New books: all about weeds

Weeds are actually plants that grow in the wrong place. An approach to unwanted plants that is included in two new books worth reading about - weeds! Become friends and recognize them, when the garden is to be cleared to become weed-free.

Weeds - recognize and remove

By Gunnel Ginsburg (Prisma), 128 p.

Weeds - recognize and remove.

A cute, beautiful and practical book about weeds with fantastic illustrations in a classic flora manner. Botanical posters show exactly what the plant looks like - both above and below ground (it's a fun aha experience to see the whole root system spread!) And in all different stages.

About fifty plants with weed stamps are presented in a factual and informative way, and you also get to know how to best remove that particular weed. There is also a small chapter on the benefits of certain weeds. The format is handy but not meant to be in your pocket. A book for both lovers and haters of weeds!

Clean the garden - from cherry bowl, turnip root, dandelions, thistles and other grasses

By Susanna Hultin & Gunnel Carlson (Semic), 112 p.

Clean the garden of cherry blossoms, turnips, dandelions, thistles and other weeds.

The book is nice small talk in tone and at the same time rich in content. Here you get to know a little of each about our most common weeds: pros and cons are listed (yes, all weeds are actually good in some way!), Their history, what you can use them for and the best ways to get rid of them.

Many of the pictures are seductively beautiful - how can you not like the reef buttercup? - but therefore sometimes difficult to have help when looking in the garden. Explanatory texts are, however, also available.

TEXT: Anna G Tufvesson

Everything about gardening: planning, plants, care

A new complete handbook on garden planning, plants and care.

All about gardening combines design, plants, planting suggestions, cultivation and care in a worthy illustrated work. Sweden's foremost writers, photographers and experts in gardening share their knowledge in an inspiring and concrete way. Plenty of photos from different gardens as well as detailed perspective drawings provide creative ideas and ideas on how to design your own garden. The 1800 plant descriptions are beautifully illustrated with color photos.

Everything about gardening is a standard work with ideas and suggestions for all areas in the garden.

The book consists of four parts:

Contains the sections Reality and Dreams, The Dream Garden, Nine Inspirational Gardens, A Garden Takes Shape, Plan and Draw Your Garden, The Ingredients of the Garden.

Nine inspiring gardens with perspective drawings, outline drawings, photos and plant lists. In the sections A garden takes shape and the components of the garden, there are 100 pages of inspiration with everything from discount proposals, trellis, ground coverings and patios to pots, gazebos and garden plots. In the section Drawing your garden, you will be helped to plan and draw your own garden.

The plants
Contains the sections Perennials, Doctors and tubers, Summer flowers, Potted grasses, Terrace plants, Christa's geraniums, Wintering, Water and swamp plants, Perennial grasses, Bamboo, Bamboo's many possibilities, Roses, Shrubs and trees.

News and cultivable favorites. For all perennials and bulbs, there are also suggestions for use and good neighbors in the discount. A total of about 1800 plants are described, of which 1000 perennials, 200 bulbs and tubers and more than 100 roses.

The kitchen garden
Contains the sections The beautiful kitchen garden, Spices, Vegetables, fruits and berries.

Vegetables, planting suggestions and growing utensils. The spices have their own section and are described in detail with tips on how to use them.

Garden practice
Contains the sections Greenhouse, Seeds and cuttings, Garden care, Lawn - plant and care, Rose care, Weeds, Diseases and pests, Equipment, Small and large projects for the garden, Create with water in the garden.

Here is practical advice on the greenhouse, fertilization, pruning, cultivation and planting, how to deal with pests and weeds, but also how to build a pond or build trellis and planks.

In total, All About Garden contains 1450 color photos, about 150 color illustrations and 1800 plant descriptions.


Weeds or pests are plants that grow in places where they are not desirable for humans, it can be gardens, fields, flower beds or streets and squares. A species can thus be both a weed and a cultural plant depending on where it grows. Weeds are called unwanted plants in the plant layer, ie. plants that generally grow lower than 50 cm. In shrub layers and tree layers, the term sly is often used instead for the same phenomenon.

There are divided opinions about what is weed and what is not, in the same way as with pests. At the beginning of the last century, pretty much everything that humans themselves did not sow was considered weeds. Today, many of the "weeds" of the time are more or less threatened with extinction. In addition, some weeds are considered beautiful.

Many weeds were also originally introduced as cultivated plants, and have only later come to be regarded as weeds, such as cherry blossoms.

The weed plants are found in several different species and are usually well equipped to survive various attempts to eradicate or limit their distribution.

Many weed plants have followed human cultivation around the world, so that they are found to thrive under the most diverse climatic conditions. As weeds propagate, mainly through seeds or roots and underground shoots, they are referred to as seed and root weeds. Their occurrence is significantly dependent on the soil and the nature of the cultivated plants as well as the consequent way of treating the soil.

From one of our most loyal and weedless employees:

Do not despair, most weeds can be removed with time and perseverance! You pick stinging nettles in early spring and continue during the season. It can be difficult to get the long yellowish roots, but the woods win. Cherry bowl gets tired if you cut them often or cover them with plastic for a season or two. The worst "weeds" we have encountered are snowberries that stubbornly come back. The smallest piece of root can give rise to a new shrub. One tip, be careful which shrubs you bring into your garden!

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