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    EBAL

    The Edible Balcony (Paperback)

    Alex Mitchell

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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.

    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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    Christine Walkden's No-Nonsense Container Gardening is bursting with over 80 inspirational and practical container projects to get you growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers at home, however small the space you have is.

    Using small pots and containers to kick start your home-growing journey has never been so versatile, from making eye-catching features like herbs flourishing in a zinc bucket, to pretty spring bulbs in an olive oil can and growing a complete salad in an old tyre, Christine's tips and techniques really are the cream of the (tiny) crop! With information on beating pests, watering and choosing the best harvesting time too, beginners and experienced gardeners alike will be enthralled by the fun and rewarding ideas in this fantastic book.
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    From DK and the Royal Horticultural Society, the Good Fruit & Veg Guide offers 125 illustrated profiles of some of the best crops to grow at home, from runner beans to artichokes and plums to gooseberries. With practical hints on the key aspects of the cultivation and clear advice on the basic principles of growing fruit and vegetables, the book is brilliant for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike. The RHS experts also offer tips on the key aspects of cultivation, such as sowing, harvesting and troubleshooting pests and diseases.

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    RHS Botany for Gardeners (Other)

    Geoff Hodge

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    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. 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.
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    The Allotment Planner (Hardback)

    Matthew Appleby

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    Help your allotment thrive 365 days a year with the 200+ timely projects in this stunning hardback. 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.
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    Gifts from the Garden (Hardback)

    Debora Robertson

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    Written by Debora Robertson, 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.

    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.
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    RHS Grow Your Own Flowers (Hardback)

    Helen Yemm

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    From popular garden writer Helen Yemm, the RHS Grow Your Own Flowers guide is a comprehensive journey through the processes of buying, planting and growing beautiful flowers. Filled with gorgeous photography that will help you select the right flowers for your garden, this detailed hardback also offers invaluable advice on staking, propagating, overwintering and seed-collecting. Featuring over 100 different genera, this inspirational book contains all the gardening knowledge you might need to invigorate your flowerbed.

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    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.

    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.
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    Allotment Month By Month (Hardback)

    Alan Buckingham

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    For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world, you can't beat home-grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch. This folder-style book will help you ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round. Follow month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests. There's clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for excellent results. Get more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.
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    Love Your Garden (Paperback)

    Alan Titchmarsh

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    In Love Your Garden, Alan Titchmarsh offers expert tips and practical ideas for gardens of any size. Published to accompany the popular television programme, the book sees Alan looking back on all the gardens he visited in the first series. From there, he takes the reader through the practical projects he helped create, offering guidance on how to build a pond and create a wildlife area, as well as providing advice that can be used by gardeners of all levels. A great book for anyone with green fingers.

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    TRUG

    Trugs, Dibbers, Trowels and Twine (Hardback)

    Isobel Carlson

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    A wonderful gift for beginners in need of gardening inspiration or green-fingered experts, Isobel Carson’s Trugs, Dibbers, Trowels and Twine is overflowing with both classic and contemporary advice that is bound to help you build a better garden. A lovely, friendly guide to horticulture that is filled with the practical tips that you would expect, but also some fascinating snippets of garden folklore and inspiring quotations and excerpts from literature – all of which is designed to inspire.

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    A Potted History of Vegetables (Hardback)

    Lorraine Harrison

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    A Potted History of Vegetables is a charming book that embraces the popular 'grow-your-own' culture by reacquainting you with the origins, nature and peculiarities of the world's vegetables. With a combination of beautiful botanical illustrations and a miscellany of fascinating facts and extraordinary histories, Lorraine Harrison's hardback book immerses you in the wonderful world of vegetables and is ideal for gardeners or anyone with an allotment.

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    LCIV
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    If you're interested in growing your very own fruit and vegetables, this is the book for you. Ideal for beginners, it explains in simple terms everything you need to make a success of growing your own food in your own home, at your own pace and in your own time. With 53 projects included in the book, you'll start with a simple salad in a window box and soon move on to more difficult projects. DK's A Little Course in... Growing has a number of step-by-step pictures to make sure you're on the right track and a number of practice projects are featured too.
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    Allotment Handbook (Hardback)

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    Leave the supermarket behind and enjoy the healthier taste of home-grown fruit and vegetables with DK's Allotment Handbook. A beginner's guide to growing your own, the book comes with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. With step-by-step instructions, the book teaches essential techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. With these basics, you'll soon be able to grow over 70 types of fruit and veg crops and instructions for projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree are also included. The troubleshooting section will help you deal with weeds, pests and diseases too.
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    A beautifully illustrated and practical guide, Gardening for Seniors tells how gardens are magical, evolving places that have the potential to keep us all young at heart, physically fit, our in the fresh air and creatively fulfilled. This book shows how easy it is, with a little adjustment, for older people to carry on gardening and ensure it remains a lifelong pleasure, regardless of age or physical fitness. Written by Patty Cassidy, a horticultural therapist with experience with working with elderly people, this hardback will appeal to everyone from active gardeners in their early retirement through to seniors with more limited abilities.

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    GYFK 5 years +

    RHS: Grow Your Own For Kids (Hardback)

    Chris Collins

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    Grow Your Own for Kids is a great guide for young gardeners. A collaboration betweeen the Royal Horticultural Society and Blue Peter's Chris Collins, it will show youngsters just how much fun gardening can be, demonstrating everything from planting, growing and picking their own fruit and veg through to making a scarecrow.

    This hardback is an educational resource with plenty of practical uses, suitable for children aged 5 and over.
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    GYVE

    Grow Your Own Fruit And Veg (Hardback)

    Alan Buckingham

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    Packed with illustrated, step-by-step sequences that explain the basics of planting, pruning and harvesting, Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg shows just how easy it is to grow your own goods, no matter what your level of expertise or the size of your garden. From the sweetest carrots to the juiciest tomatoes and plump berries to traditional apples, this book shows you how to create tasty and healthy produce all by yourself. With clear and practical advice, the guide shows how a little planning, some basic tools and a keen passion can help you grow your very own tasty fruit and vegetables in an allotment, garden, patio or even on an urban balcony.
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    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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    Alan Titchmarsh - How to Garden (Hardback)

    Alan Titchmarsh

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    Ideal for those just beginning to explore their back garden or for experts looking to perfect their knowledge and pick up top tips from the best in the business, ever-popular TV gardener and presenter Alan Titchmarsh shares his essential practical guide to gardening. Featuring a collection of the invaluable information from Alan's How to Garden guides, this helpful and easy-to-follow book will teach you how to master plenty of need-to-know gardening techniques. From assessing your site and growing your own fruit and veg to sourcing the right materials, watering and combating pests and weeds, this is the perfect gardening reference book for every green-fingered reader, whatever your skill level.
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    TFOR

    The Thrifty Forager (Paperback)

    Alys Fowler

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    The Thrifty Forager sees the energetic and engaging Alys Fowler, presenter of BBC's Gardeners' World and the Edible Garden, showcase her favourite edibles and teach us to take a fresh look at foraging and encourage us to look closer to home and use the weeds in our garden and the trees in our streets. With amazing photographic identification and descriptions and tips on how to grow, prepare and eat plants, this paperback will give you the confidence to start identifying plants yourself. A forager's delight, the book also features innovative ideas for eating your local landscape - a fast-growing phenomenon that is fun, environmentally friendly and thrifty.

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    Kitchen Miracles Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Dr. Penny Stanway

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    Dr Penny Stanway expertly guides readers through the practical and creative uses for an assortment of household staples. Including bicarbonate of soda, cider vinegar, garlic, honey, lemons and olive oil, this comprehensive and entertaining 6-book collection proves why every home should have these vital ingredients in stock at all times.

    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, each includes delicious recipes too. A fascinating and unique collection of books.

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    Window-box Allotment (Hardback)

    Penelope Bennett

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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.

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    Made at Home: Eggs & Poultry (Hardback)

    Dick Strawbridge

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    Dick and James Strawbridge's Made at Home: Eggs and Poultry is the perfect book for anyone intending to embrace the Good Life. It describes how whether you have a large country garden or small city enclosure, keeping a couple of hens is essential for fresh eggs every day. The hardback covers everything you need to raise chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for eggs and for eating, from the best housing to feeding and breeding. Among the recipes featured in the book are poached eggs, smoked eggs with beetroot, braised duck with peas and south-western fried chicken.

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    Step-by-Step Home Design & Decorating is a practical guide to restyling your home, covering from the initial planning stages through to the finishing touches. Perfect for anyone thinking about a change, the hardback offers a room-by-room approach with clear instructions, gorgeous photographs and sensible guidance. From the experts at DK, the book offers a brilliant mix of inspiration and practical advice that is sure to help you when decorating.

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