Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:23
For books, two of my 'bibles' are the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening and Reader Digest "The Gardening Year" - both available from Amazon etc for very little money. Older copies won't have up-to-date plants in them of course although the general advice is still as relevant as it ever was.
For good general gardening reading, anything by Christopher Lloyd. Lots of others folk here have recommended books in the past - try using the Site Seach option at the top and enter "good books".