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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life, and here you will see gardens with meandering walks amongst greenery and contemplative pools of water. A sundial, a pergola, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to share secrets, to wander and relax, and above all to enjoy English afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. With spectacular photos by Marcus Harpur, the text presents thirty gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson, Tom Stuart-Smith and the Bannermans; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.
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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.
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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.
Plan a garden that's pretty and productive all year round with this essential garden guide. Gardener's Year will help you create, care for and enjoy a colourful and fruitful garden throughout the year, from the first frost-tinged flowers, to autumn's fiery finale. Packed with timely tips, this invaluable gardening guide is full of planting ideas, reminders and how-tos for every season and area of the garden. You'll find helpful advice on seasonal jobs, when to plant, garden projects and planting ideas for every area of the garden, including beds, borders and patios. An at-a-glance garden calendar clearly shows each month's jobs, including sowing, planting, watering, feeding, pruning and harvesting, plus illustrated step-by-steps of key techniques flag up handy gardening tips that can make all the difference. Star plants for every season are picked out for you and specific plants are recommended for different uses such as scent, cut flowers, ground cover and even which plants attract butterflies. In Gardener's Year you'll discover what and when to plant for stunning garden displays, how to grow vegetables, beautiful flower garden ideas and the very best plants for colour, scent and year-round pleasure in your garden, it's the perfect gift for gardeners.
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The Balcony Gardener heads indoors! Following the success of her first book, The Balcony Gardener, Isabelle Palmer now adapts her talent for small-space gardening to interiors. If you are looking for new and innovative ways to display your houseplants, seeking inspiration for table settings, or wanting ideas for unusual containers for indoor growing, The House Gardener will provide the answers and the inspiration. Isabelle brings a new eye and a contemporary twist to gardening indoors - try your hand at a miniature Zen garden, indoor water gardens, terrariums and table centres, fairy-tale gardens for children, and much more. A comprehensive basics chapter on which plants to select, planting techniques and plant care is followed by the project chapters: Under Glass, Hanging Gardens, Old Finds, and Just Outside.
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This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbelievable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.
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Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.
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Success in Your Allotment: Growing Your Own Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit and Flowers is the perfect beginner's guide for anyone looking to delve into the world of allotments.
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A complete practical guide, it will show you how to get started with an allotment, giving advice on everything from finding and applying for a site to assessing the conditions, planning the design and planting your first crops. There are also instructions for essential techniques such as testing the soil, weeding, composting, planting, sowing seeds, propagating and fertilizing, as well as advice on how to deal with pests and diseases.
With expert information complemented by more than 530 photographs and illustrations, this is an informative guide for anyone interested in cultivating home-grown crops.
Paula Pryke has been helping couples plan weddings for nearly 30 years and this sumptuous book distils her talent as one of the most sought after wedding florists into a unique and invaluable aide to planning your own day. In this book, Paula will guide you through every decision from the choice of theme to the selection of individual flower varieties to, offering many ideas along the way. The Wedding Flowers section leads you through the different flowers that form the key choices for many couples giving information on varieties and history from orchids and roses to sweet peas and daisies. Wedding Themes considers different style approaches, from exploring palettes such as classic white or hot pink, to a do-it-yourself vintage approach, a garden decorated for a summer evening reception, or a glamorous hotel ceremony. Floral Decorations gives you a host of ideas for decorations you will be choosing for your big day, from bouquets to buttonholes and headdresses for the flower girls. There are ideas for decorating the venue from floral arches to pew ends. For the reception afterwards there are ideas for table decorations, chairbacks, napkin details and cake toppers that will all set the stage for a wonderful celebration. For those who want to create their own arrangements, 29 step-by-step projects for bouquets and arrangements will give you all you need.
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This is the fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS. "RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers" is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new 'how to' section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener's bookshelf.
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Easy and elegant flower arranging for everyone. Simple Flower Arranging helps you to create flower arrangements with style and flair- be it flowers for the home, a gift, or wedding flowers. Love having flowers in your house or making blooming bouquets? Be inspired by more than 60 stylish flower arrangements made simple, from vase arrangements to wedding creations. Owners of destination florist, Bloomsbury Flowers, Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks guide you through designs and techniques that allow you to create your own incredible arrangements. Key sequences are shown through step-by-steps and sumptuous photography so you can easily see how to take a simple bunch of blooms and present them with a professional touch, encouraging you to experiment with hand-tying, wire, papers and ribbons. Organised by flower type, it's easy to find flowers that you can buy in the supermarket, such as roses, lilies and sweetpeas and turn them into amazing arrangements. Simple Flower Arranging helps you to make beautiful bouquets and arrangements for every occasion, from baby celebrations to Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
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This book imparts the secrets of successful flower arranging to every reader, novice and expert alike. In "Jane Packer's Flower Course", celebrated florist Jane Packer covers the same ground as the highly regarded four-week career course taught in her flower school, putting her wealth of experience and her celebrated designs within the reach of every reader. This beautiful new book is divided into three sections. covering irresistible floral gifts, gorgeous arrangements of all shapes and sizes, and fabulous party and wedding flowers.
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From the sculpted topiary at Hidcote Manor to spectacular summer container planting at Powis Castle and stylish contemporary border planting at Packwood House, the gardens of the National Trust are a fantastic source of inspiration for gardeners of all standards. In this book, keen gardener and design historian Jacq Barber shows how different elements in the National Trust's gardens can be applied to your garden - whether it is large space, courtyard or just a balcony. National Trust Head Gardeners give unique insights and tips throughout, showing you how to apply their expertise to reinterpret your garden while still retaining your own individual creative style. With chapters on how to introduce design elements of structure and texture, what to plant in each season to bring colour to your garden throughout the year, how to use various water features and imaginative plant combinations for pots and containers, along with advice on delicious edible planting and creating wild flower gardens. This practical guide is a sumptuously illustrated, inspirational source of creative ideas that can be adopted and adapted to suit all gardens, no matter what their size, shape or budget.
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In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit. Praise for John Harrison's "Vegetable Growing Month by Month": '...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand' - Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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This beautifully illustrated follow-up to Andi Clevely's bestseller, The Allotment Book, celebrates the joys of both growing and cooking your own produce. Perfect for the complete beginner or the experienced allotmenteer, The Allotment Book: Seasonal Planner and Cookbook will ensure your crops thrive and your table is laden all year round. Allotment gardening is in the grip of a renaissance, with over 300,000 allotments in the UK and a new breed of allotment enthusiast, whose typical characteristic is that they are not typical. With more young professionals on allotments than ever before, as well families and even groups of friends embracing the vibrancy of allotment culture, people are mucking in to cultivate their own crops. This is the perfect book for those with a passion for the outdoors and a taste for food warm from the sun. Andi Clevely helps you to assess your plot and decide what to grow. Once your plot is up and running, he guides you through the year season by season, reminding you of essential tasks, preparing you for extreme weather, and teaching techniques such as composting and crop rotation. Each section celebrates a particular crop and offers plenty of opportunity for using your produce with tempting recipes as well as ideas for storing and preserving. Contents Include: / Essential growing tips and techniques / Checklists of key tasks and timings -- when to sow, plant, and harvest / Crop focus -- exploring the tendencies and benefits of particular varieties / Eco-friendly suggestions for pest control and disease management. / Ergonomics and safety advice / Tales of successful allotmenteers and allotment culture / Over 100 beautifully photographed seasonal recipes for all occasions
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