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Perennials

Perennials

Designing, Choosing, and Maintaining Easy-care Plantings

Using Perennials as your guide, you can create a garden that will remain beautiful and carefree for years to come - just buy once, plant once, and enjoy year after year. No matter how big your garden is - whether your borders stretch away into the distance or you have only a little corner to cram with colour - this book will help you create the garden of your dreams to enjoy season after season.

The first section shows one how to create great-looking, trouble-free gardens by mixing perennial flowers with grasses, shrubs, annuals and bulbs. The second section introduces one to a whole alphabet of appealing plants. Illustrated with over 300 beautiful photographs of irresistible plants and inspiring gardens.

Special features include:

  • A detailed A-to-Z plant directory of more than 100 perennials.
  • At-a-glance charts provide handy reference for selecting plants by colour, height, foliage, fragrance, growing conditions, and more.
  • GreenTHUMBS sidebars feature tricks for designing, growing and caring for your plants.
  • Perfect Partner sidebars spotlight plants that will make wonderful combinations when grown together.

Published by Reader's Digest
Hardback, 256 pages, 248 x 215 mm

Perennials




Your Vegetable Garden

Your Vegetable Garden

The Complete Vegetable Gardener leads readers through the initial steps of choosing and preparing a site, deciding what to grow, and figuring out what quantities of seeds and plants to buy. There's also information on how to tend a garden as it grows, right through to storing the harvest at the end of the season. At the heart of The Complete Vegetable Gardener are 80 in-depth entries on vegetables from artichokes to zucchini.

288 pages

over 300 illustrations

Your Vegetable Garden




101 Easy to Grow Orchids

101 Easy to Grow Orchids

This beautifully illustrated guide tells you everything you need to know about growing orchids. From selecting the right plants to providing proper growing conditions, this is your complete handbook to keeping your orchids healthy and blooming. In addition to profiling an amazing array of astonishing orchids, you'll learn how to care for your plants in specially-commissioned step-by-step photography and how to identify and deal with common pests and problems.


270 x 215 mm, 192 pages

over 300 illustrations

101 Easy to Grow Orchids




The Decorated Doll's House

The Decorated Doll's House

How to make incredible rooms for your doll's house. A must for anyone with a passion for decorating in miniature.

311 x 235 mm, 128 pages
350 colour photos

The Decorated Doll's House




Young at Heart

Young at Heart

Just like people, pets today are living longer than in the past. But are they as healthy and happy as they could be? David Alderton, a best-selling authority on dogs and their care, explains how to help your dog stay younger for longer, with this lifestyle-oriented manual. Both practical and positive in tone, this book addresses the needs of the growing number of middle-aged and senior dogs in the canine population today. Inside, you'll find out how to keep your dog feeling great in later life. And if he is not the energetic companion he once was, we'll explain how to find your dog's inner puppy and give him a new lease on life.

160 pages, 230 x 160 mm

Young at Heart