is more creative than traditional topiary and positively encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Instead of peacocks and rabbits you will see boxwood shaped to reveal a row of Russian dolls and hedges carved with graffiti. Innovatively…

  • Topiary

    Topiary, the art of creating sculpture in clipped plants, originated with the Romans and experienced periods of popularity during the Renaissance and Jacobean eras. However, as the fervour for 'natural' landscapes swept through Europe in the eighteenth century, fashion mocked the few gardeners who…

  • Bonsai with Japanese Maples

    Peter Adams discusses the specific horticultural needs of Japanese maples as bonsai subjects, and illustrates proven techniques for creating and maintaining beautiful specimens.

  • The Arts and Crafts Garden

    …worldwide influence. These designs, by luminaries such as Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens, were engaging and romantic combinations of manor-house garden formalism and the naive charms of the cottage garden - but from formally clipped topiary to rugged wild borders, nothing was left to chance.

  • Hedge Britannia

    …its remarkable variety of gardens and hedgerows. He discovered how hedges are among our most ancient monuments, met hedge laying champions and topiary fanatics, and saw the lengths to which some people will go just to annoy the neighbours. Hugh explains how the garden hedge became associated with…

  • Ivies

    …book shows how ivy can be used for a multitude of gardening purposes, from providing excellent ground and wall cover to being trained into topiary shapes and used in containers. A fully illustrated directory covers 50 beautiful varieties within the Hedera genus, each demonstrating the understated…

  • Private Gardens of Paris

    …From Hubert de Givenchy's formal garden, to Kenzo's Japanese-inspired oasis, or from an exotic hideaway with giant tropical ferns and rare flowers, to a symmetrical topiary menagerie, this eclectic range of urban gardens provides inspiration to the expert gardener and garden enthusiast alike.

  • Design Ideas For Your Garden

    From the sculpted topiary at Hidcote Manor to spectacular summer container planting at Powis Castle and stylish contemporary border planting at Packwood House, the gardens of the National Trust are a fantastic source of inspiration for gardeners of all standards. In this book, keen gardener and…

  • National Trust Tour of Britain

    …strange cave houses. Many of them tell fascinating stories and contain remarkable treatures. From little walled gardens to painstakingly perfect topiary to riotously delightful cottage gardens, all sorts of beautiful gardens and grand masterpieces are discovered. And finally, our most ancient…

  • Bonsai Basics

    "The New Pyramid Bonsai Basics" explains in detail all the techniques needed to keep a bonsai alive and in good shape. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence. Filled with over 120 specially commissioned…

  • Keshiki Bonsai

    The next trend in indoor gardening. Keshiki bonsai translated literally means landscape bonsai and often uses three simple elements moss, gravel, and trees. The author has created a new style of bonsai that uses younger plants and a wide variety of containers to create enchanting miniature…

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