The Royal Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses


Author: Deni Bown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405300599

Category: Cookery (Herbs)

Page: 448

View: 9662

The definitive guide to the uses and cultivation of herbs. bull; bull;Covers the practical uses and fascinating history of herbs from around the globe bull;Comprehensive A-Z of herbs, with cultivation, propagation and harvesting information bull;Features all the beneficial properties of herbs, including culinary, medicinal and commercial uses bull;Special warning symbol alerts you to potentially toxic or harmful herbs

The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass


Author: James Cullen,Sabina G. Knees,H. Suzanne Cubey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521761646

Category: Gardening

Page: 660

View: 8531

The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume 5 completes the series, and includes many important ornamental families, such as Labiatae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Acanthaceae, Campanulaceae, and the largest family of Dicotyledons, the Compositae.

Backyard Medicine

Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies


Author: Julie Bruton-Seal,Matthew Seal

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626368694

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5344

With this “wonderful book all herbalists need,” you can learn to make your own teas, tinctures, poultices, and more (David Hoffmann, BSc FNIMH). Modern medicine is truly a blessing. Advances are made with astonishing speed every day, using both science and technology to make our lives longer and healthier. But if the era of modern medicine began less than two hundred years ago, how did people treat sickness and poor health before then? This book holds the answer. Researched and written by a practicing medical herbalist and natural healer, Backyard Medicine is the basis for a veritable natural pharmacy that anyone can create. Featuring over 120 easily made herbal home remedies and fully illustrated with nearly three hundred color photographs, this book offers fascinating insights into the literary, historic, and global applications of fifty common wild plants and herbs that can be used in medicines. Anyone who wants to improve his or her health in a completely natural way will find this book to be an absolute must-have for their home—and garden.

The Garden


Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain).

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horticulture

Page: N.A

View: 7407

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

A Step-by-step Guide to Key Skills for Every Gardener


Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845337322

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 788

This step-by-step guide to essential Royal Horticultural Society gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading RHS specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority. Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.

Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living


Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846948061

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

View: 3171

For the witch whose career confines them to an urban environment, regular Craft practice may often seem like a futile gesture, especially if home is a small, gardenless-flat. Even the suburbs can be magically incapacitating, if there is constant noise from traffic and neighbours. People work long hour without having the opportunity to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. Weekends are a constant battle with family, domestic chores and socialising. It’s no wonder that the urban witch has little time left for magical and spiritual development.Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living deals with the constant barrage of psychic problems that confront the urban witch on a daily basis. Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice. This book is part of the Traditional Witchcraft Series. Other titles in the series are Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore(Jan 2012), Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows (Mar 2012) and Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests (Mar 2012).

Practical herb garden

a comprehensive A-Z directory and gardener's guide to growing herbs successfully


Author: Jessica Houdret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843092414

Category: Herb gardening

Page: 256

View: 9040

The European Garden Flora: Dicotyledons (part IV)


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fruit

Page: N.A

View: 9473

Hardiness zone map for Europe included, with explanation on previous page. Identification manual for ornamental plants cultivated throughout the world. Comprehensive keys are provided at the family, genus, and species levels.