|Author:||Fabian and Pember, Mat Capomolla|
Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember are back with 'The Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming'. Spend a year in the garden with them, growing vegetables in pots and homemade window boxes, or maybe even a vertical veggie garden if space is tight! Each chapter covers a month of the year and includes advice on which vegg... read more
Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how botanical Latin can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as ... read more
Weeds, like all plants are grouped according to their botanical relationships, such as monocotyledons (eg. grasses, sedges and bulbous plants) and dicotyledons (broadleaf flowering plants). They are also grouped according to their lifecycle, ie whether they are annuals, biennials, perennials or woody plants.
How do you create and maintain a beautiful yet waterwise garden? Neil and Jenny Delmage have been setting the standard in Australian garden design for more than twenty years, creating sustainable, biodiverse, waterwise - and gorgeous - gardens. Their innovative ideas and tried-and-tested methods produce stunning gardens that ... read more
Almost 80 years ago, Keith Murdoch gave his young bride a wedding present that would be of very special significance throughout the intervening years, a small grazing property on the outskirts of Melbourne. They called it Cruden Farm, and it was here that their family grew up and the garden evolved. A born gardener, with a pr... read more
When Sunday and John Reed purchased Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, it was a neglected former dairy farm. At the end of their lives, it was unique among Melbourne's parklands, densely forested with exotic and native flora, with a stunningly beautiful cottage-style kitchen garden the jewel in its crown - in al... read more
Features more than 500 species of the Brisbane area's most familiar wild plants with over 1100 colour photographs along with brief easy to read descriptions of plants and their habitats.
|Author:||Holly Kerr Forsyth|
Brings together gardening tips, historical gardeners, plant information, and the world's most loved gardens, organised into daily readings for the whole year. Australian gardens and gardening festivals are discussed, as well as those found further afield. There is seasonal advice for vegetable and flower growers, and recipes ... read more
A presenter on ABC TV's Gardening Australia for more than 20 years, Colin Campbell is now one of Australia's best-known and respected gardening personalities. Garden Talk provides the answers to most of the problems experienced in growing vegetables, fruit and ornamentals, and also deals in some depth with soil management and fertilisers.
Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create ... read more
|Author:||Angus Stewart (London School of Economics)|
Out of the thousands of Australian plants worthy of garden space, here are the top 500, as edited and selected by Angus Stewart. These are the tried and tested, the popular cultivars, the ones that won't turn up their heels and die on you - and are available commercially. Over the last few decades, the native plants that had ... read more
Step into the world of our least admired botanical companions, peel back the layers of prejudice, and discover the finer side of the plants we call weeds. This book reveals how to distinguish a tasty sandwich-filler from its dangerous look-alike, which weeds are among the most nutritious vegetables ever tested, and how you co... read more
The first real book to be published on growing food in tropical climates.
Experience some of the most impressive residential Gardens from around the globe. Each page is an exercise in amazement for the reader, with stunning examples of pool, garden and landscape design from the best professionals in the world. These up-to-date gardens are executed to the highest standards, sharing their secrets for... read more
Vegetables, fruits and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a mat... read more
Learn how to incorporate multi-ethnic flavors in your everyday meals with this visually stunning cookbook that provides strategies for both weeknight cooking and special occasions, using local and seasonal foods. Kelley's backyard kitchen garden is fresh, organic, and yields flavor-rich produce. Complete with a pet goat and A... read more
|Author:||National Library of Australia|
The banksia is quintessentially Australian. Known and loved for its brush-like flowers and sweet honey nectar, the plant embodies both the beauty and harshness of the Australian landscape. Little Books of Banksias features poems and extracts by some of Australias greatest poets, including Dorothy Hewett, Archie Weller and Dou... read more
Annette McFarlane takes on organic fruit growing. In this practical, no-fail guide, Annette makes fruit growing easy with advice on: soil preparation, drainage, waterwise design, nutrition, coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance), propagation, purchasing and planting, pruning and training, pollination, p... read more
|Author:||Angus Stewart (London School of Economics)|
Angus Stewart has worked for decades on selecting and breeding Australian plants to make them more gardener-friendly. Creating an Australian Garden not only passes on the knowledge gained from Angus's extensive experience as a plant breeder - it empowers us all to unlock the secrets of cleverly designed Australian gardens tha... read more
RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots is the natural successor to Carol Klein's bestselling RHS Grow your own Veg, which has sold more than 300,000 copies since publication. With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques. Follow 30 tried-and-tested contai... read more