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    The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge - Grow Make Eat (Hardback)

    Tessa Evelegh


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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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    RHS Good Fruit and Veg Guide (Hardback)

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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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    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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    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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    Christine Walkden's No-Nonsense Container Gardening (Hardback)

    Christine Walkden


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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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    A Little Course in Growing Veg & Fruit (Hardback)


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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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    GGR

    Garden Guides: Roses (Paperback)

    Dorling Kindersley


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    Presenting everything you need to know about roses, from the climbing rose to the rambler, this is a beginners guide for gardeners. The format of this bright and colourful book makes it useful for trips to the garden centre and nursery.
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    Gardeners' World: Flowers (Hardback)

    Toby Buckland


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    Gardeners' World - Flowers is sure to be of great help to both novice and expert gardeners. Packed with tried and tested methods that will help you to create your own year-round flower garden, this attractive hardback is boosted by wonderful, colourful photos and advice on achieving your goals no matter your garden or soil type.
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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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    GYOF

    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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    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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    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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    The Garden in Art (Hardback)

    Debra N. Mancoff

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    The Garden in Art is a truly beautiful book where acclaimed art historian Debra N. Mancoff reveals the many different ways in which artists from all periods of history - from Ancient Egypt through to the present day - have employed the motif of the garden. A wonderful gift for both gardeners and art lovers alike, it features more than 200 illustrations of both renowned and lesser-known works and explores topics such as working gardens, the garden through the seasons and artists' gardens. An absorbing read, the book also features a detailed timeline of garden artwork and a suggested list of gardens to visit.
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    Complete Step By Step Allotment Gardening (Hardback)

    Michael and Christine Lavelle


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    Suitable for anyone who is thinking of trying out an allotment or wants to grow their own in a community garden, this practical guide will help the prospect of obtaining, clearing and working in an allotment seem far less daunting. Written by the gardening experts Michael and Christine Lavelle, this is a step-by-step guide for a budding allotment grower, covering everything from applications, permissions and early planning to preparing, planting and harvesting. There is also detailed information on the tools, equipment and soil you should use as well as guidance on how to plan your allotment, what to grow where, crop rotation and advice on growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
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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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    Attracting Birds to Your Garden (Paperback)

    Stephen Moss

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    Gardening for birds is both a great way of helping our endangered feathered friends as well as an indulgent pleasure in its own right. Stephen Moss's extremely resourceful book Attracting Birds to Your Garden offers a host of practical suggestions on feeding birds and provides advice on how best to provide them with nests and bathing opportunities. The book contains many of David Cottridge's brilliant bird photographs, and also comes complete with a directory of 80 common species that will help aid identification. A really practical guide.

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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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    Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe (Paperback)

    Josephine Bacon

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    Josephine Bacon's Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use reference guide to the 150 species of mushroom most commonly found in Britain and Northern Europe. With useful information on where and when the mushrooms can be found as well as each one's characteristic features and whether they're safe to eat, the book also describes how best to cook each edible species. With wonderful photography and fact files, as well as a description noting the differences between young and old specimens, this is the essential mushroom reference guide.
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    The Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors (Hardback)

    Patty Cassidy


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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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    The Naturalist's Guide Collection - 3 Books (collection)


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    The Naturalist Guides set contains three useful little field guides that can fit in rucksacks and will provide easy identification of the flora, fauna and birdlife you're likely to see while you enjoy the great outdoors this summer. With user-friendly introductions, clear photography and helpful, authoritative text, these books are extremely beneficial for anyone who enjoys nature. The set contains guides to wild flowers, garden wildlife and the birds of Britain and Northern Europe.

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    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 and is suitable for children aged 5 and over.

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    TMGG

    30 Minute Gardening (Hardback)


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    30 Minute-Gardening is packed with shameless shortcuts and practical tips and ideas that will have an instant impact on your garden! The hardback contains creative solutions, advice and tricks that will help you get a great garden super-fast and essential garden know-how is broken down into simple steps and picture sequences. From DK, the book also includes 122 projects on creating beautiful borders, perfect patio pots and hints on how to keep your salad growing all summer long. The perfect book for gardeners with little time!
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    The Ten Minute Gardener Diaries Collection - 3 Books (collection)

    Ross Burden

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    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! 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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    PHOV

    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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    RHS Vegetable And Fruit Gardening (Hardback)

    RHS


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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.

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    The Time-Saving Gardener (Hardback)


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    The perfect way to cut out the back ache, sore knees and afternoons spent out in the rain, The Time-Saving Garden from Reader?s Digest offers unique tips and advice that will reduce the amount of time you need to spend slaving over your flower beds. With step-by-step sequences for planting, pruning and various other care techniques as well as a raft of advice on how to make the most of the time you do spend tending to your garden; this essential guide contains ten golden rules that will prove invaluable to gardeners everywhere.

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    TOSE

    The Rose (Hardback)

    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.

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    COBS

    Curious Observations: A Country Miscellany (Hardback)

    Country Life


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    An interesting slice of bygone reality, Curious Observations - A Country Miscellany is a beautifully presented hardback from Country Life Magazine that includes an entertaining collection of titbits from their popular pages. Jumping from quirky tales of cheese rolling in Gloucestershire to silk-smuggling in Sussex, along with countless other intriguing countryside experiences, this entertaining blend of expert views is packed with classically written, amusing and moving accounts.

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    Bird, Bee & Bug Houses (Paperback)

    Derek Jones


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    Create enticing habitats to attract birds and insects to a garden. This title presents 30 step-by-step, illustrated projects, with many suitable even for the novice. It includes specific information on habit requirements for different species. This is popular subject for woodworkers. For many years, people have enjoyed creating enticing habitats for birds and insects of all shapes and sizes. The most common of these are bird houses, which come in every conceivable shape and size. However in recent years, houses for insects have grown hugely in popularity as well. "Bird, Bee and Bug Houses" explains all you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species. The book covers materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design. In total, there are 30 projects to choose from, each with step-by-step illustrations to guide readers through the construction process.

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    FFYG

    Food From Your Garden & Allotment (Hardback)

    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.

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