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Get your green fingers on our range of gardening books! The tips and advice in these gardening guides will help your transform your green space and show you how to grow plants, flowers and trees. They can also help you make the most of allotments and help you grow your own food, arrange flowers and take care of your lawn.

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Get your green fingers on our range of gardening books! The tips and advice in these gardening guides will help your transform your green space and show you how to grow plants, flowers and trees. They can also help you make the most of allotments and help you grow your own food, arrange flowers and take care of your lawn.

  • 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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  • 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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  • CRHS

    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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  • HRBS

    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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  • 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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    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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  • KGGH

    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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    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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  • 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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  • ANIB

    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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  • HDWW

    RHS: How Do Worms Work? (Hardback)

    Guy Barter

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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.
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  • TLBK

    The Tool Book (Hardback)

    Phil Davy

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    This big book from DK will help you always choose the right tool for the job. It comes with a foreword from Ron Swanson himself - woodworker and tool fan Nick Offerman.

    The information in this book will help you understand, look after and use tools effectively. It contains over 800 photographs and illustrations of tools and pays homage to centuries of craftsmanship and know-how. Looking at tools from every angle, it will help you understand the structure and manufacturing-up of so many different pieces of hardware.

    From hammers and spades to chisels, this has step-by-step photography that will help you use tools like a pro.
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    GRNT

    Gardens of the National Trust (Hardback)

    Stephen Lacey

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    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
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  • MMOW

    Two Men Went to Mow (Hardback)

    Clive Gravett

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    Horticultural enthusiast Clive Gravett tells the story of two excessive men born 157 years apart and their love of the lawn mower in Two Men Went to Mow. Those men? Clive and the ingenious inventor of the garden machine, Edwin Beard Budding.

    Told with humour and passion, the book finds Clive looking over the history of the machine and celebrating how much mowing means to him. He reveals how this piece of machinery has impacted on all of our lives - particularly in the world of sports.

    Amongst Clive's favourite memories are mowing his parents' lawn and recreating the 1966 World Cup final goals and he also shares fascinating facts and tidbits alongside full-colour photographs.
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    ALMN

    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 (Hardback)

    Lia Leendertz

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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2018 is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
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  • BWKWX

    Hinch Yourself Happy (Hardback)

    Mrs Hinch

    Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways.

    With over 2 million followers in her hinch army, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home.

    Inside you'll find out:
    - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress
    - Mrs Hinch's must-haves
    - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home
    - And so much more!
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  • AKTMW

    The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual (Paperback)

    Roger Marshall

    Make the most of your greenhouse space! This comprehensive guide offers a fresh look at how gardeners can make best use of their greenhouses. It shows the reader how to grow ornamentals, edibles and fruit as well as how to propagate plants and even try basic hydroponics. The book includes chapters on the greenhouse environment, maintenance and how to control pests. Roger Marshall also looks at ways that homeowners can actually make a profit from their greenhouses.
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  • BWLIB

    RHS How to Create your Garden (Hardback)

    Adam Frost

    "Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you. Starting right at the beginning, Adam takes you step by step through the whole process, inspiring you with simple garden design ideas to tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp of just one part of your garden, perhaps a tired herbaceous border, the patio, or a water feature. Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate. Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature. Enjoy it month by month with his simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape. RHS How to Create your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.
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  • BUNKU

    Down to Earth (Paperback)

    Monty Don

    Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice and essential knowledge about gardening.

    Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by-month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you.

    Monty's intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television. This is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.
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  • BFZRI

    Wicked Plants (Hardback)

    Amy Stewart

    A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glinting red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front) garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
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  • BZBCK

    RHS Propagating Plants (Hardback)

    Alan R. Toogood

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    Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents. Packed with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of RHS Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice. How long do your seedlings need to germinate? What makes a healthy stem cutting? How do you know what type of rootstock to use when grafting plants? Find all the answers within, alongside more than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos to refer to, plus the experts' secrets to perfect plant propagation. Ideal for the thrifty gardener who wants plants for free, or who wants to gift favourite plant cuttings to friends and family; and useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants. Fill your garden with beautiful plants for next-to-nothing with this brand new edition of the most comprehensive guide to propagating plants ever published.
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  • BXGMX

    Perfect Pruning (Hardback)

    Simon Akeroyd

    Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. It's packed with useful, easy-to-follow advice on pruning all the plants that need it, from individual roses to the hedge that encircles your garden, including shrubs, climbers and fruit trees along the way. The author discusses the best equipment for pruning, from simple secateurs and loppers to pruning saws and powerful chainsaws (though you'll need professional training for those). He includes an invaluable seasonal guide to pruning - find out why you should prune roses and lavender in autumn but keep your secateurs away from trees, and why spring is the best time to tackle buddleia to ensure a butterfly-filled summer. There is a useful section on the legislation around pruning, including dealing with potentially problematic plants such as leylandii, and fascinating practices such as coppicing, pollarding, pleaching and decorative topiary are also covered. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this practical guide contains all the advice you need to keep on top of your pruning and make your garden even more beautiful.
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  • BWHCM

    A Wood of One's Own (Paperback)

    Ruth Pavey

    'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively 'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove' Observer After years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream of planting a wood. Touring to the West Country in the late 1990s, Pavey found herself in the Somerset Levels. On seeing this expanse of reclaimed land under its wide, soft skies she was struck by its beauty and set-out to plant a wood, tree by tree. She bought four acres, and over the years transformed them into a haven where woodland plants and creatures could flourish an emblem of enduring life in a changeable world. A Wood of One's Own is the story of how she grew to understand and then shape this derelict land into an enduring legacy a verdant landscape rich with wildlife. Interwoven with Pavey's candid descriptions of the practical challenges she faced are forays into the Levels' local history, as well as thoughtful portraits of its inhabitants both past and present. Accompanied throughout by the author's evocative hand-drawn illustrations, A Wood of One's Own is a lyrical, beguiling and inspiring story; a potent reminder of nature's delicate balance, and its comforting and abiding presence.
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