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 cult... 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 ... 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 u... 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... 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, com... 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 m... 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 ... 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 s... 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,... 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 requ... read more
1998 Godwit paper back very good copy ISBN: 9781869620202 Title: FERNS FOR NZ GARDENS Author: VAN DER MAST & HOBBS Year: 1998 Format: PAPERBACK
Herbs have been cultivated and used in cooking for centuries, but the cook's herb garden of the 21st century is a far cry from the formal and ornamental gardens of the past. Most gardeners today don't have the space for a dedicated herb gar... read more
The golden age of gardening owes much to the endeavors of a few key people, including Gertrude Jekyll, Vita Sackville West, Australia's Edna Walling and, in New Zealand, Nancy Steen. Born in 1898, Nancy displayed an early talent for garde... read more
This is the new edition of "Gardening with Old Roses". It is a practical and inspirational book for admirers of those popular and beautiful flowers. A brief classification is followed by numerous suggestions on how to use old roses in a range of sit... read more