Ivydene Gardens Library Catalogue: Introduction

Welcome to Ivydene Gardens Library Catalogue.

Please note that this listing is for information only. I am not able to lend or loan out these books. If you wish to obtain a copy of any book that interests you, visit your local library or Amazon.co.uk. If you live in Kent, I also thoroughly recommend The Rainham Bookshop, Station Road, Rainham (01634 371591).

The chart below explains how Ivydene Gardens Library has been structured. Click a link to get the start page of each section. Each entry, where possible, has an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to assist you in locating a copy.

In order to assist the design process for a garden, the Library has been split into the following order of abstraction:-

The Reference Library and the Practical Projects categories will assist with construction.

Private garden maintenance can then be assisted by the following:-

Please note that entries in the library pages in red text indicate books that Chris Garnons-Williams has found to be more useful than the others in that section.

Library Category

Definition

Garden Style

The overall style of the garden — Cottage, Japanese, Feng-Shui, etc.

Garden Design

gives design methodologies to follow for the Garden Style chosen.

Garden Planting Design

gives planting design ideas for the beds of the overall garden design chosen above.

Location of Plants

shows which plants should be grouped together for its soil, shade, colour for the garden style chosen.

Plant Association

shows which plant combinations give a pleasing colour combination or foliage contrast.

Plant Types
 

gives growing conditions of a particular family of plants, i.e. Primulas, with lists of where suitable.

Plant Species
 

gives data about a particular family of plants in restricted format.

 

 

Gardening
 

gives general information on how to garden for the whole garden.

Garden Cultivation

gives specific data about growing vegetables in a kitchen garden, or fruit in an orchard, or lawns, ponds etc.

Propagation
 

gives details on how to propagate new plants from seed, division or grafting.

Garden Pests
 

includes information on garden pests and diseases with their control.

Garden Tips
 

gives tips on different parts of gardening

 

 

Practical Projects
 

gives details on how to construct hard landscaping.

Wildlife
 

gives details concerning wildlife that could be found in gardens, their lifestyle and how to encourage them to your garden.

 

 

Reference Library
 

contains some detailed reference material that may contain British Standards for construction.

Miscellaneous

contains books that don’t fit in any of the other categories.

 

 

Health
 

gives data on how to look after one’s own health.

 

 

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Topic
Case Studies
Companion Planting
Garden Construction
Garden Design
Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home

Library *

Offbeat Glossary
Plants
Soil
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Colour Wheel
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable
Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

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Library Pages

Library Introduction *
Site Map


Garden Style
Garden Design:-
A-G
G-H

J-T
T-W
Garden Planting Design:-
A-G
G-L
L-S
S-T
T-Y
Location of Plants:-
A-G
G-T
T-W
Plant Association:-
A-R
T-W
Plant Types:-
A-H

H-S
T-T
Plant Species:-
A-E

F-M
M-T
T-W
Gardening:-
A-S

S-Y
Garden Cultivation
Propagation
Garden Pests
Garden Tips
Practical Projects:-
A-H

H-S
S-T
T-Y
Wildlife
Reference Library
Miscellaneous
Health

The Garden Style chosen at the beginning defines what a garden should look like.

Following this choice of Garden Style, then:-

  • use the relevant Garden Design methodology, then
  • use the Planting Design to implement the ideas for the beds, before
  • using the Location of Plants to show which plants should be grouped together for the soil, shade and colour of that Garden Style chosen.

Plant Association shows which plant combinations give pleasing flower or foliage colour combinations, then

Plant Type gives growing conditions of a family of plants - ie Primulas - with lists of primulas with the same flower colour, foliage colour or height and where is suitable for those plants, followed by

Plant Species gives data about a family of plants in a restrictd format - ie without lists - as the lowest level of useful information (unless you are prepared to read the text in a whole book each time you want to use this particular species of plant).

 

Gardening gives general information on how to garden for the whole garden.

Garden Cultivation gives specific information on veg, fruit, lawn, pond, etc.

Garden Pests details garden pests/diseases and their control.

 

Practical Projects gives details on how to construct hard landscaping.

 

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