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Home & Garden

  • FBHD
    Farrow & Ball
    • £12.99
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    Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Farrow & Ball, this guide shows you how to use paint and paper to transform your home and the best ways of embracing the joys of home decoration.

    Highly practical, this book has tips and projects that are suitable for any home - whether big or small or situated in the city or the country.

    Among the advice Joa Studholme and the team offer is help on deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room and how you can create accents with paint.
  • GBVS
    Matthew Biggs
    • £6.99
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    There will be tea, tents, terrifically good jam and plenty of well-mannered competition in this celebration of that most quintessentially British of all traditions - the village show.

    Published in conjunction with the RHS and with a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh, this DK book explains how judges reach their nail-biting decisions and all the official guidelines they have to follow for reviewing fruits, vegetables and flowers. There are also tips from experts on preparing show-quality preserves and bakes.

    Busting with awe-inspiring photography, this book is packed with staging tips, expert guides, photo diaries, and prize-winning recipes that provide a truly unique insider's look behind the scenes of your local village show.
  • BEBK
    DK
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    Bees are not only beautiful, natural insects but they're also vital to human existence. From the experts at DK, The Bee Book celebrates their existence and provides an introduction to beekeeping.

    From their role in nature to how they impact our gardens and what they do in the hive, this book is full of fascinating facts like how a honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet only produces one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

    It also explains how the human race can support and benefit from bees' presence. It describes how intelligent they are and the important but turbulent role of a queen bee. It also includes recipes for home remedies and beauty treatments that make use of honey, wax and propolis. You can even learn how to create a bee 'hotel'.
  • HDWW
    Guy Barter
    • £4.99
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    This horticultural book is ideal for anyone who has green fingers. It covers every aspect of gardens and gardening. It provides expert answers to all the questions a gardener wants to ask - and a few you may not have thought of...

    From how worms breathe to why trees get so big, this book is packed with photographs, engravings and diagrams that explain all you need to know about gardening.

    Written by the head of the RHAS Members' Advisory Service, this is ideal for fact-loving gardeners and covers everything from the quirky and whimsical to the practical.
  • CCDM
    Albert Jackson
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    Having sold over 3 million copies, Collins Complete DIY Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative book that will come in handy for DIY novices, enthusiasts and professionals.

    This latest edition provides up-to-date and in-depth information on tasks including decorating, repairs, electricity and plumbing. With illustrations and photographs to help you get each job performed safely and quickly, the book also covers recent changes to regulations and explains how you can work within them.

    There is even new material about how you can use energy-saving DIY methods and save money while making your next home improvements.
  • SPLH
    Bridget Bodoano
    • £3.99
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    Change your life for the better with the time-saving tidying tips and cleaning cheats featured in A Spotless Home.

    With eye-catching illustrations throughout, this little book will become your cleaning bible. It will show you how to do everything from regular home maintenance to emergency fixes and how you can enjoy living in a decluttered home - saving money in the process.

    Full of quick cleaning tricks, the book will improve your living environment and also offers alternative cleaning solutions. Perfect for neat freaks and those who need a helping hand when it comes to doing chores!
  • URBN
    Max Bainbridge
    • £5.99
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    Max Bainbridge's The Urban Woodsman is a hardback book that shows how you can work with wood to make bespoke cutlery including spoons, bowls and boards.

    Max will show you where to source local timber from (without having to pay much at all) and then explains the tools you'll need and the cutting techniques you should learn to make them. He also reveals the ways to achieve the perfect finish.

    Wood you believe it? This book is ideal for both novices and experienced carvers and will show you how to make some stunning contemporary homeware.
  • Cleaning & Laundry Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781849756266 - Cindy Harris
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    Cindy Harris
    • £3.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Cleaning and laundry are chores that most would consider a less-than-enjoyable experience. But the benefits of a well-maintained and cleaned home certainly outweigh the spent efforts and with the help of these two books, readers can turn their home into an inviting space while rediscovering the simple pleasures of housekeeping.

    Ideal for the house-proud person in your life or a student soon to be living away from home for the first time, this set of helpful how-to books makes for the perfect household cleaning guide and provides daily, weekly, monthly and annual checklists for helping to keep them organised.

    Providing helpful information from when to dust shelves to when to use pre-wash detergents, the books will prove to be invaluable resources.
  • 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.
  • HRBS
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CWLG
    Chris Baines
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    A classic book that has been fully revised, updated and freshly illustrated, The RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening shows just how much of an important part wildlife plays in any garden.

    Relying on RHS research and best practice, it provides information on everything from using pesticides to planting for birds and the idea of habitat creation.

    It looks at how much importance gardeners should put on wildlife when they make their decisions and will even show you how to attract and sustain butterflies.
  • HTGR
    Hollie Newton
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    If you're eager to get out into the garden but are not sure where to start, How to Grow can help.

    Written by self-taught gardener Hollie Newton, this book is full of fruity language and personal advice that will help you all the way from growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a patio garden. There are chapters on easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers.

    Covering everything from the basics of planning your garden to design ideas, this book focuses on small and urban spaces so it provides would-be gardeners everywhere with plenty of inspiration.
  • 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.
  • CNGR
    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.
  • SJOY
    Marie Kondo
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.

    Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
  • FLWB
    Rachel Siegfried
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    With its absolutely gorgeous jacket, The Flower Book celebrates all kinds of flowers and will help you (or whoever you gift it to) learn the art of floral design. It also has 30 inspiring arrangement ideas so that you can ensure the next batch of flowers you give are presented in style.

    Season by season, it provides stunning, in-depth profiles of 60 cut flowers which reveal everything you need to know about their colours, shapes, textures and fragrances.

    Celebrating the loveliest flowers for the home, bloom by bloom, this book covers the likes of orchids, sunflowers, lavender, roses and tulips in great detail.
  • HBGW
    Peter Holden
    • £3.99
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    Learn all about the wildlife you can find in your garden with this handbook from the RSPB.

    A rich resource of information, it provides practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden and is full of tips that will encourage these visitors to stay.

    Every type of flora and fauna is covered with species sorted into groups including mammals, birds, insects, wild flowers, trees and fungi. Each account covers identification, habits, characteristics, food and garden conservation.
  • Green Guides Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472933911
    GRGU
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Anyone who loves getting outdoors will find these little guides to be essential companions on their next adventure.

    Covering wild flowers, trees, butterflies and garden wildlife, the books provide concise descriptions of their subjects which include information on their appearances, habitats and much more. There are also beautiful illustrations of over 150 species in each book.

    Ideal for beginners and amateur naturalists alike, the Green Guides come in a pocket size.
  • 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.
  • CLSB
    Paul Sterry
    • £11.99
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    The only guide that shows British birds at their actual size, Collins: Life-Size Birds is an essential read for anyone who wants to get closer to our feathered friends.

    With gloriously detailed photographs, the contemporary artwork will show you the intricate details of every bird. At least one image for every bird (or its head and bill in larger cases) is shown in glorious life-sized artwork. This gives you the chance to note down identification features and see a bird in its typical posture.

    Plumage and structural features are also featured and there is information about a bird's habits and behaviour. A fact file covers some of the key details for every species, including their length, wingspan, habitat, food, status and voice.
  • HSCT
    David Alderton
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    We all wonder how much our pet understands, what is going on in their head and just how intelligent they really are. This entertaining and comprehensive guide will not only explain your cat's sometimes baffling behaviour - it will give you the means to test your pet's IQ yourself. Using your cat's natural skills, How Smart Is Your Cat? will enable you to improve their responses and reactions - and ultimately their IQ - as you work through a wealth of intelligence tests, giving them a star rating as they progress. The bond between you will deepen as you learn more about how your cat thinks. Featuring panels on feline psychology, different cat breeds and information on how cats communicate, How Smart Is Your Cat? is the ideal companion for everyone who wants to understand what their cat is thinking and how to communicate with them effectively. The perfect gift for cat lovers everywhere, this book will open your eyes to just how canny your kitty can be!
  • 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.