Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142229

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Fruit

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142199

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 560

You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. Includes: * guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing * handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit * practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Bulbs

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142156

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring colour and interest to gardens all year round. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs or form the basis of stunning borders. This definitive guide gives you Alan Titchmarsh's advice on how to plant bulbs for best effect in your garden. * A-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes * Easy-to-follow plans show how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year * Practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors and for cutting * Planting and growing techniques * Seasonal planting for year-round colour and scent

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Container Gardening

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142172

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Expert advice on hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and sink gardens. Advice on compatibility of containers and plants such as bulbs, climbers and fruit and vegetables, and how to arrange them for maximum visual and olfactory impact. Includes: * style solutions for all types of garden * comprehensive advice on plant selection * guidance on seasonal care, repotting, watering and feeding * tips on how to achieve year-round colour and scent Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Grow Your Own Plants

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141567

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 1840

One of the most exciting aspects of gardening is growing your own plants from scratch. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how simple it is to propagate plants by following a few basic techniques. Learn how to produce a flourishing garden filled with ornamental and edible plants, at very little expense. * Demystified, down-to-earth approach to propagation * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams * A–Z directory with recommended propagation techniques for each plant * Key tips on taking cuttings, sowing seed, layering and division * Guidance on promoting growth of young plants

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Vegetables and Herbs

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448140536

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 9969

Learn all the tricks to grow vegetables from seed, maintain mature plants, keep the pests at bay and produce a sustainable crop in your vegetable garden. Includes: * A-Z of vegetables and herbs, how to grow your own and harvest them * advice on feeding, watering and combating pests, weeds and diseases * practical tips on preparing and improving soil * how to manage your plot to ensure year-round produce Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced gardening techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.

My Secret Garden

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141346

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this horticultural memoir Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the eight years in which the garden has been made, My Secret Garden allows us access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces - from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wild flower meadows and a stunning winter garden - Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With the plot encompassing fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy. Driven by Alan's infectious and informative style, My Secret Garden is a fascinating, amusing and inspiring book.

When I was a Nipper

The Way We Were in Disappearing Britain

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846072026

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

View: 2983

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this new diary Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the five years in which the garden has been made, My Secret Garden allows us access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces - from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wild flower meadows and a stunning winter garden - Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With the plot encompassing raised vegetable gardens and fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and l

Ground Force Garden Handbook

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh,Charlie Dimmock,Tommy Walsh,Sue Fisher

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563537359

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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This resource offers advice on maintaining a garden without letting it taking over your life. The book has sections allocated to each of the authors' specialities—Alan talks about plant choice and general care; Charlie deals with containers, ponds, and fountains; and Tommy looks after fences, furniture, and hard surfaces.