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  • GAYC
    • £4.99
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    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.

    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.
  • RPFP

    Holly Farrell

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    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!

    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!
  • RHCG

    Kay Maguire

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    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.

    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!
  • GFJW

    James Wong

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    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!

    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.
  • GYN

    Carol Klein

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    This is a bestselling gardening book from the talented expert, Carol Klein.

    In her trademark down-to-earth style, Carol demystifies the process of growing veg so that even the newest gardener can plant seeds this spring and soon be enjoying their own delicious home-grown veg. It's a must-have for anyone with green fingers!
  • VAFG
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    The definitive guide to successful growing, DK's Vegetable & Fruit Gardening sees a team of experts from The Royal Horticultural Society come together to give gardeners the latest advice on how to successfully grow over 150 vegetables, herbs and fruit. Comprehensive and completely practical, this hardback offers easy-to-follow information and tried and trusted techniques from the RHS on how to grow tasty and healthy crops all year round. A terrific book for anyone with green fingers or those with an allotment.

  • GINT

    Tessa Evelegh

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    Featuring 50 easy, step-by-step projects, Gardening in No Time by Tessa Evelegh is a time-saving guide for creating stylish, productive and interesting gardens. Incredibly practical, with beautiful photography that will help you to visualise the end result that you crave, this simple guide contains a project to suit any timescale. With tips on gardening all year round, this is an invaluable resource for gardeners, whether they can spare the odd hour or days on end.

  • VGPH
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    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.

  • HTCE

    Reader's Digest

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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.

  • RHSA

    Royal Horticultural Society

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    Written by expert allotment holders for those who want to get more from their plot, this is the must-have book for all would-be and existing allotmenteers and those who grow their own. Four RHS expert authors share their wisdom and experience on growing fruit, vegetables and flowers and getting the most out of allotment life in this colourful hardback that is sure to provide plenty of inspiration.

  • PACW

    Chris Beardshaw

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    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.

    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.
  • HAGC

    Bunny Guinness

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    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.

    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.
  • CHTL
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    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.

    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.

  • XMIRA

    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 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.

    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.

    Slipcase not included.

  • FFYG

    Reader's Digest

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    A complete grow-it, cook-it guide for fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, Food from Your Garden and Allotment is a wonderfully practical hardback guide from Reader's Digest. A comprehensive A-Z handbook that covers every stage of choosing varieties, planting, growing, harvesting, preparing, preserving and cooking your fresh produce, this inspirational guide is full of useful, practical advice. With beautiful photography and clear illustrations, this colourful gardener?s guide will make a great gift for your green-fingered friends.
  • GYOV

    Carol Klein

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    No month-by-month journal has ever made it so easy for the gardener to get the most from their veg plot. Carol Klein and the RHS experts consider every stage in the process. From buying seed, sowing, planting and feeding, to harvesting and effective storage.
  • EBAL

    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.
  • RHSB

    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.
  • TPAT
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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.
  • AG0902
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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.
  • REST

    Gavin Weightman

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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.

  • TOSE

    Jennifer Potter

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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.

  • GMAS

    George Clarke

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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.

    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.
  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

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    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.

    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.