Excellent books on gardening, from roots to roses


One of the things we learned during the locker room – it seems a long time ago – is the joy of finding a garden. Then the owners of the garden can tell by their feelings. We have counted our blessings.

But the fruit and vegetable development among young people is now always on the verge of a lasting truth. Although it is not a general gardener point of view, being like Adam in Eden as a sub-creator, it is a view that informs many new garden books.

Monti Don is a gardener, a good, happy, handsome man who makes everything easy in the gardening world. Lucky Monti – He has two acres to work; More than most Londoners. After a long illness, he decided to stick to the TV show and the book. A complete gardener (DK, £ 27).

It is very good, and it explains the principles that anyone can apply. The garden planning phase is particularly healthy (think about space Between Plants). For large gardens, including trees (think before you plant), paths and lawns (including tall grass and grass), but observations working with nature are important for the new generation of gardeners who know the area – we have to plan for long flowering seasons and insects They have open shapes that can and do contain a lot of dead wood and tall grass. On pests, it says, “Live and live.” Haha. I guess every runner never loses his bean plant to ants. But this is a wise, practical, and general guide. Really complete.

Garden God Monti Don

/ Dorling Kindergarten / Marsha Arnold

Sarah Raven A year full of flowers (Bloombergberry, £ 25) A report of her gardening year at her home in Perch Hill, Sussex. Truth be told, it’s a garden sex – an immovable garden and the author’s most enviable way of life. But as the title suggests, it is also a practical guide to getting to the flower path as much as possible throughout the year. Sarah Raven is a maximalist gardener rather than a very good designer: Its purpose is “waves of color, rolling in the garden.” So she plans to do it one month at a time, giving way to beautiful little irises and violets in Helborborne in February. Crocuses and hyacinths in March and then narcissi and daffodils tulips (her specialty), and more tulips, from April.

But there is also a very useful guide for growing flowers: an excellent article on tulips – it is also a practical how-to book. By sowing seeds, forcing Amarilis, designing a series of flower bulbs, for sweet pea propaganda or tape or small pot frames, for brewing vegetable fertilizer tea and creating wildflower grass like bulbs. And seeds. You may want to know your favorite cosmos for flowers and fragrances, “Purity”, then “Dazler”. Buy accordingly.

Growing Roses Q. Gardener’s Guide At Tony Hall (Frances Lincoln, £ 12.99) A simple but not always gardening theme is a good and practical guide. Probably the best advice is to buy roses that are resistant to disease and to buy perfume and appearance. The book provides some useful tips for choosing roses in each category and a few useful tips for things like planting and training roses. Troubleshooting Pests and Diseases There is not much of a solution for the new fashion-related plants – planting roses with salvia, eat on a black dot – but it is a compact, useful guide.

The same author Garden with drought-tolerant plants (Kew Publishing, £ 25) If not now, it speaks of a problem that already exists in many areas – a lack of rain – and that planting for dry conditions does not require your pruning. Suggestions for a variety of plants include many well-known favorites – Lavender, Verbena Bonarinis, Budlia, Whistler and Honey Chicken – as well as my favorite herbs, ornamental grasses …

Oakhill, taken from Earth by Tom Stuart-Smith

/ Alan Polock-Morris

Most of us grow what we eat; And according to my small assignment in a small place, that usually means plants. Mark Deacon Herbal / Cooking Friend (Hardy Grant, £ 26) It is a convenient guide to personal herbs following important recipes. To grow multi-year plants, he recommends a layer of fertilizer at least once a year and a diet every two weeks during the growing season – chamomile or pure tea works well. It is recommended to cut and cool with a little water to care for soft plants. Full-page images are useful for identification and recipes include salts and fats, as well as a variety of plant foods and beverages. Tarragon gimlet, anyone?

With 80 plants worldwide By Jonathan Drore (Lawrence King, £ 20) It is a very thought-provoking guide to the selection of world plants and their cultural heritage. As a botanist, our author travels from Phoenix Fog, Netel and Mistleto here to Europe and Saffron Cruz and Mandake in South Asia to Asia and vanilla in Africa. Each is described by Lucifer Claire in Panach. It is one to explore, and a source of exciting facts. Did you know that overdosing on Nutmeg is effective? Apparently Malcolm X used nutmeg in prison for high; It was banned in US prisons to prevent abuse. Or myrrh, which was used as an antiseptic and incense in Bible times, and was returned to England in a brandy filled with myrrh Nelson’s corpse? There are many such.

Fruit and Vegetable Cornecopy A brief account of the eighteenth-century plant encyclopedia by Caroline Ball (Bodian Library, £ 15) by Bavarian apocryphal Johan Wilhelm Wenman. It was intended to reflect his medicinal and herbal needs, but it is also a beauty product with a selection of fruits and herbs. They include excellent, occasionally beautiful fruits and vegetables, especially in George Erett, brazika and cauliflower, asparagus and world artichokes, salads and leaves. The prints, made of colored mezzanine and handmade plants, are amazing. Who would have thought that the pumpkin might look so weird? Or redcurrants so ethereal?

The Oxford Botanical Garden was first built four centuries ago as a physical garden to support medical training at the university. In 1648, the first catalog recorded some 1,400 plants. Since then it has created the largest collection of plants and arboretum and is an important research center with a collection of historical plants such as the Q. To the roots of the seeds By Stephen Harris (Bodian Library, £ 40) is a well-crafted account of the garden (its roots), its seeds (teaching the place). The other sections – stems, leaves, buds, flowers and fruits – list the history of collecting and classifying plants and plant development. There are wonderful scholars and collectors here from various countries and ceremonies, as well as precious paintings from herbal writings.

Snowdenham House, Suri, UK, Taken from Tom Stewart-Smith

/ Alan Polock-Morris

You can’t do better than Robin Lane Fox for fun browsing A caring garden (Penguin, £ 10.99), fragments of his garden for the Financial Times and still excellent, ten years after the first edition. It’s about flower gardening based on his own gardening experience and the gardening experience at Oxford College – side by side in gardening, or perhaps in some other way. He says the garden is not about biodiversity or saving the planet. It means “trying to grow plants, whatever their origin, and put them in a position that suits them and us.” So.

For gardeners lovers and designers, the garden book is by Tom Stewart-Smith Taken from Earth (Thames and Hudson, ፓ 50), a report on the work of this great gardener, two essays on his techniques and influences, and by Tim Robinson, two dozen in the project, here and around the world. The illustrations are interesting, clear, and detailed analysis, but the best thing about the book is that it is an imaginative and practical poem by Star Smith himself. There is a story about the discovery of a mysterious garden in the casino of Villa Farnez in Capararola, which is very magical.

The concept of garden psychology is about the human spirit as a garden, but the discussion of the lost paradise (it was a garden) is based on, in fact, wonderful places. Whenever I think of gardens and their connection to the landscape, I think, “Every time I see [it] Continuous dialogue between internal and external… The garden will be an alternative to the individual in society, a fortified and influential place… The garden will be a never-ending balance between content and communication. ”Wonderful.


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