This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

January Sale NOW ON!
Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

100 Plants That Won't Die in Your Garden [9781472138019]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

Stocking a garden with plants can be an expensive business, so there are few things more frustrating than when the prized specimen for which you have paid a king's ransom either online or at a garden centre shrivels up and dies within a year or so of purchase. If you can prove that the plant was half-dead when it arrived, you may able to obtain a refund from some online retailers, but for the most part you have to put it down to experience and make a firm mental note not to buy fussy plants in future.

The problem is that many websites and catalogues claim that everything they stock is easy to grow. Herbaceous perennials are a particular minefield. Too often you are told that a certain plant 'will come back year after year' without fail when in reality it is either so tender that the only chance of it surviving an average British winter is in a greenhouse or it is a short-lived perennial that is unlikely to flourish beyond two years anyway - and even then only if the local slugs and snails are on a diet.

This book cuts through the horticultural sales pitches by listing 100 plants which, for little care beyond the essential watering at planting time, can reliably be expected to thrive in just about any garden. These plants are all but indestructible - pests give them a wide berth, they will prosper in any reasonable garden soil and will withstand anything that the UK climate throws at them. Divided into sections for shrubs, conifers, climbers, perennials, grasses, annuals, alpines and bulbs and with each entry having a Value For Money (VFM) rating out of 10, this easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable not only for the new gardener but also for old hands who are fed up with wasting time and money on plants that all too rapidly lose the will to live. With these suggestions, you can be assured of year-round colour and interest in your garden for the minimum of effort.


AUTHOR: Geoff Tibballs is the author of numerous bestselling humour titles. He is also a keen and very experienced gardener; tireless, too, in the preservation of newts in his garden.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £7.99
£7.59
(You save £0.40 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781472138019
ISBN13:
9781472138019
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Author:
Geoff Tibballs
Publisher:
Robinson
Publication:
09-Mar-2017
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
208
Weight:
170 Grams
100 Poems By 100 Poets cover photo

100 Poems By 100 Poets [9780571160952]

100 Poems by 100 Poets will serve both to introduce the diffident to the finest poetry in the English language, and to reward the devoted with its cha…

rrp: £9.99
£7.64
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Poems To See You Through cover photo

100 Poems To See You Through [9781529104691]

When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form …

rrp: £8.99
£7.60
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Prized Poems: Twenty-five years of the Forward Books cover photo

100 Prized Poems: Twenty-five years of the Forward Books [9780571333172]

'The Forward Prizes have turned a spotlight on contemporary poetry which is both searching and glamorous' Carol Ann Duffy 100 Prized Poems brings …

rrp: £9.99
£7.64
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Hugs cover photo

100 Hugs [9781509814312]

100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or…

rrp: £5.99
£5.69
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Photographs cover photo

100 Photographs [9781855147416]

The National Portrait Gallery is home to more than a quarter of a million photographs that provide a fascinating commentary on British history and cu…

£12.85
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
The English Roses cover photo

The English Roses [9781840917512]

David Austin Roses is one of the world's leading rose nurseries. The English Roses developed there have brought the rose to a new level of beauty and …

rrp: £30.00
£22.37
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers: A practical guide to growing food in small spaces cover photo

Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers: A practical guide to growing food in small spaces [9781472137050]

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden an…

rrp: £8.99
£7.70
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Iconic Postcards cover photo

100 Iconic Postcards [9780241351963]

An irresistible set of 100 postcards from the Imperial War Museum collection, in a beautifully designed box. Featuring iconic posters and vintage phot…

rrp: £14.99
£13.38
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Achieve End-to-End Customer Engagement in a Multichannel World cover photo

100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Achieve End-to-End Customer Engagement in a Multichannel World [9780749482671]

Virtually all consumer-facing businesses talk about putting the customer first, but in reality, few deliver on this as effectively as they could. 100 …

rrp: £19.99
£19.42
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-10 Working Days
100 Poems cover photo

100 Poems [9780571347155]

Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to ser…

rrp: £10.99
£7.80
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.