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We have a great range of books for any DIY beginners looking to tackle their own home improvements, enhance outdoor space with some great gardening tips, or just to get some advice for their home and interiors!

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We have a great range of books for any DIY beginners looking to tackle their own home improvements, enhance outdoor space with some great gardening tips, or just to get some advice for their home and interiors!

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    PYCK

    RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill (Hardback)

    Jamie Butterworth

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    This book showcases 50 resilient and easy-to-grow plant types for gardeners who are short on time and low on space.

    Suitable for outdoor or indoor gardeners, the plants have been selected for their ability to withstand the actions (or lack thereof) of even the most forgettable gardener.

    There are handy plant profiles for everything from edibles for a windowsill to potted plants for balconies and this book also offers advice on where each plant should be placed and how you can help them thrive without too much maintenance and disruption to your precious time.

    It lists do's and don'ts for different plants and also provides basic information on planting, watering, growing from seed and feeding.
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  • ALTM

    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 DK book will help ensure your plot provides fresh food all year round: follow its month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it and pick up time-saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests.

    It also provides clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for the best results. Get more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.
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    GTBS

    The RSPB Guide to Birdsong With CD (Paperback)

    Adrian Thomas

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    You can learn so much about our feathered friends through their birdsong. It's the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke so many memories - as well as helping us understand about birds' lives and behaviours.

    This RSPB-endorsed guide will help you learn and identify different bird sounds at your own pace. It's suitable for novices and experienced birdwatchers and comes with a CD full of 100 songs and calls of 65 garden, woodland and farmland birds, so that you know exactly what to listen out for.

    It also contains a reference section detailing the sounds of another 185 birds found in Britain and north-west Europe.

    Why should you buy this book?It will help you get closer to nature and learn more about our feathered friends.
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  • AYCE

    Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet (Paperback)

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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, colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximise the space and ensure you are getting the most out of all your space and plants.

    From wisteria up your wall to tomatoes on your windowsill, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide inspiration for beautiful displays and will encourage you to adopt a healthy-eating lifestyle.
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  • HSHH

    Household Hints, Naturally (Other)

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    Household Hints, Naturally is an essential book that will encourage you to ditch harsh and expensive chemicals and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. It explains how these environmentally friendly and multi-purpose products can be used for a number of household tasks and chores including cleaning, laundry, animal care and health and beauty treatments. There are step-by-step instructions for everything from removing baked-on food to getting stubborn stains out of clothes and even shampooing a dog!
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  • EVGB

    The RSPB Everyday Guide to British Birds (Paperback)

    RSPB

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    Learn all about 80 of the most common species of bird with this witty and informative book. It's suitable for both birdwatching beginners and nature enthusiasts.

    Illustrated and written in a friendly style, the descriptions of each bird describe what makes them unique and tell you what to look for - whether in your back garden or in the wider countryside. This book is packed with facts that will fascinate non-birders and birders alike.

    The birds are ordered into broad and straightforward groups (Woodlands, Parks and Gardens, Farmland and Wild Spaces, Birds of Prey, Seabirds etc) and the text explains why each is so significant. This book will also help you recognise when you've seen something rare or out of the ordinary.
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    RHS Colour Companion (Hardback)

    Dr Ross Bayton

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    Add more colour to your garden with the RHS Colour Companion!

    Packed full of inspirational ideas, this book explains the basics of colour in plants and explains how this can be harnessed in style. It has colour-themed chapters that reveal the various uses of each colour in the garden - from foliage and flowers to bark, fruit, berries and even hard landscaping materials.

    Each plant is supported with cultivation guidance and suggestions for incorporating it into a planting plan for maximum impact. There are also stunning photographs so you know exactly what you should be aiming for.
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    Herbs (Hardback)

    Judith Hann

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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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    The Little Guide to Bugs (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Alison Davies' handy pocket guide will help you learn everything you need to know about 40 creepy-crawlies including bees, worms and moths.

    Beautifully illustrated by Tom Frost, this modern reference guide includes information about each bug's habitat, size and also includes facts and fables.

    Sure to inspire you to get outside and exploring, this book contains an interactive spotter's guide so you can check off whenever you see a new insect.
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  • LLTH

    A Life Less Throwaway (Paperback)

    Tara Button

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    We're always after the newest and shiniest things and want to keep up with the latest trends, but have you ever stopped to think about how much damage this throwaway culture is doing to the environment?

    The founder of the Buy Me Once brand, Tara Button champions the way of 'mindful curation', a way of living in which you carefully choose objects that will give you the most pleasure for the longest time. This could be anything from kettles, pots and pans to desks, coats and dresses.

    Tara reveals the 10 steps needed to master mindful curation and explains the techniques that will help you make the most of each one - from finding purpose and priorities to identifying core tastes and style. Removing clutter from your life will help you find mindfulness.

    This book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
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    FRRW

    Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating (Hardback)

    Joa Studholme

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    The home improvement experts at Farrow & Ball are here to recommend winning colour combinations for every room in your house with this stylish coffee table book. From the simple to the opulent, the advice and photographs will inspire you to find a decorating style that suits your taste and celebrates your passions and interests.

    With 13 case studies ranging from city apartments to country cottages, you're sure to find inspiration in so many ways. Each case study comes with a detailed colour palette recipe and gorgeous photographs that show how the right range of colours can combine to create a harmonious whole.

    Colour is considered on a room-by-room basis, with information on how to combine each one with light and space to make the most of each area. Following these tips will help you live better and even find more mindfulness.
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    The Secret Language of Dogs (Paperback)

    Victoria Stilwell

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    World-renowned trainer and It's Me or the Dog star Victoria Stilwell explains how to interpret and 'speak' the secret language of dogs in this handy manual.

    It's a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond and helping the pup learn so that they can navigate the human world with ease. You'll learn what different tail wags mean and what different tones of barking mean.

    This invaluable book also reveals how dogs perceive human faces and how they can feel a wide range of emotions. It's filled with instructive illustrations and full-colour photographs to help you decode exactly what your dog wants.

    Why should you buy this book? It's a comprehensive guide to decoding what your dog really wants and is packed with woof-derful photographs.
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    KEWG

    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs (Hardback)

    Holly Farrell

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    Published in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs is a book that reveals the art and science behind growing your own herbs.

    Providing flavours and scents unlike any other, herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves; or used to infuse a dish or drink. By following the tips in this book, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike can grow their own.

    Suitable for any size garden (from acres to window boxes), this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty and offers tips on growing herbs in every situation.
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    The Little Guide to Butterflies (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Learn all about beautiful butterflies with Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Butterflies. Featuring stunning illustrations by Tom Frost, this is a modern nature reference guide for anyone who wants to know more about these incredible creatures.

    This pocket-sized book features profiles and illustrations of 40 butterflies and is sure to delight armchair nature lovers and those who like to get outdoors and explore.

    Featuring the Orange Tip, Monarch and Crimson Rose, each profile includes information about habitats and wingspans, as well as facts or fables related to the specific butterfly. This book also includes a spotter's guide so you can tick off whenever you spot one!
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    CNGR

    The Container Gardener (Paperback)

    Frances Tophill

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    Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill explains how to make the most of any space and provides inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform your garden in The Container Gardener.

    Ideal if you have a small plot, balcony or a lack of outdoor space, this book explains just how effective container gardening can be. It will show you how to grow all sorts of herbs, spices and flowers and even contains 40 ideas for pairing plants and pots.

    Frances also showcases the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. A container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces - and this book will help you every step of the way.
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    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing House Plants (Hardback)

    Kay Maguire

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    This beautiful hardback is written by world experts from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and combines practical advice with exquisite artwork to bring readers an essential house plant guide.

    From air plants to air freshening, it is packed with information and inspiration and considers a variety of plants for every room in the house. A great gift for enthusiasts and beginners, it covers plants' needs in terms of light levels, humidity, temperature, and watering.

    There are 12 projects to spice up your arrangements, including planting and styling a terrarium, kokedama, a privacy screen, desert displays, airplants on driftwood, cut-leaves and hanging macrame.
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    The Little Guide to Birds (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Birds will help you learn about 40 of the most spectacular birds from all around the world - from common garden birds to sea birds and exotic flyers.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by printmaker Tom Frost, each bird has a stunning profile that explains where they originate from, how many eggs they lay and the incredible journeys they undertake.

    This charming book also contains a spotter's guide so you can tick off when you see each bird.
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    Happy by Design (Hardback)

    Victoria Harrison

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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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    A Nation In Bloom (Hardback)

    Matthew Biggs

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    Featuring a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh and introduction from Sir Nicholas Bacon, Matthew Biggs' A Nation in Bloom is a beautiful hardback tome that celebrates the people, plants and places of the Royal Horticultural Society.

    This book reveals the story of the RHS and how it works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. Biggs explains the RHS's role in the future of horticulture and celebrates its five famous British gardens including Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater with Jason Ingram's sumptuous photographs.

    This book also provides an insight into the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and reveals how the RHS helps define new gardening trends, encourage children to eat veg through the Campaign for School Gardening and inspire communities through Britain in Bloom.
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    TSGA

    The Secret Gardeners (Hardback)

    Victoria Summerley

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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
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    Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book (Paperback)

    Chris Lubkemann

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    Get out your Swiss Army knife and prepare to carve 43 incredible, useful and whimsical objects. They range from the practical and useful to the wonderfully creative.

    Presented in a handy pocket size and written by Chris Lubkemann, a famous and talented whittler, the objects require no more than a stick and a Swiss army knife and range from practical spoons and forks to ornamental flowers, funny animals and the classic curly-tailed rooster.

    Chris also offers advice on choosing the best wood, sharpening a blade and safely controlling your knife.
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    GRDN

    Gardening With Containers (Paperback)

    George Carter

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    A handy book for anyone with greenfingers, Gardening with Containers contains 20 exciting projects - each of which can be completed in a weekend.

    Containers can come in all sorts of materials, sizes and shapes and can be used to enhance any outdoor space - from a small terrace to a large garden.

    Highly informative and superbly illustrated, this book is divided into four different sections (terra cotta, masonry, metal, and wood) and its projects include painted pots, hanging baskets and galvanised washtubs.
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    Miller's Art Deco (Hardback)

    Judith Miller

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    Art Deco is one of the most iconic and impressive design styles of all time and this book provides a celebration of the glamour of the Jazz Age.

    Classic yet contemporary, Art Deco remains a popular theme today and this stylish book looks at how designers and craftsmen used natural and man-made materials in innovative ways to produce the elegant pieces that defined the 1920s and 1930s.

    Judith Miller, an antiques expert, explores the key makers and pieces from the Art Deco era and explains what you should be looking for as a collector. From furniture to sculptures and prints to rugs, it's illustrated with over 700 stunning photographs.
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    The Dog's Mind (Paperback)

    Bruce Fogle

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    The Dog's Mind, written by experienced veterinarian Bruce Fogle, is a book that reveals how dogs see the world around them and how they hear, learn and relate to their owners. He also explains how dogs can suffer from anxiety and stress and the things we can do to help them cope.

    Every question you've ever asked about the canine mind is answered in this book. It's presented in an engaging style and the accessible nature means you'll easily be able to understand the concepts.

    Combining almost 50 years of practical experience with relevant research, this is a definitive guide to the way dogs behave.
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