Books and DVDs

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Everybody loves a good book or DVD, and here’s a selection that have been featured throughout the pages of this site, plus some that haven’t but I think you’ll find them interesting.

Books and DVDs also make an excellent gift for a garden enthusiast friend or family member.

Slug and snail books

Slug books – Want to know more about slugs and ways to deal with them?

Snail books – We can’t ignore the humble snail. Here’s a few books about him too; some serious, some not so serious.

General gardening books

Gardening books – If you’re concerned about slugs you must be keen about gardening. Here are some good books on the subject.

More gardening books – You can’t have too many gardening books!

Gardening year – To be a successful gardener you need to understand the four seasons and learn to plan ahead. These books show you what to do month by month.

Gardening for beginners – Perhaps you’ve only just caught the gardening bug? Well, here are a few good books to get you started.

Specific gardening books

Greenhouse gardening – A selection of books covering the art and science of greenhouse gardening.

Lawns and lawn care – Most people want a nice lawn, not realising quite how much hard work and devotion it takes. These books show you how to get that perfect lawn.

Gardening series books

Expert Series – Gardening Books – Boasting over 30 titles, the ‘Expert’ series of gardening books by D G Hessayon now covers all aspects of gardening. I have several myself; they’re easy to read, crammed with essential information, and have plenty of clear photos and diagrams. The Times wrote, “Clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with superbly logical layout.”

With over 52 million copies sold worldwide, this is arguably the world’s favourite series of gardening books.

Green Essentials – Organic Guides – A series of easy to read books covering all your gardening needs, and all with an ‘organic’ theme. Alan Titchmarsh in the Daily Express said, “These handy ‘Green Essentials’ guides are ideal...  easy to follow and so full of advice.”


Gardening DVDs – Garden related DVDs; some for pleasure, some for education. Seeing exactly how to do something brings a whole new dimension to the learning experience.

National Trust gardens – The National Trust owns, preserves, and protects some of the UK’s most beautiful buildings, coastline, and countryside. Showcasing some of those places, these DVDs are a delight to watch; either for your own pleasure, or they make an excellent gift.

Find it on Amazon

Find it on Amazon

Still not sure?
Then why not search Amazon.

Remember, you can search for just about anything, not just books. Have you seen the comprehensive Amazon Garden Department

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