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A guide to keeping and caring for poultry and lifestock on a small scale, Suzie Baldwin's The Smallholder's Handbook is the perfect guide to living the Good Life - whether you're an expert or just getting started.
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With her friendly tone, Suzie offers help and advice to anyone who is interested in this increasingly popular way of life. From setting up and keeping hens and quails to ducks, pigs, sheep, goats and cows, it has all the advice you need for rearing and raising these animals. There is even a section on beekeeping so you can extract your own honey!
The book also offers advice on cultivating your land, all the essentials you'll need to keep the animals and tips for farrowing, lambing, kidding and calving.
It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables whatever your spacial limitations.
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Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, full-colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximize space and ensure you are getting the most out of your space and plants.
From tomatoes on your windowsill to wisteria up your wall, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the space you have available while encouraging a healthy-eating lifestyle.
Whatever your age, you can enjoy growing a kitchen garden with the plants from the pips, seeds and stones that are usually thrown away in kitchen waste with the RHS Plants from Pips book!
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An introduction to growing the likes of avocados, apples, mangoes and tomatoes from pips that are often thrown straight into the recycling bin, the book offers useful and easy-to-follow advice on what you should grow, what you should grow it in and the best location to ensure terrific results every time.
Great for anyone who has green fingers but limited space, the book has photographs and step-by-step illustrations to help you on your way and will also let you know how to deal with pests and avoid other problems. The perfect book if you want to grow your own fruit and vegetables at home!
An informative and inspirational guide perfect for anyone who fancies a go at growing their own chillis at home, RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower from award-winning author Kay Maguire is the only book chilli-growing book you will ever need.
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Packed with step-by-step instructions for seed sowing, plant care, fruit harvesting and troubleshooting of common problems, this hotter-than-hot book is also filled with a plethora of background information, tasty tips for enjoying chillis and much, much more...
Including a guide to the Scoville heat units (the official measurement of spicy heat), checklists, charts, full-colour photographs and illustrations, RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower is the perfect guide for entering the world of growing your own chillis - from those sweet and succulent to ones that are blow-your-head-off hot!
We've all learned how to master growing beautiful-looking fruits and vegetables, but have you ever been disappointed with the flavours of the produce you've spent so long treating with the utmost care and attention? That's where James Wong comes in!
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By following his groundbreaking scientific tips and techniques, your fruit and veg yield will benefit from measurable improvements in flavour and supercharged quality and health value of all your home-grown harvests. Plus, you'll find 36 simple recipes for making the most of your new flavour-packed produce.
Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, James Wong's new book, Grow for Flavour, gives you the techniques to maximize flavour while minimizing the effort involved.
Love your garden but feel you don't have the time to make the most of it? These three books from trusted garden writer Val Bourne will show you that you don't have to slave over your flower and veg beds for hours to get your garden looking blooming marvellous!
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- Just £1.66 per book
With key tasks for each month that can be easily fitted in to your busy schedule, each book has plenty of tried-and-tested tips to answer all your garden prayers.
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How To Clean Just About Everything will help you give your home the best spring clean it's ever had. A compact book from Reader's Digest that does exactly as the title says, it shows you the best tried-and-tested methods to clean items as varied as computer keyboards, scissors, vases and drains. Packed full of handy advice, the hardback will have your home looking spotless in no time at all.
Cleaning and laundry are chores that most would consider a less-than-enjoyable experience. But the benefits of a well-maintained and cleaned home certainly outweigh the spent efforts and with the help of these two books, readers can turn their home into an inviting space while rediscovering the simple pleasures of housekeeping.
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Ideal for the house-proud person in your life or a student soon to be living away from home for the first time, this set of helpful how-to books makes for the perfect household cleaning guide and provides daily, weekly, monthly and annual checklists for helping to keep them organised.
Providing helpful information from when to dust shelves to when to use pre-wash detergents, the books will prove to be invaluable resources.
A selection of Guardian guru Lia Leendertz's helpful columns, Gardening SOS includes the answers to your burning horticultural questions.
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The author imparts her wisdom across the pages of this helpful and readable hardback, answering questions on a wide range of queries from both green-fingered experts and gardening beginners.
Whether you're trying to hide an eyesore in your garden, are unsure how to prune or simply want to reinvigorate a neglected plot, this handy gardening book contains all the answers.
Dr Penny Stanway expertly guides readers through the practical and creative uses for an assortment of household staples in this 6-book collection. Including bicarbonate of soda, cider vinegar, garlic, honey, lemons and olive oil, this comprehensive and entertaining set proves why every home should have these vital ingredients in stock at all times.
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From using cider vinegar to improve your skin and hair to the power of bicarbonate of soda as a cleaning product, explaining why olive oil is known as 'liquid gold' to using lemons as a vital natural remedy, each book provides indispensable and easy-to-follow tips on how to use each product and is a brilliant compendium of the item's many interesting uses.
Along with an A-Z of common ailments, most of the books includes delicious recipes too. A fascinating and unique collection of books that are sure to come in handy around the home.
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Help your allotment thrive 365 days a year with the 200+ timely projects in this stunning hardback.
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Showing you how to focus your gardening energies and create impressive plots through step-by-step colour photos, your veggie patch will soon be the most envied around! With this comprehensive and handy planner, you can grow the tastiest crops, keep the busiest bees, produce the largest pumpkin and preserve the tastiest jams and wines.
Plan and record your moments of success and areas for improvement and get the most out of every month of the year. Beautifully finished, this is a wonderful gift for those who enjoy growing, or want to start cultivating, their own fruit and veg.
With three books covering some of nature's most effective ingredients, this collection aims to pull together a vast array of facts about vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and salt. The store cupboard ingredients can be used for cleaning, cooking and can even treat common ailments. With home cures, recipes and everyday hints and tips included, these books cover all the practical household uses of the ingredients and show their versatility. The books also provide information on some of the more whimsical ways they can be used.
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Whether you live in the heart of a city or simply have a limited amount of available space, The Edible Balcony is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fresh produce whatever your surroundings.
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After cultivating her own oasis atop her London flat, Alex Mitchell shares her own tried-and-tested techniques - including both growing and recycling tips - on how to create your own 'grow zone' wherever you are.
Packed with stunning images, exciting methods and inspirational plant-growing advice, the book serves not only as a practical guide for helping you transform your balcony, but also provides all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the great outdoors - no matter how grand or petite your outdoor spaces are.
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High up on a London rooftop, outside her kitchen window, Penelope Bennett cultivates a garden full of artichokes, aubergines, beans, peas, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, raspberries and 31 kinds of potato! In Window-box Allotment, she shows readers how they can do the same. A revised, expanded and illustrated version of a guide to growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in a tiny space, this is a stylish, pretty and irresistible book that will help you make the most of your outdoor space.
Written by crafting expert Debora Robertson, this exciting book, Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents has more than 100 projects that use the gardener's bounty throughout the seasons, ranging from the pretty to the practical.
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From a pizza herb window box to delicious treats to eat like toffee apples, herbal teas and chilli jams, this is a book to show you how to make a present to suit everyone! The projects are divided into Flowers, Herbs, Fruit and Vegetables and cover everything from Toffee Apples to Lavender, Rose and Chamomile Bubble Bath.
How to Iron a Shirt is a delightful little hardback that contains 500 household tips to make your life easier. From avoiding the mystery of the ever-disappearing pen to handy reminders about which member of the family does what activity on weeknights, the book will also show you how easy it is to keep your documents organised in a timely manner and even how to clean the washing machine. Sure to be a useful book for the whole family, the tips are presented in a friendly and light-hearted manner and there is even advice on how to look after domestic pets.
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The perfect partner for fans of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is an exciting collection of extraordinary small builds from all over the United Kingdom and beyond.
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Packed with stunning photography and the stories behind these most impressive and unlikely of conversions, the book explores the inventive features of each of the stunning transformations - including The Luxury Narrowboat, a Mobile Cinema, a Lamretta Tuk-Tuk and much, much more...
Food for thought for those who may be considering their own small-space conversion, or those who simply love the show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is a compilation of innovative visions where the ordinary is transformed into something truly extraordinary.
A fantastic accompaniment to the BBC2 TV series, Restoration Home - presented here in an attractive paperback edition - is an extraordinary journey of discovery that will help you learn all of the secrets that your house holds.
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Written by Gavin Weightman, this practical and intriguing guide is broken down into useful chapters that offer handy hints on how to identify the key features of your property and get your hands on important resources such as maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories.
A must for history fans and property fanatics, as well as those who are interested to learn more about the four walls in which they reside.
Miller's Collectables Handbook 2014-2015 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece, or why now is the moment to buy Roseville pottery. Meanwhile, in-depth closer look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Judith Miller and Mark Hill compile the guide that no dealer, collector, or auctioneer should be without. Every image is changed every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook is the only full-colour, fully illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, character collectables, film and television memorabilia, glass, Inuit art, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games, and vintage fashion. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item, and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
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Packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want for your home, Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook: The DIY Way to Add Value to Your Home is a reference book that will show you how to fix a number of common household problems.
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From the team behind the hit TV show, the book has affordable solutions for all the common problems - from cracks in walls to creaking stairs, damp patches to draught and leaking roofs to blocked chimneys. The handy book provides step-by-step instructions on how to master the art of DIY, while also giving advice on finding the best workmen for the job if you prefer to get someone in.
The book also focuses on the planning aspect of transforming your home with information on designing a room layout, choosing a colour and pattern and deciding on wall finishes and treatment all covered. Your house should be a home you can be proud of - and this book will help you make sure it is!
TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Designs has been on our screens, Kevin has had plenty of opportunity to formulate his own strong views on what makes truly brilliant architecture. For the first time he can share those views fully, showing that 'houses too can be architecture' and giving any aspiring self-builder the maximum number of tools to ensure that their vision becomes reality, with the minimum amount of heartache along the way. Through three main sections -- 'Thinking', 'Dreaming' and 'Doing' -- he guides you through each stage of the self--build process, from working out what you really want, to finding a plot, obtaining planning permission, commissioning and briefing architects and builders, and implementing the build itself. Structured around fundamental locations -- urban, suburban and rural -- Kevin presents his own compendium of houses from across the UK which he finds exciting and exemplary. Some of the most successful projects from the TV series are featured, including Monty Ravenscroft's innovative house in Peckham with its retractable roof, a reinvented violin factory in Waterloo, a converted barn in Ross--on--Wye, a spectacular loch-side house on the Clyde estuary and a glass pavilion on a beach near Exeter. As Kevin says, ' Green is no longer a weird colour to be' and running throughout the book is the theme of sustainable building and how to achieve it -- not as some minority issue only of interest to those who knit their own sofas but as something which is increasingly central to how we will design, build and live in our homes. Passionate and opinionated, this book is always highly readable and engaging. For anyone who cares about design and for everyone who has ever thought about building their own home it is essential and truly inspiring reading.
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England - perhaps more than anywhere - is home to many excellent vintage and antiques fairs, from sprawling events attracting buyers from around the world to smaller local markets, from high-end affairs selling fine furniture, porcelain, silver and paintings to more modest gatherings offering everyday collectables and vintage. This guide provides comprehensive information about forty of the best regularly held fairs across England, offering practical advice on visiting, tips on how to bargain and what to see, eat and do nearby. It is a book for everyone interested in the market experience, antiques-loving or vintage-obsessed, dealers or dabblers.
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This book offers full advice on getting the most out of these popular pastimes, from making your first acquisitions to organizing and caring for your collection. It features over 6000 stunning images let the reader identify purchases, and learn how to boost collections, whether organizing by country, pictorial theme or purpose-of-issue. It includes expert commentary from a world-renowned collector examines the production of stamps and coins, plus size, shape, design, denomination, watermarks and metals. Collecting stamps and coins - known to the world as philately and numismatics - are among the most enduring hobbies of all time, and this comprehensive guide helps explain why. It is both a stunning visual compendium that illustrates how these collectables have evolved, country-by-country, from their origins to the present day, as well as a practical guide to identification, categorization, care and assessing value. It contains expert practical advice on identifying key features, and determining condition and value, plus guidelines on competitive exhibiting or on-line trading. This is an essential companion for every collector and enthusiast.
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