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Bird, Richard 1942-

Overview
Works: 177 works in 479 publications in 10 languages and 15,550 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: SB423, 635
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Richard Bird
Publications by Richard Bird
Most widely held works by Richard Bird
The cottage garden by Christopher Lloyd( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 758 libraries worldwide
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Flowering trees and shrubs : an illustrated directory of species and how to grow them successfully by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
An A-Z directory of nearly 1000 flowering trees and shrubs, with illustrations of individual plants
Companion planting by Richard Bird( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Traditional gardening lore and current environmental concerns come together in this volume
Projects for small gardens by Richard Bird( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
"In this book you will find 56 superbly illustrated step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow instructions, specially devised by two inspired gardeners, plus a comprehensive reference section with plenty of practical tips and wise advice on basic gardening techniques"--Page 4 of cover
Foliage gardens : everything you need to create a garden by Richard Bird( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
The author provides information on foliage plants, particularly in gardens where there is more shade than sunshine, and on different effects, planting in hot or dry growing conditions, and using foliage for hedges and boundaries
Water gardens : everything you need to create a garden by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Presents "imaginative ways of using water to create exciting contexts for a whole range of plants."--Cover
Beds and borders by Richard Bird( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
"This beautiful book presents a host of inspiring ideas for creating beds and borders in your garden, whether you have a small courtyard or an acre. Effective and atmospheric planting solutions are revealed in 20 step-by-step projects ..."--Back cover
General index by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Ponds and water features : expert answers to all your questions by Richard Bird( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Pruning : expert answers to all your questions by Richard Bird( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Written in an engaging question-and-answer format, this helpful guide demystifies pruning, making it easy to tackle this important task in your garden. Find out why certain plants need pruning and then learn when and how to do it. Organized by main plant types--trees, shrubs, hedges and topiary, climbers, roses, tree fruit, and soft fruit--this handy reference makes it easy to find relevant advice and information. Lists of plants that can be treated in similar ways, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step illustrations for some techniques help you successfully incorporate pruning into your gardening routine
The kitchen garden by Richard Bird( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 288 libraries worldwide
The illustrated practical encyclopedia of pruning, training & topiary : how to prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, tree and soft fruit, climbers and roses by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
This volume presents a practical guide to pruning and training decorative and fruiting plants. It provides advice on pruning and training methods for many different types of ornamental plants and contains instructions about how to train and prune fruit trees, climbing fruit and soft fruit. All techniques and projects are shown in close-up step-by-step photography and diagrams and this reference provides a plant directory, describing the timing, frequency and method of pruning for a range of ornamental plants. This work opens with an introduction that looks at basic principles and techniques. The chapters are arranged by plant type, covering ornamental trees, shrubs, topiary, hedges, climbers and wall shrubs, and roses. Each section includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant; how to prune the plant once it is established; and how to undertake renovation pruning
The garden year : practical gardening month by month by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive month-by-month guide to garden maintenance, planning and plant care that covers a vast range of subjects, from preparing seed beds, potting on cuttings and tying in climbers to grafting fruit trees, making compost and pruning ornamental shrubs. All areas are covered, including trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, bulbs, alpines, fruit and vegetables, with in-depth features on lawns, greenhouses and water gardens
Organic gardening by Richard Bird( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 274 libraries worldwide
The author explains how easy it is to make the transition to chemical-free garden management. You will read about different types of organic gardens - vegetable, fruit, herb, and ornamental - and all aspects of maintaining them. There is even a section on caring for wildlife
How to plan a small garden by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Lilies by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"An illustrated identifier and guide to cultivation"--Cover subtitle
The kitchen garden book by Richard Bird( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 221 libraries worldwide
"The complete practical guide to kitchen gardening, from planning and planting to harvesting and storing. Covers all the main vegetables, fruit and herbs with detailed advice on the best varieties to choose. Provides an invaluable easy-to-use calendar of vital tasks in the kitchen garden throughout the year"--Cover
The fruit and vegetable gardener by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Pruning : trees, shrubs & climbers, hedges, roses, flowers & topiary by Richard Bird( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A gardener's guide to cutting, trimming and training ornamental trees, shrubs, topiary, hedges, climbers and roses, with over 550 photographs and illustrations and practical, easy-to-follow advice
The border planner by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bird, Richard William 1942-
Languages
English (132)
German (5)
French (4)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (3)
Finnish (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Slovak (1)
Czech (1)
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