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  • 1 MINUTE GARDENER
    1 MINUTE GARDENER
    CAPOMOLLA FABIAN / PEMBER MAT
    ISBN: 9781760987312
    Title: 1 MINUTE GARDENER
    Author: CAPOMOLLA FABIAN / PEMBER MAT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2021 New Releas

    The bestselling step-by-step guide to edible gardening in a handy new format.

    The Little Veggie Patch Co. has taken the mystery out of - and put the fun back into - growing fruit and vegetables. No matter how much or how little space you have, whether it's in the sprawling suburbs or an inner-city high rise, the Little Veggie Patch team will have you growing your own food in no time. 1-Minute Gardener features 60 illustrated step-by-step guides to edible gardening essentials, from preparing and caring for your patch through to harvesting the rewards (and getting the kids involved along the way). These handy how-to guides include: * Choosing your location * Optimising your soil * The world's easiest seedling incubator * Crop rotation no-brainers * How to fertilise in pots * Staking tomatoes like a pro * Stink bombing possums * The right way to harvest herbs * The lowdown on edible flowers * Hand pollination for beginners * Easy-peasy trellising * Seed bombing * Competitive snail hunting Growing your own food has never been simpler, speedier or more fun, so pull on your gumboots and get planting with the Little Veggie Patch crew.

    Imprint: PLUM
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    KAY NIVA AND YOTAM
    ISBN: 9781988547718
    Title: ABUNDANT GARDEN : A Practical Guide To Growinga Regenerative Home Garden
    Author: KAY NIVA AND YOTAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Niva and Yotam Kay of Pakaraka Permaculture, on the Coromandel Peninsula of Aotearoa New Zealand, share their long experience of organic gardening in this comprehensive book on how to create and maintain a productive and regenerative vegetable garden.

    Taking care of the soil life and fertility provides plants with what they need to thrive. This is grounded in the latest scientific research on soil health, ecological and regenerative practices.

    Vegetable gardening, in this way, repeatedly demonstrates that every loved garden bed can produce high-yielding, resilient, nourishing and delicious vegetables year after year.

    The Abundant Garden has simple, reliable strategies and techniques to help maximise your ability to feed yourself and share the abundance with those around you. With information on growing a wide variety of vegetables, there are also helpful charts to help you plan and plant your garden year-round. In addition there are details on how to grow microgreens, and great recipes for ferments, preserves and pickles to stock the pantry with your garden's bounty.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    MCCABE CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760760601
    Title: ADELAIDE HILLS GARDENS
    Author: MCCABE CHRISTINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Adelaide Hills charts the evolution of gardening in Australia. And though anchored deeply in history, many of its gardens have their sights set firmly on the future.

    Old oak, elm and ash trees, planted long ago after memories of English gardens, live alongside stringybark eucalypts and native bush gullies, fruit-bearing orchards and wineries. All have thrived on the region's good rainfall, cool climate and natural springs.

    Over time, the Hills has weathered storms, droughts and fires. In response to these changing conditions, gardens, too, have changed. Heavily forested slopes have, in many cases, given way to veggie patches, free-ranging chickens and sheep, while Victorian rose and rhododendron hordes have made room for climate-compatible native flora.

    Encompassing twenty gardens, taking in grand Victorian estates and repurposed municipal water tanks alike, with evocative stories by Christine McCabe and sublime photography by Simon Griffiths, this book is a testament to the power of gardens to adapt, delight and restore.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    MULLETT CAROLYN
    ISBN: 9781604698466
    Title: ADVENTURES IN EDEN : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe
    Author: MULLETT CAROLYN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lavish gift book that provides a sneak peek into the most spectacular private gardens of Europe. Wherever Carolyn Mullet travels, she seeks out new gardens to explore. In Adventures in Eden, she invites readers along with her on a photo-rich armchair tour that illuminates the unrivaled beauty and artistry of European gardens. Her journey across Europe profiles 50 private gardens in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain. In short profiles supported by lush photography, the reader will learn the history of each landscape, why specific plants and designs were chosen and how the garden connects to its surroundings. Some of the featured gardens were designed by their owners, while others were designed by some of the biggest names in garden design: Tom Stuart Smith, Andy Melangier and Louis Benech, among others. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of photographs from some of the leading names in garden photography, Adventures in Eden is a must-have gift book for gardeners, globetrotter, and dreamers.


    AUTHOR: Carolyn Mullet is a prominent landscape designer and the founder of Carex: Garden Design by Carolyn Mullet, a garden design and consulting agency in the Washington, D.C., area. She is also the principal of Carex Tours, which has quickly gained a reputation for offering the best-planned, most discerning, and most exciting garden tours anywhere. 250 colour photographs

    Imprint: TIMBER PRESS
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    DRORI JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781786272300
    Title: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS
    Author: DRORI JONATHAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe.

    In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    DRORI JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781786276063
    Title: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
    Author: DRORI JONATHAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe.

    In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. From the trees of Britain, to India’s sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.

    Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees’ soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water.

    Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful. The book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail – there should be surprises for everyone.

    Perfect for fans of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts.

    Imprint: Laurence King Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    OWEN ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925820928
    Title: AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING MANUAL
    Author: OWEN ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, including the beekeeping equipment needed, how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. There are also in-depth chapters on the lifecycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, creating a bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens. A feature of this 2nd edition is the addition of a new chapter on the Flow Hive. The result is an invaluable beekeeping resource that will be referred to time and again, and which can be taken out to the hive for use as an immediate step-by-step guide or read at leisure.

    Imprint: EXISLE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    TAKACS CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781743794708
    Title: AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    Author: TAKACS CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.

    Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • BACKYARD BEES : A Complete Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper or Bee Enthusiast
    BACKYARD BEES : A Complete Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper or Bee Enthusiast
    PURDIE DOUG
    ISBN: 9781922351685
    Title: BACKYARD BEES : A Complete Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper or Bee Enthusiast
    Author: PURDIE DOUG
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2021 New Releas

    Fully revised and updated bestselling beginner's bee book, now with info on the Flow Hive and bee-friendly planting plus more on native bees.

    Australia's no. 1 bee book!

    'A wealth of knowledge! This book will help many keen bee enthusiasts to start their journey in beekeeping.' Mat Lumalasi, Rooftop Honey

    Bees need our help. Under threat from insecticides and habitat loss, they're in decline the world over. It's time to show some love to our favourite pollinators, whether by installing a hive in your garden or on your rooftop, or simply by adding more bee-friendly plants to your patch. Backyard Bees is the bestselling Australian bee guide to walk you through everything you need to know, now fully revised and updated.

    Author Doug Purdie offers friendly, expert advice on keeping happy, healthy bees and harvesting the liquid gold, including tips on choosing a hive and equipment, and an all-new chapter on the Flow Hive, the innovative beehive design that has taken beekeeping by storm. You'll also find case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life, and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails.

    Not ready to keep bees? This edition also includes new chapters on supporting your local bee population without a hive, with tips for planting bee-friendly gardens and creating habitats and homes for solitary bees.

    So join the beekeeping revolution. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    PURDIE DOUG
    ISBN: 9781743361719
    Title: BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    Author: PURDIE DOUG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.

    Imprint: Murdoch Books
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BANKSIAS   -   Second Edition
    BANKSIAS - Second Edition
    COLLINS KEVIN / COLLINS KATHY / GEORGE ALEX
    ISBN: 9780992290047
    Title: BANKSIAS - Second Edition
    Author: COLLINS KEVIN / COLLINS KATHY / GEORGE ALEX
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Banksias are Australia’s most iconic plants after Eucalypts – known for thousands of years to Australians and – through writing and art – to many more who have never visited this land.

    This extensively revised edition includes the most recently discovered Banksia, vincentia, with descriptions and illustrations of all 79 known species with many new photographs and updated species descriptions. It provides the history of their discovery, evolution, how to find and grow them and how they have inspired artists and artisans. With some 400 beautiful colour illustrations it is the comprehensive, up-to-date guide to these unique and fascinating plants.

    Tables list which Banksias to grow for particular purposes and the three authors have between them, studied and grown all 79 species of Banksia, their combined experience totalling over a hundred years.

    Imprint: BLOOMINGS BOOKS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    ADAMS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9780670078707
    Title: BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: ADAMS GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day.

    Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard.

    From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise.

    Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds - and so preserve Australia's amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.



    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
  • BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    BUCHANAN-SMITH PETER
    ISBN: 9781419747670
    Title: BUCHANAN-SMITHS AXE HANDBOOK
    Author: BUCHANAN-SMITH PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A compendium for the axe-wielding adventurer by one of the industry's leading tastemakers

    Buchanan-Smith's Axe Handbook is a trusted resource for anyone looking to reconnect with handcraft and wilderness. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, this handbook will inspire readers to rediscover the great outdoors.

    Peter Buchanan-Smith founded Best Made Co. in 2009 because he loved making things with his hands and wanted to start a company that would not only celebrate the inherent beauty of timeless, utilitarian tools, but would also inspire people to get out from behind their screens and experience the natural world.


    From the basics and fundamentals of handling and owning an axe, to details on how to find the right axe, to information about use and maintenance, this stylish, informative axe guide is ideal for anyone interested in the outdoors.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CANNABIS GROW BIBLE
    CANNABIS GROW BIBLE
    GREEN GREG
    ISBN: 9781937866365
    Title: CANNABIS GROW BIBLE
    Author: GREEN GREG
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The most comprehensive guide to marijuana gardening ever written is back with all new information and updated advice for cannabis enthusiasts. Over 200 additional pages of all new information are included in this book, from all new lighting equipment and techniques, to highly advanced cannabinoid extraction techniques and detailed, step-by-step gardening guides for novice and professional growers alike. This book contains over 700 pages, with all new photos and step-by-step guides to every aspect of marijuana horticulture, plant breeding, and hash production. Featuring a handy quick start guide at the beginning to allow growers to get started right away, and hone their techniques as they read the later chapters in more detail. The biggest, most comprehensive, and straightforward guide to marijuana horticulture ever published.

    Imprint: GREENCANDY BOOKS
    RRP: $72.99

    Price: $72.99
  • COSTAS BIG BOOK OF GARDENING
    COSTAS BIG BOOK OF GARDENING
    GEORGIADIS COSTA
    ISBN: 9780733339998
    Title: COSTAS BIG BOOK OF GARDENING
    Author: GEORGIADIS COSTA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2021 New Release

    The long-awaiting book from the host of the ABC TV's beloved Gardening Australia

    Bringing together all of Costa's gardening and sustainability knowledge in one place for everyone to access, this is a book for the whole family that reflects Costa's philosophy and quirky sense of fun. A generous, joyous, colourful, fully illustrated gardening opus, chapters include: The life-changing joy of chooks; kids in the garden; small space gardening; Costa's favourite plants; growing the right plants for your conditions; biodiversity in the soil and garden; the power of community gardens; the brilliance of bees and pollinators; and easy-peasy permaculture.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • DOMESTIC HERBAL
    DOMESTIC HERBAL
    WILLES MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781851245130
    Title: DOMESTIC HERBAL
    Author: WILLES MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2021 New Release

    In the seventeenth century most English households had gardens. These gardens were not merely ornamental, even the most elaborate and fashionable gardens had areas set aside for growing herbs, fruit, vegetables, and flowers for domestic use. Meanwhile, more modest households considered a functional garden to be a vital tool for the survival of the house and family. The seventeenth century was also a period of exciting introductions of plants from overseas, which could be used in all manner of recipes. Using manuscript household manuals, recipe books, and printed herbals, The Domestic Herbal takes the reader on a tour of the productive garden and of the various parts of the house — kitchens and service rooms, living rooms and bedrooms — to show how these plants were used for cooking and brewing, medicines and cosmetics, in the making and care of clothes, and to keep rooms fresh, fragrant, and decorated. Recipes used by seventeenth-century households for preparations such as flower syrups, snail water, and wormwood ale are also included. A brief herbal gives descriptions of plants both familiar and less known to today's readers, including the herbs used for common tasks like dyeing and brewing, and those that held a particular cultural importance in the seventeenth century. Featuring exquisite coloured illustrations from John Gerard's herbal book of 1597 as well as prints, archival material, and manuscripts, this book provides an intriguing and original focus on the domestic history of Stuart England.

    Imprint: Bodleian Library
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
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