Wokingham in Bloom – Book Recommendations

9781409339854The Gardener’s Year

Plan a garden that’s pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guide. It will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn’s fiery finale.

9781405353816Gardening step by step by Philip Clayton

Featuring practical tips, checklists, charts and stepbystep instructions, this book shows you how to keep your garden gorgeous all year round.

Y9781847800008oung Gardener by Stefan and Beverley Buczacki

A series of projects and explanations designed to capture children’s imaginations and fill them with enthusiasm for the natural world outside their own back door.


184000567XCreating a low-allergen garden by Lucy Huntington

Gardens can often be unpleasant places for allergy sufferers, but it is possible to reduce exposure to allergens in the garden by the careful selection of plants and the application of a few basic rules. Huntington offers expert advice.

The Allotment Almanac by Terry Walton

9780593070697From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for 50 years this is a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general.


Make it Wild- 101 things to make and do outside by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks9780711228856

This title is about looking at natural materials in a new light and discovering how they can be used creatively. It shows children, teenagers and their parents how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, and enjoy expeditions, games and parties outdoors.
Following Nature’s Playground and Going Wild , the authors once again lure kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this time to have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors.

Flowers and Foliage for Cutting by Alan Titchmarsh9781849902243

From plants for winter arrangements to spring bulbs and autumn grasses, Alan Titchmarsh presents the complete guide to having something to pick every week of the year.

Wildlife Garden by Martyn Cox9781405334358

Turn your garden into a haven for amazing wildlife, with the experts at the RHS. Build a bird box for a barn owl, get digging and discover how worms are good for the soil, and welcome guests to your very own ladybird hotel.

The Organic Gardener by Christine and Michael Lavelle


This is a practical guide to natural gardens, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance. There are over 600 photographs for inspiration, step-by-step sequences and well-informed text for both first-time and experienced gardeners

Nick Baker’s Bug Book: discover the world of mini beasts9781843301493

This volume aims to encourage our understanding of all the bugs that can be found in our back gardens and beyond – worms, snails, ants, woodlice, flies and butterflies – by offering practical information and fun activities for the whole family.

Wokingham in Bloom is the umbrella group for Wokingham town’s entry into the Royal Horticultural Society’s regional Thames and Chilterns in Bloom competition.  For more information about Wokingham in Bloom run by Wokingham Town Council visit the website.

To borrow these books, check out our catalogue to see if it’s in a library near you: http://bit.ly/1zSCJlf



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