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The Chelsea Flower Show is a highlight of the year for any avid gardener or flower and plant lover.
Arguably the largest flower show in the world, it reveals cutting edge garden design, fabulous flower displays and simply the best shopping.
Unfortunately – but not surprisingly – this year it has been postponed. Should take place from the week of May 25, it is rather delayed until September.
The good news? There’s still plenty of time before you jump in to reinvigorate your own backyard, so when the footage for the series finally comes out, you’ll have your own little slice of heaven, too.
These eight gardening books are the best guides to making sure your garden looks beautiful, too.
The Flower Yard: Growing Flaming Flowers in Containers, Arthur Parkinson
This book is perfect for people who want to create a beautiful garden oasis, whatever space they have.
Whether you have a large, open garden, patio, or just a windowsill, this book will share with you the secrets of how you can have flowers – purely in pots.
It offers easy-to-follow advice that gardeners of all experience levels can follow.
RHS How to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening
This book is best for people who are complete beginners in the world of gardening.
It covers a wide range of topics, from how to plant in containers to how to grow a successful vegetable garden, and is written in an accessible manner.
Written by experts at RHS, it’s concise and informative, and contains step-by-step instructions for making the garden you want – accompanied by beautiful illustrations.
Renew your garden: create a haven for birds, bees and butterflies, Frances Tophill
This book was the Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year 2020.
In this handy, beautifully illustrated guide, Gardener’s World horticulturalist and presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a colorful garden that will attract bees and birds, among other wildlife.
It will make you discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems to your garden, whatever the size of your garden.
A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for All Seasons, Sarah Raven
Another Sunday Times bestseller, this book provides expert advice on how to make a garden bloom with a variety of flowers all year round, regardless of the season or weather.
It offers hands-on tasks that ensure everything is planted, pruned, and pruned at the right time so you can be sure you’re doing the right things at the right time.
The Complete Gardener: A Practical and Imaginative Guide to All Aspects of Gardening, Monty Don
Monty Don has been a well-known face at garden shows for 25 years – so you know you can trust the expert advice in this book.
This is a comprehensive gardening guide that offers tips and tricks to make your outdoor space look the best it can be, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned gardener.
Find out how Monty created this beautiful garden and how you can do the same in your own. More than half of the photos included in this updated edition were taken in his famous personal garden in the course of a year.
The world’s best advice from gardeners, Louise Hampden
Gardeners’ World has been teaching people how to create their own beautiful on-screen gardens for 40 years. This book of advice, called “A Treasure of Garden Wisdom”, is the perfect accompaniment to that.
Divided into chapters covering flowers, food, containers, design and a miscellaneous ‘something for the weekend’ section, this book will teach you how to get the most out of classic British flowers, how to propagate exotic plants in our cool climate, the pots to plant them on and the food they’ll need to help them grow.
The Flower Garden: A Guide to Growing Cut Flowers on Your Windowsill, Jennita Jansen
The Flower Garden is a beautifully illustrated guide to show you how to start growing stunning flowers, even in the smallest spaces.
Covering all the basics of growing from seed, to maximizing your space, and understanding the impact of light, this book is an essential guide for those who live in an urban space but want to plant.
It is aimed specifically at beginners who want to grow their own …
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