This concise yet comprehensive handbook covers trees commonly found in Scotland. From seed provenance and propagation to the history and lore of each species, it contains all the information you need to select the right trees for your site and grow them successfully.
The Essential Guide for Enthusiasts, Gardeners and Woodland Lovers to Species, Cultivation, Habits, Uses & Lore
Author: Fi Martynoga
This comprehensive handbook, compiled with the expertise of Reforesting Scotland's editors, covers trees commonly found in Scotland. From seed provenance and propagation to the history and lore of each species, this single source contains all the information you need to select the right trees for your site and grow them successfully. Whether you are an owner of (or volunteer at) a small woodland, a gardener looking to incorporate the most appropriate trees into your space, or simply a lover of woodland walks and trees, this invaluable reference will be your one essential guide. Ebook edition includes colour photos.
The Essential Guide to Edible Species, with Recipes and Plants for Natural Remedies, and Materials to Gather for Fuel, Gardening and Craft
Author: Fi Martynoga
"The exciting thing about this book is the number of unusual flavours and species it highlights" (Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles) This inspirational guide is bursting with invaluable know-how on Scotland's wild harvest, covering what, where, when and how you can use your bounty in sustainable ways - from the most useful and widespread of species to the less well-known, and from leaves and berries to saps, seeds, seaweeds, mosses and wood. Recipes from Scottish kitchens include nettle brose, blaeberry muffins and creative dishes from a surprisingly wide range of species. Learn how to begin or extend a repertoire of wild foods and materials that can be used as dyes, remedies and around the home.
"There has never been a book like this in Scotland before. It is not a textbook on forestry or a guide to the identification of trees. It is not a treatise on natural woodlands or a practical guide to the choice of species for a garden. The book contains elememts of all of these but has a broader sweep and intention. All trees in Scotland come under scrutiny in this unique volume- those in woodlands and forests; in parks and parkland; in arboreta; streets and gardens, large and small, public and private and there is a particular section devoted to community woodlands. It celebrates the wonderful wealth of trees and flourish throughout the country, not only the 30 odd native to Scotland but the 1, 000 and more introduced from everywhere in the temperate world. There is a long tradition of Scots as gardeners and foresters and the Scottish climate is admirably suited to the growth of many sorts of trees. For centuries Scots have roved the world sending home crates of seeds and plants. Alistair Scott draws on his experience of over more than five decades of climbing, planting, felling, managing, admiring, photographing and even chewing trees. Examples are taken from all over the Scotla