• Secrets of Great Botanists
    Secrets of Great Botanists
    Botanists have been the trailblazers in discovering how plants work to benefit our species, collecting many of the plant-species we find in our gardens today from all around the world. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories and reveals the secrets of 35 of these botanists, plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present. This includes Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North, highlighting the qualities that brought them success. Every botanist included in The Secrets of Great Botanists was, or is, passionate about their particular specialty. Whether they were searching for plants in wild places, prescribing herbal medicines or forming new structures of plant classification, they were driven by an insatiable desire to learn and discover, so that we, as humans, might benefit from improved crops, medicines or gardens. Through the vibrancy of botanical photographs and beautifully illustrated period botanical watercolours, this book aims to teach readers about the observations, ideas, secrets and discoveries of these ground-breaking botanists. Their influence on gardening and the wider world will provide inspiration and practical guidance for budding gardeners of all levels and inspire readers to try these plants and tips at home.

    ISBN: 9781925820256
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Biggs, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Small Garden Design
    Small Garden Design
    Paul Bangay is renowned for the expansive and elegant gardens with classical lines and symmetrical plantings that he has created in Australia and all over the world. Yet gardens on this grand scale are not accessible to everyone. With more of us living in apartments, townhouses and terraces, our gardens are now being squeezed into small spaces such as balconies, courtyards, lightwells or rooftops - and this makes for challenging garden design.

    In Small Garden Design, Paul applies his 25 years of experience with gardens of all sizes to reveal how best to structure, design and choose plants for small spaces. Chapters on Balconies & Terraces, Rooftops, Inner City, Lightwells and Courtyards are lavishly illustrated with photos by Simon Griffiths and enhanced with lots of practical tips on plant types, paving, irrigation, soil, outdoor dining, lighting and making the space appear larger. In this accessible and practical book, Paul shows us 'how to make the most of the small space you have, and how to transform it into the paradise that we all aspire to'.

    ISBN: 9780143785774
    Publication date: 16/04/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Bangay, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Stonefields by the Seasons
    Stonefields by the Seasons
    Paul Bangay's celebrated Victorian property, Stonefields, has now been under his expert care for 15 years. Today, his vision is complete and the garden is mature and more beautiful than ever.

    In this new book, Paul takes the reader through the changing seasons to highlight different aspects of the garden and the trusted design and planting principles he has applied at Stonefields. From the vibrant autumn colours in the woodland, to the jubilant flowering of the crab apple trees in October and the harvesting of vegetables in the summer, this is a delightful and exquisitely photographed journey through the garden that tells the story of its evolution since The Garden at Stonefields was published in 2013. Sharing practical advice, too, Paul explains the gardener's essential quarterly tasks as well as his favourite and recommended plants for each season.

    But this is also a beautiful book of reflection on a much-loved garden to which a gardener has dedicated many years of time and care. Looking back on all he has achieved in this treasured space, Paul muses on creativity, achievements and disappointments, the human connection to the changing Australian landscape and the inevitabilities of change and the passage of time. More than just an intimate tour around Stonefields today, this book is an invitation to reflect on the meaning and rich rewards of gardening itself.

    ISBN: 9781760895082
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Bangay, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore a Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook
    Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore a Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook
    Soil health and security are key components of our wellbeing. Even so, soil is faced with many environmental challenges under the current iteration of capitalism. A paradigm shift is needed to encourage care for this resource. In te ao Maori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga - it holds ancestral connections and is the root of turangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga.

    Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Maori relationships with soil, as well as the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within the wider discourse of tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Maori perspectives. Through a range of essays, profiles and recipes, it seeks to promote wellbeing and elevate the mana of the soil by drawing on the hua parakore Maori organics framework as a means for understanding these wide-ranging, diverse and interwoven relationships with soil.

    ISBN: 9780473516192
    Publication date: 31/07/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hutchings, Jessica And Smith, Jo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Thrifty Household More Than 1000 Budget-Friendly Hints and Tips for a Clean Waste-Free ECO-Friendly Home
    Thrifty Household More Than 1000 Budget-Friendly Hints and Tips for a Clean Waste-Free ECO-Friendly Home
    Red wine on the carpet? Coffee stain on your white t-shirt? Candlewax on the tablecloth? This book will save you time and money on hundreds of everyday household problems, with advice on everything from unblocking a sink (if you own a tennis ball but not a plunger) to making your oven sparkle without any toxic chemicals.

    Teenagers left a tissue in the laundry? No need for yelling: The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. has a trick to deal with it effortlessly. Bothered by summer flies in your kitchen, mozzies at your outdoor dining table or moths in your wardrobe? The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. shows you how get rid of them naturally and make your home smell great at the same time.

    The advice is simple, the wisdom is tested and the tools are found in pretty much every kitchen, laundry, garage or shed: lemon juice, vinegar, essential oils, bicarbonate of soda, salt, methylated spirits. Most are environmentally friendly and all are thrifty.

    Over 1000 hints and tips for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, car, Christmas, clothing, craft, creepy crawlies, DIY, gardening, floors, food, cleaning EVERYTHING, hair care, health and beauty remedies, ironing, home decorating, jewellery, knitting, pets, sewing, shoes, silver, storage and stain-removing.

    ISBN: 9781922351241
    Publication date: 01/12/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Victoria, Country Women's Association
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Tulip the Story of a Flower that Has Made Men Mad
    Tulip the Story of a Flower that Has Made Men Mad
    A revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling classic

    Anna Pavord's now classic, internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower carries so much baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.

    Why did the tulip dominate so many lives through so many centuries in so many countries? Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through eastern Turkey and Central Asia to tell how a humble wild flower made its way along the Silk Road and eventually took the whole of Western Europe by storm.

    Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift and a joy to all who possess it. This beautifully redesigned edition features a new Preface by the author, a revised listing of the best varieties of this incomparable flower to choose for your garden and a reorganised listing of tulip species to reflect the latest thinking by taxonomists.

    ISBN: 9781526602688
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Pavord, Anna
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Yates Garden Guide 79th Edition (nz Edition)
    Yates Garden Guide 79th Edition (nz Edition)
    One of the oldest New Zealand books in continuous publication remains the most comprehensive, reliable and practical source of advice for all New Zealand gardeners. Detailing hundreds of plant species, this new and fully revised edition of the Yates Gardening Guide contains everything you need to know about growing trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit. The new 79th edition includes: - New recommendations for pest and disease control and updated problem-solving charts - Recommendations on keeping chickens - How to establish a community garden - Encouraging bees in the garden - Growing microgreens - Transplanting - A new herb planting and growing chart - New and revised hints from some of New Zealand's top gardeners.

    ISBN: 9781460753125
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Yates
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Yates Top 50 Indoor Plants and How Not to Kill Them
    Yates Top 50 Indoor Plants and How Not to Kill Them
    The top 50 indoor houseplants for Australia and New Zealand - what's best and how to keep them alive.

    Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend - they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood.
    On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home.Together with microbes in the soil, plants work wonders to reduce harmful pollutants released from indoor furniture. (It's true: look at the study conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney.)

    If you feel like your rooms need a splash of colour and a breath of life, there's no better starting point than this book. Whether your style is dramatic jungle plants or to sweetly shaped succulents, you'll find something to suit. With loads of glorious illustrations for inspiration, data on which plants are suitable where, and clear advice on how to pot, prune and pet your plants, this is the perfect guide for bringing the outdoors in - no matter what your level of gardening skill!

    ISBN: 9781460757345
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Thomas, Angie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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