Home & Garden
Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter or your passion is yet to be kindled, this book will tell you everything you could ever want to know about chopping, stacking and drying wood!
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The definitive handbook to caring for wood, Scandinavian author and expert Lars Mytting provides definitive information and advice based on the wisdom of enthusiasts including growers, stackers and burners and professionals of combustion and tree culture.
The perfect fireside read, the book is partly a guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source and part a mediation on the human instinct for survival - one which could come to rely quite heavily on wood!
DK and the Royal Horticultural Society offer foolproof growing advice for gardeners with little space in the Step-by-Step Veg Patch. A guide full of clear step-by-step instructions and bright photographs that will help you grow 60 vegetable and 15 fruit crops, this is the book for you whether you've got a little bit of patio or a tiny corner of a garden to grow in.
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From prepping the ground, what to plant and when, plus some suggested plantings for different households, the book is filled with simple explanations, clear diagrams and beautiful photography to help readers make the most of their vegetable patch - whether it's on a window sill or a whole allotment.
The National Trust houses and gardens welcome millions of visitors every year and this two-book set will help you decide which one to see next.
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Lydia Greeves' Great Houses of the National Trust travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to showcase the most stunning mansions, buildings, castles and abbeys that are part of the National Trust. From Petworth House in Sussex to Northumbria's Cragside and Notttinghamshire's Southwell Workhouse, you'll find stunning photography and an insight into each building's fascinating history.
In Great Gardens of the National Trust, Stephen Lacey focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings. Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
Blooming with inspiration, this highly visual book will give anyone itching to get out into the garden plenty of ideas for how they can make theirs as unique and beautiful as possible.
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With ideas inspired by gardens in locations ranging from rural Ireland to suburban San Francisco, the book has 600 images by award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus to pore over. Alongside these pictures is advice from Heidi Howcroft to help you choose the perfect finishing touches to your outdoor space.
Whether your garden is large or small; and whether you prefer something contemporary, classical or naturalistic; every aspect of designing a garden is explored - from plots and soil to components and what to do with more challenging spaces, whatever their size.
If you have green fingers and are hoping for that elusive colour-packed 'year-round garden', this book is full of all the inspiration you need. Packed with photos, it covers ideas on how to use, combine, design and prolong those beautiful colours.
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Focusing on achievable ways of growing plants of every tone throughout the 12 months of the year, it has lists for every season and practical advice on establishment and maintenance. There are also ideas of what plants to put in your pots, how to cut them and how to make the most of difficult spaces and tiny gardens.
Man's best friend takes centre stage in this fascinating book, Dogopedia: A Compendium of Canine Curiosities, from the four-legged-friend experts at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Full of facts, anecdotes, cartoons and interesting tidbits, the book is educational, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
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Debunking popular myths, such as dogs only being able to see in black and white, to exploring their wolf ancestry, the role in the home and investigating canine psychology, the book draws on the huge body of knowledge that the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has garnered since it was founded in 1860.
So, whether you want to find out more about what their guilty face really means, or want to know why dogs seem to know when we are on our way home, this book will be right at home in the hands of any dog lover.
Written by fruit and veg experts from the Royal Horticultural Society, this allotment handbook and planner will help you know what to do and when to do it to make the most from your plot.
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With tried-and-tested varieties and a month-by-month planner, the book shows you how to sow, grow and harvest 40 of the tastiest vegetables around; 14 of the most savoury herbs ranging from basil to thyme; 15 fruit crops including apples and strawberries; and even flowers.
The reference book also has advice on allotment etiquette and community advice, alongside real-life allotment stories.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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!