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  • GNSS
    Alex Mitchell
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    Gardening On a Shoestring is a book that shows you how you can create a beautiful garden on any kind of budget.

    It's full of inventive ideas to help you either build one from scratch or to improve what you already have. It also contains advice on creating borders, planting herbs and how to look after vegetable and fruit gardens.

    Among the money-saving tips are ideas of the best plants to 'borrow' from friends, the easiest flowers to grow from seeds, the best long-living container plants and the most cost-effective crops.
  • TRAH
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    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.

    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.
  • FTGD
    Frances Tophill
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    Perfect for those who have moved into a home with outdoor space, First-time Gardener: How to Plan, Plant & Enjoy Your Garden is a fuss-free, practical guide to gardening.

    Written by horticulturalist Frances Tophill, this book begins with advice on getting to know your garden and the essentials you'll need to know - like the soil you have and what the drainage and light is like - before then helping you decide on whether you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or an indoor living space.

    Frances also gives her advice on how to source and care for a number of different plants and there's even a section on aftercare.
  • GRWF
    Alan Buckingham
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    This DK book will help you grow your own fruit, no matter how much space you have!

    This book contains detailed step-by-step instructions for how to grow more than 50 fruits and uncommon varieties - from ripe, juicy berries to prickly pears, apples and cherries. It also offers advice on everything from planning to picking.

    Suitable for experienced gardeners and those looking to build their knowledge of how to grow fruit all year round, this book is a must for anyone who loves tasty fruit, especially organic and obscure varieties like pink currants and pineberries.
  • VEGJ
    Charles Dowding
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    Offering a month-by-month approach to no-dig gardening, Charles Dowding's Veg Journal will have you growing a range of vegetable crops successfully without stress or overload.

    This book uses seasonal checklists, advice and Charles' years of experience to help you plan a year's worth of veg growing, Using the mantra of 'little and often', the book will take you all the way from planning a veg garden through to constructing a raised bed, sowing seeds indoors and outdoors in the spring and protecting plants from the weather and pests throughout the season.

    All the key crops, key activities and essential reminders are included and the book will show you how to grow the 20 most important crops - providing you with healthy and tasty greens and veg all year round.
  • GRWV
    Alan Buckingham
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    From juicy tomatoes to crunchy celery and the likes of turnips and carrots, this book will show you how easy it is to grow your own organic vegetables - no matter how much space you have.

    This book has detailed, step-by-step growing instructions and advice on how to grow more than 80 vegetables and herbs, meaning you'll be making the best salad around in next to no time.

    Including the more obscure vegetables, this is a must-have grow-your-own guide for all gardeners and foodies.
  • 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.

    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.
  • DYSC
    Nick Bailey
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    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.

    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.
  • GAYC
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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.
  • DGOE
    Barbara Baker
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    The perfect gift for avid gardeners, Dream Gardens of England is sure to provide them with bountiful ideas and inspiration. Beautifully designed and featuring 100 different gardens of all styles from all parts of the country, this hardback - compiled by Barbara Baker - is absolutely packed with luscious photography.

    Presenting a wonderful variety of garden-design ideas, ranging from modern sophistication to lush romanticism, and from small city plots to large gardens in breathtaking rural locations, this is a must for gardening fanatics.
  • 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.
  • ALPNY
    George Plumptre
    • £26.89
    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.
  • ALLP
    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 nicest 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.
  • AKWTI
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    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.
  • AJNBY
    Isabelle Palmer
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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.
  • AMBSM
    Paula Pryke
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    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.
  • AIWMA
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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.
  • AANKA
    Christopher Brickell
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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.
  • ALTQI
    Jane Packer
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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.
  • ACGQQ
    John Harrison
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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.
  • AGRJE
    Julie Collins
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    Create your own beautiful floral table arrangements with expert advice from this team of master florists, brimming with professional expertise and the desire to share it. Featuring over 35 designs in a wide variety of styles, each flower arrangement is beautifully photographed to provide maximum inspiration for your floral designs. Step-by-step guidance on how to create each flower arrangement is given, with tips and techniques for working with silk flowers as well as fresh cut flowers. A helpful techniques section explains all the essential concepts of flower arranging, including soaking foam (oasis), selecting flowers, handling and conditioning flowers, advice on using containers and advice on the best flower arranging tools. The projects in the book are presented in three skill levels so you can start at Level 1 with simple table centrepieces and work up through Levels 2 and 3 to create more ambitious floral designs. There are flower arrangements to suit many different occasions including weddings, Christmas, vintage tea parties, mother's day, birthdays, family get-togethers, dinner parties and more, in a diverse range of themes and styles including pretty, clean, contemporary, bold, romantic, bright, zen, warm, sculptural and rustic. This book is a fantastic introduction to creating contemporary and beautiful flower arrangements at home, suitable for beginners needing step-by-step guidance and more experienced flower arrangers looking for some fresh ideas and inspiration.
  • AGQGB
    Jacq Barber
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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.
  • AAUCO
    Royal Horticultural Society
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    "RHS Allotment Journal" shows you how to get the most from your plot and then how to cook up the produce. With timely recipes for abundance and gluts, storage advice, crops of the month and special projects, this book will keep you on top of an active plot and refresh your mind about what's possible.
  • AHAUN
    Alastair H. Fitter
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    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen trees, whether they are out on the town or strolling through the countryside. Authoritative text, beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations show not only the overall shape of the tree but also details of leaf shape, flowers, fruits and bark. Features both deciduous and evergreen species, with information on the origin of each species, its height, preferred habitat and growing conditions. Illustrations of cones, catkins, nuts and fruits allow you to distinguish between similar species at a glance. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 220 trees and shrubs that are native to or flourish in Britain and northern Europe.