Anyone who has ever visited Central knows it's a special place. That the gardens of Central are equally distinctive and exist in the face of a challenging climactic range that says they shouldn't also goes without saying. Yet despite the soaring summer heat and the searing wind, the relentless snowfall and sudden blackening f... read more
While Fionna will be the first to tell you she's not actually a Granny in the biological sense, she is most definitely a wise woman of the world who meets all the criteria for anyone's favourite Gran. When she decided to improve her health and grow her own food she had to find somewhere to grow it. Living in urban Auckland se... read more
An invaluable companion to Yates Garden Guide, our most popular and highly respected gardening reference, Yates Garden Planner will help you become a better gardener. With clearly set out and easy-to-follow weekly and monthly tips, useful gardening information and planting guides for each major Australasian climatic zone, Yat... read more
|Series:||(Yates Young Gardener)|
Following the success of Yates Young Gardener: Growing Things to Eat, Janice Marriott's latest gardening book is packed full of ideas for outside fun and learning. With experiments like making shrunken heads, a butterfly feeding jar or fungus garden, or even designing a dream garden, this book is packed full of activities for... read more
This new revised edition of the only comprehensive guide to NZ's ferns and fern allies, includes all native species and subspecies, plus all the established, introduced species, Keys and descriptions enable them to be readily identified, and all are superbly illustrated.
"Prof" Walker" gives advice on how to improve and maintain good soil fertility and ensure the right balance of essential nutrients, water and light. The book covers a wide range of vegetables and advice is given on the choice of cultivar, the recognition of pests, diseases and nutritient deficiencies and what to do about them... read more
A completely revised and updated version of Muriel Fisher's original text first published in 1970. Changes in garden styles and nomenclature have necessitated the revision, as has the increased knowledge and sophisitication of New Zealand gardeners. It includes over 120 photographs.
How, when and why we prune - a comprehensive guide to pruning that is specific to New Zealand conditions.
Everyone can grow plants for free and this informative handbook shows you how. Based on the best-selling Gardens for Free, this book describes how to propagate over 1000 common plants, with specific instructions on 250 of New Zealand's most popular ornamental plants. This comprehensive guide includes . deciding which me... read more
The essence of successful tree growing is choosing the right tree for the purpose and the climatic and physical restraints of the site. This text provides a reference to over 400 commerically available tree genera, species and cultivars, guiding the reader through different aspects of tree growing.
|Author:||Geoff Bryant & Eion Scarrow|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 1996.|
Whether starting from scratch with a new garden or redeveloping an old one, The Complete New Zealand Gardener will guide you through the major decisions you will need to make, and help you create and look after your ultimate garden. This large, comprehensive, practical gardening book has been writted specifically for New Zea... read more
This superb book for New Zealand gardeners is a special edition combining the previously published A Book of Gardens and the ever popular New Zealand Town and Country Gardens. It contains over 450 photographs to showcase our most beautiful gardens and the lively,practical text descrives how you can create costal gardens, subt... read more
This practical work describes the soil preparation for and cultivation of hostas, and gives information on their propagation and tips on preventing disease and pests.
This book showcases over 30 of New Zealand's most magnificent gardens, from the Far North to Southland, and Stewart Island. Since the author's first visit here, he has been amazed at the variety of the plants grown in New Zealand, combined with the country's spectacular scenery and the skills of local gardeners and landscaper... read more
This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z guide to more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various a... read more
Hydrangeas are wonderfully versatile. These hardy all-rounders can be enjoyed as formal shrubs in a courtyard, as a splash of colour in a woodland garden, a container plant on a patio or as a source of exceptionally long-lasting cut flowers. Their popularity continues to increase and many exciting new varieties are now availa... read more
Transform your garden with an original work of art based on your favourite art icons - be it a Mondrian-inspired cube, a Japanese print, a pebble mosaic, or the brilliant colours of a Van Gogh. This accessible do-it-yourself book shows you how to create unique pieces for every style of garden, large or small, from sleek minim... read more
The cook's salad garden shows how to achieve an exciting and varied, year-round supply of salad vegetables. From the familiar, such as lettuce and cabbage, to the unusual, such as orach and mizuna, information is given on the cultivation, harvesting and preparation of a marvellous array of salad vegetables. Nuerius tempting r... read more
This illustrated guide is an introduction to the possibilities of cultivating vireya rhododendrons. It includes information on: the discovery and cultivation history of these relative newcomers; details of cultural requirements, care and maintenance, and propagation; suggestions for using vireyas in landscaping; and a discuss... read more