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Bird, Richard 1942-

Overview
Works: 180 works in 530 publications in 11 languages and 15,685 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Terminology  Dictionaries  Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: SB125, 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 )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Christopher Lloyd's evocative presentation of the development of the cottage garden, from humble vegetable patch to lush flower garden
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 489 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 449 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 445 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 )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 411 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 401 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 370 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 352 libraries worldwide
The kitchen garden by Richard Bird( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 291 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 284 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
Organic gardening by Richard Bird( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 269 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 269 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
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 244 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
The kitchen garden book by Richard Bird( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 235 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 )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 225 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 220 libraries worldwide
The border planner by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Clear illustrations show you how to design color schemes, create seasonal displays, and combine plants to create themed borders
Pruning : trees, shrubs & climbers, hedges, roses, flowers & topiary by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 204 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
Small garden solutions by Richard Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in German and English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Gestaltungsvorschläge für Gärten jeder Grösse: Gartengrenzen, Landschaftsideen, Dekorationen, Kübelkultur, Leben im Freien u.a.m.; reich illustriert
A gardener's Latin by Richard Bird( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ('of woods'), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ('of dry places'). More
 
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Alternative Names
Bird, Richard William 1942-
Languages
English (131)
German (7)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
Czech (3)
Finnish (2)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Slovak (1)
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