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  • 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…

    £5.99
  • 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…

    £50.00
  • Niwaki

    Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique…

    £25.00
  • 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.

    £25.00
  • 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.

    £8.99
  • 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…

    £8.99
  • 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…

    £6.99
  • 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…

    £16.99
  • 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…

    £5.99
  • Home Gardener's Bonsai

    Home Gardener's Bonsai is the essential guide to the art and craft of growing bonsai in the garden or in the house. With topics ranging from watering and feeding to spirit and aesthetics, it provides an all-in-one guide to this ancient and fascinating hobby. The book features advice on looking for…

    £4.99
  • RHS The Little Book of Bonsai

    Become an instant expert in the art of growing miniature trees with this myth-busting book. Growing bonsai really isn't as hard as most people think, in fact, they are no more difficult to look after than other pot plants, and easier than many. This book makes the job even easier by breaking down…

    £10.00
  • The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai

    This book defines and describes the ancient craft of bonsai, explaining the best trees and shrubs to use as well as the importance of size, proportion and aesthetics. The art of display is also examined, with useful advice on pots and containers, as well as how to display bonsai indoors and…

    £10.99
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