The world's best-selling author on indoor gardening brings together for the first time the craft of growing house plants and the craft of flower arranging in a single book - The Indoor Plant & Flower Expert. Included in the book are Cut flowers, House plants, Making indoor gardens, Displaying plants, Flower arranging, Orchids and Bonsai.
Featuring an expanded A-to-Z section on plants, a new edition of the best-selling guide to houseplants describes the care requirements of various types of plants, identifies symptoms of problems, and offers advice on potting, propagation, plant care, roomscaping, water and container gardening, and more. Original.
A companion volume to The House Plant Expert, this provides a step-by-step guide to the identification of indoor plants. All the plants are fully described and illustrated, and there are charts designed to help complete beginners.
As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care. Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.
The Bulb Expert shows you how to get the very best from your bulbs, both indoors and outdoors.From the ever-popular daffodils, tulips and crocuses to more unusual varieties, it offers tips on: Choosing the right bulbs, with a complete A-Z. How to plant, feed and grow bulbs. Using bulbs in containers, beds and borders. How to get colour all year round. Dealing with bulb pests and diseases
An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8,000 plants and 4,000 photographs. Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with The RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling ebook features a photographic catalogue of more than 4,000 plants and flowers, all organised by colour, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space. Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-colour photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8,000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions. This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1,400 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.