• Gardening
      April 2014

      Encyclopaedia of Garden Trees and Shrubs

      by Andreas Bärtels | Peter A. Schmidt

      This completely revised and updated reference book presents all the tree and shrub species that are native to central Europe, together with all the species and varieties that are cultivated there, and that are sufficiently frost-tolerant. It describes in detail some 13,000 trees and shrubs, their origins, characteristic morphological features, climate and site requirements, habitats, possibilities for use, frost tolerance and winter protection.

    • Gardening
      April 2014

      Blackbox Gardening

      by Jonas Reif | Christian Kreß

      How self-seeding plants can shape your garden The new, easy way to garden - The first book devoted to an entirely new gardening topic - Unusual garden design with self-seeding plants - Impressive pictures from the renowned photographer Jürgen Becker Traditionally, garden design has involved buying the plants, growing them in pots and then planting them out. But that was yesterday – today, your garden will be an experience of nature, colourful, flower-filled, and yet still surprising and offering value for money. With self-seeding plants, you can make this a reality. All you need is a few plants to begin with, and seeds in particular. Then, it’s a matter of observing and experimenting, because from this point on each plant will seek its own place. You can intervene if things are getting too out of control, or if you want to perfect the design yourself. Otherwise, dynamics and chance play an important role. The 90 plants presented here are especially suitable, and are easy to establish in your garden.

    • Gardening
      June 2014

      A Jacket-Pocket Compendium of Buds and Twigs

      by Bernd Schulz

      Identify 270 trees and shrubs with the aid of colour drawings Why wait until spring? Even when they’re not in leaf, it’s easy to learn how to identify trees and shrubs. With the aid of this book and a magnifying glass, you can easily identify 270 trees and shrubs in winter, including all the native species and also the most commonly planted ones. An easily understandable picture key will lead you to the individual genera. The species profiles are illustrated with brilliant and precise colour drawings.

    • Gardening
      December 2014

      All about Medicinal Plants

      by Ursel Bühring

      Identification, uses and staying healthy Stay healthy with medicinal plants and enter the world of medicinal herbs, teas and ointments. How can you make a marigold ointment? What effect does camomile tea have? What remedy can you use for a sore throat? What medicinal plants can you grow in the garden? In this standard reference book, the phytotherapy expert Ursel Bühring provides answers to all these questions. She describes the basic principles of active ingredients and the use of medicinal herbs, and presents profiles of more than 70 medicinal plants. Another chapter shows which medicinal plants can be used for different diseases. Numerous recipes and a collecting calendar make this book an indispensible guide. Part One: Working with Medicinal Plants - Handling medicinal plants - Basic recipes for teas - The green medicine cabinet - The most important active ingredients Part Two: Profiles of Medicinal Plants Part Three: Treating Ailments with Medicinal Plants - Diseases of the locomotor system - Digestive complaints - Renal diseases - Cardiovascular diseases - Colds and respiratory diseases - Skin diseases - Mental illnesses - Female complaints - Children’s diseases "" Why not take advantage of “nature’s green medicine cabinet” and discover the healing powers of nature for yourself.

    • Gardening
      January 2015

      Pruning Made Easy

      by Rolf Heinzelmann | Manfred Nuber

      With step-by-step illustrations This handy book will show you how to prune properly. Many informative drawings will help you, step by step, to understand pruning techniques better and try them out on apples, pears and other fruit trees and shrubs. Before you start pruning, determine how the plant will react to certain techniques and use the appropriate pruning measures to ensure healthy growth and a delicious harvest. - Concise pruning instructions - The correct pruning for a particular growth form - Convenient jacket-pocket format

    • Gardening
      January 2015

      My Wonderful Balcony of Snack Delights

      by Natalie Faßmann

      A small, but delightful harvest - growing vegetables on your own balcony is both fun and healthy! A vegetable garden on your balcony yields only a small harvest, but you can still grow tomatoes, capsicums and fresh salads for the whole family. Aromatic and fragrant herbs can augment your delicious vegetables. Sweet young strawberries from the balcony and crisp, tasty apples are popular with young and old alike. With this book, you can plant up your balcony and enjoy your very own home-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers - all right in front of you:"

    • Gardening
      March 2015

      The New Large Garden Planner

      by Peter Wirth

      Planning, design, costing Why not take control of your garden design yourself? With this guide, your garden design is sure to be a success. Plan and design your own garden with the help of design examples, drawings and cost overviews. Realise your gardening ideas and DIY projects: create garden paths, seating and terraces, build steps, fences, garden walls and visual barriers, redesign your front garden, build your own carport or put in a garden pond. Find out how you can optimise your garden irrigation, and how to install effective garden lighting. This book will show you what you need to consider in garden design, and what costs you can expect. • Walls, steps and earthworks • Paths and seating • Fences, visual barriers, protective walls and hedges • Front gardens, carports and parking spaces • Water in the garden • Light in the garden

    • Gardening
      June 2015

      Products from Wild Plants

      by Coco Burckhardt

      Cooking, medicinal uses, colouring and smoked products (new chapter: Detox with wild plants) It’s possible to use our wild plants to make everything you need - from a tasty appetiser to a dessert, from a cough syrup for children to a sleeping potion for the menopause years, and from a candle wick to ink - and a plant weather indicator or a love potion might also come in handy in certain situations! For more than 20 years, the author has been compiling and testing old and new uses alike, and she has now gathered them all together in this book. For more than 100 herbs, shrubs and trees, she also gives valuable information such as the best time for harvesting, where they can be confused with other species, and information on growth sites. She also includes some interesting facts when it comes to plant names, old customs and sayings. For advanced herbal wizards!

    • Gardening
      August 2015

      Green instead of grey cities

      by Wiebke Jünger

      The DIY guide for city gardeners Urban gardening, rooftop gardening, or vertical gardening – city gardeners find every angle in the city where vegetables can be planted and flowers sown: on the smallest balcony, on the roof, even on grey concrete walls. In this handbook, city gardeners can find 62 construction manuals on everything that they need: balcony box watering, seed bombs, raised-bed gardens made from baker’s boxes, plant jackets, hotbeds, worm compost makers, grey water tanks, acquaponics and much more. In addition to this, the author provides valuable tips on saving time, materials, money, costs and water as well as information on gardening on public green spaces and on diverse urban gardening initiatives.

    • Gardening
      June 2015

      Tips for Every Gardening Day

      by Franz Böhmig

      This book has long been a favourite among gardening enthusiasts as a reliable reference work. It contains more than 1,500 tips on growing fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants, giving the amateur gardener sound information and providing appropriate answers to all the important questions that can arise throughout the gardening year. The content of the “Böhmig” is structured in an especially practical way. Arranged according to the corresponding months, the many tips enable readers to gain an overview of the monthly tasks that need to be carried out in vegetable, fruit, ornamental, indoor and winter gardens, so that nothing is left out. Sketches illustrate the activities and help explain various principles. A comprehensive tabular section completes the work. Meanwhile, a large number of new forms and varieties have been newly included. In this edition, there is an increased emphasis on the use of traditional household remedies to combat pests and diseases in the house and garden, as an alternative to resorting to chemical means.

    • Gardening
      January 2016

      The Large Ulmer Gardening Compendium

      by Wolfgang Kawollek

      This book will be a reliable reference book for your day-to-day gardening, and will lend every hobby gardener a “green thumb”. It shows you everything that you’ll need for the successful planning, establishment and care of your garden – from ornamental gardens with trees and shrubs, roses, perennial herbs and summer flowers to fruit, vegetable and herb gardens and idyllic garden ponds and carefully manicured lawns. Find out all you need to know about manuring, composting, pruning and maintenance. The work tasks involved are described competently and in easy-to-understand terms, with descriptions of more than 1,000 plant species that are especially suitable for domestic and small gardens.

    • Gardening
      April 2016

      Trees and Shrubs from A–Z

      by Andreas Bärtels

      1,500 trees and shrubs There is a huge variety of trees and shrubs for planting in the garden. This valuable reference work will help you to keep an overview of them and select the right tree or shrub for a specific garden situation. Descriptions are given of some 1,500 deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs that can thrive under central European climatic conditions, easily be purchased in the trade, and be incorporated into a domestic garden. More than 800 illustrations present the plants from their most attractive side. With hints on maintenance and on the basis of garden design with trees and shrubs.

    • Gardening
      January 2016

      Sister Christa’s Mixed Cultivation

      by Jutta Langheineken | Schwester Christa Weinrich (OSB)

      The mixed cultivation book to make you think “I can do that too”! - presenting the well-founded knowledge of Sister Christa Weinrich, with detailed information on mixed cultivation and prize flowerbeds to try out yourself. You too can benefit from Sister Christa’s extensive knowledge of cloister gardens and utilise the positive synergies generated by the appropriate adjacent flowerbeds. The practical guidelines on mixed cultivation are supplemented by user reports, in which practitioners describe their own experiences with mixed cultivation. Written in an easy-to-follow style, the reports will inspire you to create your own useful and mixed cultivation gardens, while also providing a wealth of extra information.

    • Gardening
      January 2016

      Urban Gardening

      by Yohan Hubert

      Gardening without a garden or soil! This handbook shows you how you can still grow vegetables even where there is no or very little available soil. Innovative and easily implemented planting procedures and systems, developed from hydroculture, permaculture and organic growing, facilitate soilless cultivation on the balcony, terrace or roof. Numerous diagrams and pictures illustrate how the various cultivation and irrigation systems work. In this way, you’ll be able to grow and harvest your own vegetables in the city with a minimum of space and resources.

    • Gardening
      April 2016

      Table Grapes for Domestic Gardens

      by Gerd Ulrich | Frank Förster

      Why not enjoy fresh table grapes from your own garden? Grapes don’t just thrive in winegrowing climates - even a sheltered pergola or warm house wall can provide optimal grape-growing conditions. With the right plant materials, suitable grape varieties and the right maintenance, you too can be sure of being able to grow grapes in your own garden. In this book, you’ll also find out all you need to know about the winter hardiness of grapes, ways to combat vine stock diseases, and how to harvest and store the grapes. If you would rather drink the juice from the grapes instead of eating them, this practical guide also shows you how to make your own grape must or wine.

    • Gardening
      January 2016

      Popular Garden Houses

      by Marie-Pierre Dubois Petroff

      Greener Living 2.0 A yurt or a rustic wooden hut? A loft in a green setting, a charming circus wagon, a stylish living container or an architectural garden object? Here are 25 individual garden houses that you too would be proud to have in your garden. Whether additional living or working space, or a garden room for guests, here you’ll find information on planning, ground plans and detailed solutions, as well as practical recommendations and legal tips.

    • Gardening
      January 2016

      Medicinal Plants for the Balcony

      by Christina Freiberg

      Feeling down, runny nose or sore throat? Quick and easy remedies are available from your very own balcony. In this book, you’ll find 12 different plant combinations for your balcony and terrace - everything from a “clear head planter box” to a “free nose plant pot”. Suitable recipe suggestions supplement the plant combinations. And the 40 plants are described in terms of both their medicinal effects as well as their cultivation on the balcony. Here, you’ll be sure to find the right plant to help you feel better!

    • Gardening
      October 2016

      A Handbook of Permaculture

      by Ulrike Windsperger

      Intelligent planning and self-sufficient gardening Would you like to garden in accordance with nature, and are you interested in your own growing, or a raised bed in your garden? If so, the permaculture garden is for you. In her book, Ulrike Windsperger shows you how you can design gardens on a permaculture basis that require a minimum of time and effort, while also becoming an edible paradise. After a brief introduction to the principles and philosophy of permaculture, she describes exactly what distinguishes a permaculture garden from other gardens, and how it can be planned and designed. Needless to say, it’s all about not working against nature, but instead observing and then utilising the principles of nature for your own ends.

    • Gardening
      September 2016

      Wild Fruits

      by Ina Sperl

      Sloe, rose hips and more for your garden Wild fruits in the garden are very much “in” – they’re attractive, easy to maintain and useful for humans and animals alike. What are the right wild fruits for your garden? Sloe, sea buckthorn, juneberry, barbery or goji berries? In 40 plant profiles, you’ll find out everything you need to know about choosing ideal wild fruits for your garden. Regardless of whether you have an ornamental, natural or allotment garden, wild fruits are suitable for every setting. Meanwhile, there are also delicious recipes to discover with wild fruits, tips on maintenance and garden design. Why not enjoy their wild beauty and grow delicious, healthy fruits in your own garden!

    • Gardening
      June 2016

      Figs from Your Own Garden

      by Christoph Seiler

      30 self-fruiting and delicious varieties Have you always wanted your own fig tree in the garden? For the first time in the German language, this book contains all the basic information for growing and harvesting figs in a central European climate. Here, 30 self-fruiting varieties of fig (Ficus carica) are described in terms of their growth characteristics and special features. Tips for preparing the fruits and selected delicious recipes from your own fig harvest round off this book.

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