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Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet (Hardback)
It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have a 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 window sill to wisteria up your wall, with 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.
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!
RHS Grow for Flavour (Hardback)
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.
100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)
From the plants that changed the world, to the ones that almost did and the ones that most certainly didn't, 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by the award-winning garden designer, television presenter and author Chris Beardshaw takes readers on a journey through history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
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Uniquely exploring the origins, quirks, stories and uses for the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day, the book is a quirky delight that covers plants from today right back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Brimming with enthusiasm, this handy-sized book provides a delightful look into horticultural history and offers reflection on the relationships that man has had with plants. An ideal read for fans of The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners' World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives.
A celebration of over 30 years of planning and planting, the mature gardens of Highgrove are testament to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales' dedication to and love of the natural environment - and in this commemorative book readers can wonder at the magic of these truly spectacular grounds.
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With an introduction from Prince Charles himself and stunning images of the gardens from award-winning photographers, the book provides a month-by-month chronicle of the changing landscape of Highgrove and the magisterial impact they have on the structural elements of the grounds.
With exquisite commentary provided by BBC Radio 4 Gardner's Question Time panellist Bunny Guinness and a pair of simply stunning panoramic fold-out photographs, Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated is a beautiful commemorative book that commemorates garden design, passion and inspiration.
Cleaning & Laundry Hints & Tips Set - 2 Books (Collection)
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 whilst 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.
Store Cupboard Miracles Collection - 6 Books (Collection)
Dr. Penny Stanway
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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The Edible Balcony (Paperback)
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.
RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)
A practical guide for gardeners of all levels, RHS Botany for Gardeners takes a look at the science of botany and the language of horticulture, alongside hints, tips and advice on how to make the most of plants in the garden.
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Fully illustrated, the book provides explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening.
Covering everything from Plant Parts to Plant Pests, this book will help gardeners understand the world of botanical science and enhance their garden using this knowledge.
Accompanying the BBC Two television series, The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge is a celebration of our nation's growing interest in knowing where our fresh produce comes from. Providing practical information on how to positively transform your garden's productivity, including detailed information on harvesting your own tantalising tomatoes, scrumptious strawberries and beautiful flowering plants to decorate your dining table, this book also covers other must-know topics such as dealing with pests and insects, pruning and the intricacies of soil and compost choice.
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Ideal for the novice gardener and for those looking to further their knowledge of organic food cultivation, this book not only offers information on growing and caring for your own produce such as easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and more; but also provides a comprehensive A-Z of stunningly delectable recipes for a plethora of preserves including jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials.
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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Restoration Home (Paperback)
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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. 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.
The Rose (Hardback)
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A vast and truly beautiful book, the Rose is the definitive history of the queen of flowers. Written by acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Porter, this lavishly illustrated hardback charts the potency of the rose the world over, from the Greek and Roman empires to the cultivated perfection that we know today. Vividly written with incredible historical accuracy and great enthusiasm, this book is an incredible feat that is sure to capture the imagination in the same way that its beautiful subject matter has done for thousands of years.
How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)
Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.
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Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.
A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces (Hardback)
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.
Diana Yakeley offers expert guidance on choosing the best size and shape conservatory for your space. No conservatory would be complete without proper attention to the finer details, and a section on interior styling covers lighting, colour schemes, furniture and soft furnishing. A beautifully illustrated chapter on planting contains suggestions on the best plants for achieving different effects, with advice on planting for form, colour and scent; sculptural planting schemes; and growing a wide variety of plants. There then follows a section of basic step-by-step techniques, as well as an informative directory of the most suitable plants for conservatory conditions.
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Incense and Scent in the Home (Paperback)
Fragrance, with its power to sooth and relax or excite and invigorate, adds a unique dimension to the design and ambience of a room. Of the many ways of scenting the home, the burning of incense is perhaps the most pungent and evocative. This beautiful book looks at all the aspects of using incense, including sticks, cones, coils, resins, powders, barks and oils, whether you want to promote relaxation or to energize and stimulate. Themed design ideas show how to choose incense to enhance a specific room, whether this is the exotic richness and colour of an African-style living room or the cool serenity and calm of a romantic bedroom retreat.
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Garden Design with Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel (Paperback)
This title features inspirational and practical design ideas and techniques using hard landscaping materials. It provides an exploration of contemporary hard landscaping solutions for gardens, courtyards and terraces, using stone, wood, concrete, glass, metals, clay, synthetics and organic materials. It presents a range of stunning creative ideas for flooring, surfaces, screens and boundaries, construction, furniture, containers and sculpture. It illustrates a range of styles and textures to customize your garden so that it meets the practical needs of your lifestyle. This innovative book explores the character of materials available for outdoor construction. The author looks in turn at natural materials such as stone, wood and clay; composites such as concrete, glass and metals; and, new technology synthetics. She also looks at unconventional, less restrictive organic gardens, including untreated twigs and vines. To help you plan your garden from the outset, the book features hard landscaping ideas to appeal to all styles and tastes. With over 300 beautifully evocative photographs and a wealth of suggestions from one of the garden world's leading writers, "Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel" is an invaluable sourcebook of cutting edge ideas for modern, low-maintenance gardens.
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The Cut Flower Patch (Hardback)
Blossoming with practical steps on how to cut flowers for your home, Louise Curley shows readers that a cut flower patch can be the most economically and, equally, ecologically friendly way to enjoy cut flowers in the home.
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No patch is too small to enjoy flowers at home with this helpful, enlightening book. From advice on what to grow, when to sow, deadheading, weeding and seeding, The Cut Flower Patch will help you get the most from your own flower patch at home - whatever limitations your garden offers.
Containing helpful, easy-to-follow instructions and stunning photography, this beautiful hardback book will make an ideal gift for the next generation of gardeners or those looking for more eco-friendly gardening solutions.
Do-It-Yourself Workshop (Paperback)
This book contains all the necessary information on basic tools and materials that the do-it-yourself enthusiast will need. It begins with a section on tools and techniques, which covers the basic items needed for most do-it-yourself jobs as well as giving a guide to storing your tools. The chapter on equipment and materials covers plaster, concrete and mortar, roofing materials, adhesives and sealants, as well as fixings and fittings, flooring, painting and wallpapering materials. The final section of the book consists of projects involving basic carpentry skills. From simple projects, such as putting up shelves, to more complex tasks, such as replacing a section of skirting and boxing-in wall pipes, this section will help you to carry out a variety of woodworking tasks.
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The New Eighteenth-Century Home (Hardback)
Michele Lalande and Gilles Trillard-the author-photographer team that brought us The New Eighteenth-Century Style and The New French Decor-return with 29 all-new homes, decorated in the modernized, eclectic version of Pompadour decor that has become so popular in this young century. The resulting blend of ostentatious luxury and repurposed treasures, the natural and the manufactured, is a warm, lived-in style that perfectly embodies the comforts of home. Interest in this iconic French style of interior decoration was revived following the restoration of Madame Pompadour's apartments at Versailles early in the last decade. Characterized primarily by excess and opulence and often dismissed as gaudy at the expense of taste, traditional Pompadour style incorporates lush velvets, precious and semiprecious stones, gilding, and elaborate handcarving to dramatic effect. In its modern incarnation, these antique elements are allowed to show their age, tending more toward the shabby chic.A " Gilles Trillard's delightful photographs reveal interiors of breezy elegance, where Pop Art and industrial design mingle with patinaed highboys and carved candelabra; texts by Michele Lalande highlight the playful, surprising details that personalize these spaces. A perfect companion to the two previous volumes, Eighteenth-Century Spirit proves that the old has been made new once more-and it's here to stay.
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Simplicity Home Decorating Book (Other)
Successful decorating is the artful blending of colours, patterns and textures to create a harmonious effect in the home. Within these pages you'll find a whole house of clever ideas, design tips and easy to make projects for sprucing up your home from window dressings of every type, to bed covers, cushions and a whole range of decorative accessories. You don't need to be an expert sewer to follow the simple instructions and create stunning results - this comprehensive guide offers chapters of clear, step-by-step techniques and full colour pages containing plenty of inspirational ideas. Whatever your sewing project in the home this is the one stop sewing reference you'll want to turn to every time (60,000 words).
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Essential DIY Projects (Paperback)
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential DIY Projects is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to that will teach you a number of essential projects around the house in just 96 pages. Suitable even for those who've never picked up a hammer, this is an ideal starting point for the new home-owner or tentative DIY-er. make basic repairs decorate with flair makeover the garden tackle new projects add value to your home
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Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardback)
Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) -- the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them. And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder -- saving you money too in the process.
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