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Combe Groves Recommended Reads of June

Combe Groves Recommended Reads of June – Flora & Fauna

Weeds
Royal Horticultural Society, Gareth Richards

Weeds are often negatively looked upon in gardens, yet the Royal Horticultural Society’s book ‘Weeds’ show the fascinating world of weeds through Illustration. These unsung hero’s are vital to pollinators and this book shows exactly the uses of 50 different types of weed species for the modern gardener.

Botanicum
Katie Scott and Kathy Willis

Botanicum is a stunning visual guide of botanical flora and fauna that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age linking plants with their historical significance. This book is rich with information written by Kathy Willis, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and illustrated by Katie Scott. It is an exhibition for the eyes.

RHS Botany for Gardeners: The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored royal horticultural society

For those interested in gardening and want to dip into science, this is the perfect book for anyone who want to learn about seed germination, soil health, plant pathology and entomology. Botany for Gardeners has a great selection of hints and tips for all round gardening advice.

Planting for Honeybees: The Grower’s Guide to Creating a Buzz Sarah Wyndham Lewis

‘Planting for Honeybees’ is a practical illustrative guide to helping you find the ideal plants for honeybees and other pollinators. This is a great guide for planting, no matter the size of natural space you have, making it an accessible read for beginners or those with a tiny patch of wild space, even just a window box.

Fungarium
Katie scott and Ester Gaya

From the makers of Botanicum, Fungarium is an illustrative guide to living organisms such as fungi. This is a book that is both visual and informative. You will come away learning about what is a fungus, sexual and asexual reproduction, spores, growth and their ecosystem. This is a book for all ages.

We hope that you enjoyed Combe Grove’s recommended reads of June. To see our pervious months of recommended reads, visit the Journal.