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Bird, Richard 1942-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 589 publications in 10 languages and 14,856 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Identification guides  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
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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 )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers is an extensive and opinionated summary of a lifetime's gardening experience. He sets the stage by explaining what perennials are and what their particular advantage is in the garden, a wonderful first glimpse at his design theories. The introduction continues with inspirational, practical, and blunt ("A plant has no business to be dull in company -- same with humans.") advice on planning and planting a garden. After a dig at botanists' penchant for renaming families, he leaps directly into his assessment of Acanthus in the course of his alphabetical journey to Zigadenus. Lloyd touches on large and small genuses, both common and obscure. He describes the height and habit of the plants, garden situations in which they have worked well for him, and any pests or diseases that they are particularly susceptible to. The photos demonstrate the imaginative combinations Lloyd has described and the true versatility of perennials
Flowering trees and shrubs : an illustrated directory of species and how to grow them successfully by Richard Bird( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
An A-Z directory of nearly 1000 flowering trees and shrubs, with illustrations of individual plants
Companion planting by Richard Bird( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Traditional gardening lore and current environmental concerns come together in this volume
Projects for small gardens by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 422 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 392 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 386 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 351 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 )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The kitchen garden by Richard Bird( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Presents the know-how to grow your own crops, herbs and fruit. Plans for plots, a herb-garden, a potager, a fruit garden and a container kitchen garden
Pruning : expert answers to all your questions by Richard Bird( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 269 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
How to prune trees, shrubs & climbers : a gardener's guide to cutting, trimming and training, with over 650 photographs and illustrations, and practical, easy-to-follow advice by Richard Bird( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
A guide to cutting, trimming and training, with over 650 photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-follow advice. It aims to take the mystery out of pruning, showing that the correct training and pruning of ornamental garden plants has many rewards, including better flower production, healthier plants, improved plant shape and a tidier garden
Organic gardening by Richard Bird( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 250 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
The garden year : practical gardening month by month by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 250 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
The kitchen garden book by Richard Bird( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 238 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
Lilies by Richard Bird( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 217 libraries worldwide
"An illustrated identifier and guide to cultivation"--Cover subtitle
How to plan a small garden by Richard Bird( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Growing fruit & vegetables : the complete practical guide to kitchen gardening, from planning and planting to care and maintenance by Richard Bird( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Pruning : trees, shrubs & climbers, hedges, roses, flowers & topiary by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 198 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bird, Richard William 1942-
Languages
English (127)
German (5)
Spanish (5)
French (3)
Finnish (2)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Czech (2)
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