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  • ANOF
    Jane Field-Lewis
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    Full of sumptuous artwork and fascinating facts, this is a stunning hardback book for anyone who appreciates the sight of flowers.

    It contains photographic images of 50 of Britain's favourite flowers, all of which have been given a vintage, Victorian 'illustrated' makeover. The book also provides detailed descriptions about each and every flower it features.

    Perfect for botanists, the artwork is sure to inspire you to enjoy the natural beauty around you. It's a book you'll want to return to again and again as we approach the summer months.
  • TPGD
    Jim Buttress
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    A top gardening judge who presides over the UK's favourite flower shows, Jim Buttress reveals his life story in this warm and funny memoir.

    Starting his career as a practical gardener, Jim reveals how he managed to achieve one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture. He fondly looks back on his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower and the 10 years he spent as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks - a job that could involve anything from having a chat with the Queen Mother to figuring out ways to water elephants in Hyde Park.

    He also reveals what it's like to exhibit - and win gold - at the Chelsea Flower Show and shares some of the stories he's seen as judge. From the joy of awarding medals to grateful winners to the shock of being threatened by an irate loser, this book is packed with colourful characters and a grand love for all things gardening.
  • 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.
  • GAYC
    (2)
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • £25.00
    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.
  • AHAUA
    Robert W. King
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    With this kit, complete with a 32page book explaining bonsai gardening, an instruction sheet, a small pot, a peat pellet, a packet of seeds, and a pair of scissors, indoor gardeners can grow a peaceful mini-garden anywhere they choose. Whether it's on a desk or in a kitchen, this little bit of greenery will brighten up the day-just add water! Also available in a full-size kit
  • AMZAX
    Alys Fowler
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    Forget makeover culture and all your gardening preconceptions, this is a witty, wise and practical take on to how to create a garden that suits you. The Thrifty Gardener is about creating the garden of your dreams, regardless of resources or limited space. It will eliminate the intimidation factor and reveal the ins-and-outs of soil, seeds, sowing and growing. At the heart of this book is a DIY ethic that says you don't always have to buy what you need, you can make it, take it or swap it with friends. From making window boxes out of wine cases to creating your own stylish compost bin, from bulking up perennials to finding plants for free, this book is packed with offbeat projects for a new generation of gardeners.
  • ARDZI
    Matt James
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    Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
  • AREBY
    The National Gardens Scheme (N
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    Published annually in spring and previously known as The Yellow Book, NGS Gardens to Visit 2016 lists nearly 4,000 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment. Fully updated and supported by an online database, NGS Gardens to Visit 2016 is now easier to use than ever. Look out for sensory gardens, those offering accommodation and delicious treats, and learn how to create your own patch. Find a garden to visit near you and support the NGS's vital charity work.
  • 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.
  • CROP
    Kay Maguire
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    Written by renowned garden writer Kay Maguire, RHS Grown Your Own Crops in Pots is the successor to Carol Klein's RHS Grow Your Own Veg and describes how you can transform even the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot by using the best varieties and techniques.

    Perfect for those who live in cities and don't have gardens but want to grow crops the guide offers step-by-step instructions for tubs, planters, baskets, boxes and bags.

    It also reveals all the essential techniques you'll need to successfully grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.
  • 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.