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  • RHS How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own * Keep Your Landlord Happy

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own * Keep Your Landlord Happy

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    Turn the outdoor space you may not own into one that makes you feel at home.A gardening book unlike any other, RHS How to Garden When You Rent brings together projects, inspiration, and handy know-how specifically tailored to people who rent. With chapters designed around lease lengths, readers will find something for their outdoor space, whether they plan to rent for just a few months or expect to stay in their home for a several years or more. Written by Matthew Pottage, this must-have book combines creative ideas with serious gardening expertise - all without breaking the bank or needing countless hours of hands-on work. Keep your landlord happy and your garden in good shape with plenty of tips, tricks, and techniques for good garden maintenance, and discover ways of turning even the most unloved balcony, yard, or urban garden into a lush, welcoming space that you, your flatmates, and your friends can enjoy for as long as you choose to live there.

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    £13.49

  • Island Gardens: Havens of Beauty Around the British Isles

    Quarto Publishing PLC Island Gardens: Havens of Beauty Around the British Isles

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    From Tresco to Lindisfarne, Anglesey to Sark, travel around the British Isles and discover the most beautiful and extreme island gardens on this visually stunning tour. The British Isles consist of more than 6,000 islands scattered around the main islands of Britain and Ireland. More than 100 of these British off-shore islands are inhabited – and where there are people, there are gardens. Lighthouse gardens, gulf-stream-soaked, tropical gardens, windswept remote gardens with giant and ancient yew trees, and gardens surrounding castles and monasteries of historical significance. Encounter a huge variety of habitats and gardening conditions, from coastal machair to woodlands, mountains, dunes and meadows, and explore a wide range of aspects, from shady dells, to sunny banks, deep-soiled productive gardens to rocky, alpine slopes. While they can differ dramatically with regards to aesthetics, what all island gardens share is the special light, magical atmosphere and indefinable magic that a proximity to water can bring. Here, Jackie Bennett reveals the challenges their gardeners face, the designs required in such extremes, and the skills their gardeners have mastered to survive and thrive, accompanied by stunning photography by garden and drone photographer Richard Hanson.

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    £22.50

  • The Modern Gardener: A practical guide to houseplants, herbs and container gardening

    HarperCollins Publishers The Modern Gardener: A practical guide to houseplants, herbs and container gardening

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    Welcome to modern matchmaking – for plants! All you need to do is be honest about what you can invest into your plant relationship (attentiveness, experience … sunlight) and voila – The Modern Gardener will suggest the best matched plant partner for you. Nothing livens up a room, windowsill or small yard like the presence of leafy Swiss cheese plants, angular succulents, perennial peonies or your own little herb garden. And this comprehensive reference book starts by covering all the best types of plants and planting for every type of indoor room, patio and balcony – from decorative and beneficial, low maintenance or useful edible plants – you’ll find everything you need to know about how to find the perfect plants for you and your lifestyle, and how help them to thrive. The second half of the book – the Personal Plant Selector – features an extensive directory of over 100 plants, in which you will be introduced to each species and their characteristics, benefits and needs, including quick facts on potting and repotting, correct care and more. This beautifully designed encyclopedia of plants also includes a comprehensive index and a cross-referencing system, to make it easy to find information quickly. It’s the ultimate guide to your personal plant kingdom!

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    £11.69

  • The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing House Plants: The art and science to grow your own house plants: Volume 3

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing House Plants: The art and science to grow your own house plants: Volume 3

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    From the Kew Experts series, this book is perfect book for the house plant gardener, filled with invaluable tips, tricks and handy advice to help your plants thrive! Are your house plants forlorn? Do they need more knowledgeable attention? With the help of experts from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, discover which plants are delicate and which indestructible, whether these are cacti, succulents, air plants or those famous for their flowers, foliage, fragrance and even air freshening powers.Learn how to nurture your house plants and cultivate an oasis of calm using the advice and projects in this pretty guide to 70 of the best. Here you'll find plants for all tastes, all rooms, cold and warm temperatures, all light levels and every skill set. Find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home. This beautifully illustrated guide mixes exquisite botanical prints with 12 step-by-step photographed projects that show how to create and display the trendiest and lushest arrangements today. Author Kay Maguire goes back to the basics of choosing, potting, feeding and care, then looks further at pruning and propagating in order to make more plants. This is the perfect book for new or experienced stay-at-home gardeners wanting to improve their outlook, freshen their air and cultivate a little bit of calm. This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Herbs and Guide to Growing Vegetables.

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    £11.69

  • RHS Half Hour Allotment: Timely Tips for the Most Productive Plot Ever

    Quarto Publishing PLC RHS Half Hour Allotment: Timely Tips for the Most Productive Plot Ever

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    This perennial gardening classic gives you everything you need to create and manage a bountiful and beautiful allotment with just half an hour's work a day! The Royal Horticultural Society The Half Hour Allotment (first published in 2005) has been a best-selling gardening title for many years. This new edition re-presents the classic in a fresh new illustrated format with hundreds of new photographs and a bright new cover design. The book shows you how to manage your allotment and enjoy fresh vegetables through the year on just half an hour’s work a day with weekends off. It combines expert advice from Lia Leendertz and the Royal Horticultural Society and time-saving ideas for planning the most effective use of your time and energy, giving you something to eat fresh every day of the year and ensure bumper crops in summer! Lia Leendertz, the best-selling author of The Almanac, is an organic gardener with a great sensitivity for the environment so the book is a gentle and thoughtful read as well as being a bible for productive and time-starved gardeners.

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    £13.49

  • Gardeners' World 101 - Grow to Eat Ideas: Planting recipes that taste as good as they look

    Ebury Publishing Gardeners' World 101 - Grow to Eat Ideas: Planting recipes that taste as good as they look

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    There's nothing better than the taste of home-grown fruit and veg. It has flavour and freshness that no supermarket produce could ever hope to beat. Whether you've grown your own all your life or are just getting into gardening, Gardeners' World 101 Grow to Eat Ideas is packed with inspiration. There are ideas for growing salads, fruit, herbs and vegetables. You don't even need a garden to enjoy our planting recipes for pots that taste as good as they look as they'll do equally well on a windowsill as a patio.You'll never eat tasteless fruit and veg again with Gardeners' World 101 Grow to Eat Ideas.Gardeners' World Magazine is Britain's biggest selling gardening magazine, providing fresh ideas and clear advice every month. From plants and flowers to gardens and design, allotments and kitchen gardens to shopping guides and tried and tested reviews, Gardeners' World Magazine features the top names in BBC gardening, such as Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and the Gardeners' Question Time team. Find out more at www.gardenersworld.com

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    £6.99

  • Woodwork Step by Step: Carpentry Techniques Made Easy

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Woodwork Step by Step: Carpentry Techniques Made Easy

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    Master key carpentry skills, from simple joinery techniques to fine woodworking.Learn about basic woodworking techniques to more advanced types of wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration. This book provides all the information you need to become a master carpenter. It's the ultimate step-by-step guide to essential woodworking tips and tricks. Inside the pages of this beginners guide, you'll find:- Over 100 key techniques and 20 easy projects to get you started- Clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions - Advice on all major wood types and veneers and how to use them- Tips and tricks on restoring old furnitureThis visual guide is packed with clear instructions, detailed photography, and expert advice on how to master more than 20 woodcraft techniques such as joinery and finishing. Discover how to get the best out of your woodworking tools by learning how to use and maintain them. This informative guide also includes a visual directory of all major wood types and veneers, explaining what they are best used for and tips on how to work with them.Woodworking 101 This updated edition includes a fresh design and brand-new photography making the step-by-step techniques and projects even clearer to understand. The ideal gift for Father's Day, or for anyone who's looking for an introduction to carpentry.Complete the Series:Fully illustrated and easy to use, the DK Step by Step series covers all the essential skills and techniques you need to succeed in a specific activity. Once you've mastered key carpentry skills with Woodwork Step by Step, sharpen up your survival skills with Knots Step by Step.

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    £13.49

  • Winter Gardens: Reinventing the Season

    Quarto Publishing PLC Winter Gardens: Reinventing the Season

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    In this stunning reimagination of an entire season, acclaimed and award-winning author and photographer Cedric Pollet presents 20 of the most beautiful winter gardens accross France and the UK. Winner of the Garden Media Guild - Garden Book of the Year award, Pollet showcases these breathtaking winter gardens which are at their best when most gardens are at their barest.Rich with blazes of colour and light, these gardens use creative structural planning and subtle textures to greate masterful visual and sensory ensembles. From berries and barks to vibrant shrubs and evergreens, these gardens will delight and inspire in equal measure, all captured in extroardinary photographs by Pollet, one of today's masters of garden photography and accompanied by insightful text which picks out the reasons these gardens are so special. The second half of the book is an illustrated directory of over 300 plants which encourage you to achieve these effects in their own gardens. From the author of bestselling Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees, this beautiful guide is a unique and unmissable book on some of the most creative and inspiring gardens around today.

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    £18.00

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence: Volume 8

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence: Volume 8

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    This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' rose expert is the perfect guide to choosing and growing these majestic and versatile flowers. Instantly recognisable, fragrant and evocative, roses are the quintessential garden flowers. From low-growing ground-cover roses to long-stemmed Hybrid Tea roses, multi-petalled English roses, wild roses, small shrubs for containers, climbers and ramblers, in a range of forms, colours and scents, there is a rose for every garden situation. Combining botanical illustrations and practical advice, The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Roses is the definitive introduction to growing seventy-eight beautiful roses, with full growing instructions and details on feeding, propagation and training. Twelve garden projects, from growing from seed to preserving rose petals, will bring the wonderful world of roses to life. This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Herbs, Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Vegetables and Guide to Growing House Plants.

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    £13.49

  • RHS: A Nation in Bloom: Celebrating the People, Plants and Places of the Royal Horticultural Society

    Quarto Publishing PLC RHS: A Nation in Bloom: Celebrating the People, Plants and Places of the Royal Horticultural Society

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    With a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh, this beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the Royal Horticultural Society, the perhaps the foremost gardening institution in the world. The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. Gardening expert and regular Gardener's Question Time panellist Matthew Biggs tells this story in rich and intimate detail, from the society's origins at the start of the 19th Century right through to the present day, with fascinating insight into the evolution and operations of the RHS throughout the years. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.

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    £27.00

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs: The art and science to grow your own bulbs: Volume 5

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs: The art and science to grow your own bulbs: Volume 5

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    The new Kew guide to planting and cultivating bulbs features 12 easy and inspiring projects, detailed information on 66 of the most important species to grow, accompanied by Kew's beautiful botanical illustrations. With expert advice from Kew bulb expert Richard Wilford and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting with bulbs. In this book Richard Wilford shows the key differences between bulbs, corms and tubers, he explains the importance of planting times and techniques, he explains simple methods for propagation, as well as planting instructions for growing in borders, within grassy areas or in containers. He identifies the most popular flowering times and provides bulbs of interest all year round. He presents all the important bulbs, from winter snowdrops, crocuses, cyclamen, hyacinths, irises; spring daffodils, tulips, snowflakes, lily-of-the-valley; summer alliums, lilies, agapanthus, foxtail lily; as well as autumn snowflakes, colchicum, cyclamen and amaryllis. The 12 special projects are broad and attractive. They comprise: how to grow and display ornamental onions; how to plant hippeastrums indoors on a windowsill; how to establish a carpet of anemones; how to layer bulbs in containers 'lasagne' style; how to plant a drift of snake's head fritillaries; how to establish bulbs in a shady border; how to design a spring bulb extravaganza; how to make a cutting patch for bulbs; how to grow tulips from seed; how to naturalise autumn-flowering bulbs; how to establish a winter bulb garden; and how to time a three-month display of tulips. Bulb problems and pests are easily handled in the troubleshooting section, and a handy checklist of what to do, when guides growers throughout the year. The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series and is accompanied by Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit. The only book you'll need to grow more than 66 species, beautifully, practically, successfully.

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    £11.69

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees: The Art and Science to grow with confidence: Volume 9

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees: The Art and Science to grow with confidence: Volume 9

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    This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' tree expert is the perfect guide to choosing and growing these essential garden mainstays. With authoritative advice from Kew tree expert Tony Kirkham and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting trees. In addition, there are twelve tree-related projects to inspire every green-fingered gardener. There is a place in every garden for a tree, but before buying it is important to think about why and what you are planting and where. Do you want to plant for privacy, as a single ornamental specimen for seasonal interest or to attract wildlife? Such key considerations are discussed by the Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He also explains the practicalities of growing a tree as well as describing and illustrating a wide range of trees in detail, for every size of garden.The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series, a collection of books from Kew's top experts filled with tips, projects and handy advice on a range of gardening issues. Other titles include Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit.

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    £11.69

  • Quilt Step by Step: Patchwork and Appliqué, Techniques, Designs, and Projects

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Quilt Step by Step: Patchwork and Appliqué, Techniques, Designs, and Projects

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    Everything you need to master quilting, patchwork, and appliqué, and make beautiful gifts and items for the home. Do you want to design and stitch your own unique quilts and other quilting projects at home? Quilt Step by Step will show you how. Discover what the essential tools and materials are to get started, then master the key techniques and stitches with simple step-by-step photography and explanations, including using traditional and modern patchwork block designs. Then be inspired with 15 fabulous projects to try, from bags and toys to cushions and quilts - you'll learn everything you need to know to create unique gifts and treasured keepsakes at home. Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this book is ideal for beginners, as well as more experienced quilters looking to build on their skills and refresh their techniques.

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    £15.29

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse: The book that turns into a botanical paradise

    Welbeck Publishing Group Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse: The book that turns into a botanical paradise

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    The Tropical Hothouse describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the intriguing stories of their origins and compelling features. Sourced exclusively from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art. The Tropical Hothouse contains a botanical paradise, where tropical trees are festooned with vines, orchids and bromeliads, lurid blossoms perfume the air, and leafy ferns and palms jostle for the light. From exotic-looking potted orchids and motley assortments of succulents, to luxuriant, leafy greenery, house plants and terraria are more popular than ever as additions to stylish interiors. This beautifully presented and fascinating collection includes perennial favourites and unusual specimens, transporting this world of extraordinary plants into your hands and home.

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    £22.50

  • My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place

    Penguin Books Ltd My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place

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    MAKE YOURS A HYGGE HOME THIS CHRISTMAS - AS SEEN ON THIS MORNING!A gorgeous guide to the Danish art of creating a cosy, happy home from the internationally bestselling author, Meik Wiking.Our homes should be a place of comfort, a place to feel safe when we shut the door. Somewhere to be ourselves, to unwind and create special memories. Inspired by Danish design and traditions, this beautiful new book from Meik Wiking shares how to turn your home into a sanctuary and live like the happiest people in the world.With simple tips based on new research from The Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, this book reveals what makes a happy home tick. No matter how much space you have or what your budget is, Meik shows how you can use colour, light and space to create your happy place and celebrate cosiness the Danish way.Get your copy of the latest book from the author of THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE now!'I love it, I love it, I love it. Just reading this makes you more content' Chris Evans'Such a beautiful book with so many suggestions for how we can get back to happiness. Just looking at it makes me happy' Holly Willoughby

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    £17.09

  • Lake District National Park Pocket Map: The perfect guide to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty

    HarperCollins Publishers Lake District National Park Pocket Map: The perfect guide to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty

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    Explore the National Parks with this handy pocket map. Handy little full colour map and guide of Lake District National Park. Detailed mapping and visitor information to the National Park along with a selection of photographs. This small map with additional text and photographs gives a great overview of the Lake District National Park, and is the perfect companion for exploring this beautiful area of Northern England. Clear, detailed mapping Key park, tourist and travel information Ideal for planning visits to the National Park Index to help locate and plan your trip This and the Lake District Park Rangers Favourite Walks (ISBN: 9780008439149) are the perfect companions for exploring this superb walking area of Northwest England.

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    £4.35

  • Grow Food for Free: The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Grow Food for Free: The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest

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    Zero-cost, low effort and a long term solution to your fresh produce needs! Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded, and now wants to help you do the same.Grow your own food in your home garden, allotment or container and look forward to a bountiful harvest year-round. You can plant fruit and veg at home without spending a penny and Huw Richard's shows you how.Packed with tried-and-tested advice, this gardening book covers:- Finding a space to grow - in the garden or on a terrace or balcony - and sourcing the materials you need- Deciding what to grow your crops in (the ground, a raised bed, or containers)- Clear growing instructions on more than 30 species of popular annual and perennial crops- Huw Richards' 52-week journal of how he grew his own food for free for a year without spending a penny- Advice on how to go about selling your produce to raise money to expand your growing areaAuthor Huw Richards is a man on a mission. He is passionate about teaching you how to garden and grow your own food. Years of experience and trying different things has taught Huw how to garden with little money (or without a garden) and he shows you how to do the same! Grow Food for Free teaches you how to produce no-cost, low-maintenance fruit and veg - and finding low-cost ways to overcome common gardening worries. Learn about the space you need and how to prepare it, make your own compost, tackle weeds, pests, and diseases, and how to get hold of your first set of seeds! Discover strategies to expand your garden. Can't afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don't have money to buy lots of different seeds? Look in your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. This home gardening book shows you everything you need to barter, borrow, repurpose, and propagate your way to a bountiful harvest without burdening your bank balance!

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    £16.99

  • Sustainable Beauty: Practical advice and projects for an eco-conscious beauty routine: Volume 3

    Quarto Publishing PLC Sustainable Beauty: Practical advice and projects for an eco-conscious beauty routine: Volume 3

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    Sustainable Beauty is an inspirational and practical guide to living a more eco-conscious lifestyle and maintaining a low-waste beauty routine.Vegan, cruelty-free, ‘clean’, organic, non-GM, zero-waste, not to mention palm oil, silicones and micro-plastics – where do you start when it comes to creating a sustainable beauty routine? There are thousands of products claiming to be better for the environment and your skin, but they also come with a hefty price tag.So what can we actually do to make a difference? This book provides the small steps everyone can take to make a big difference at home.Justine Jenkins, an holistic and sustainable make-up artist & consultant, guides you through – breaking down the issues and explaining how we can mitigate them at home.With easy tutorials to follow – from simplifying your beauty routine and product label literacy through to recipes for DIY hydrating serums and superfood face masks – Jenkins shows you how small changes in habit can result in a more sustainable beauty routine that doesn't break the bank.Did you know that... More than 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry annually. If refillable containers were used for cosmetics, as much as 70% of carbon emissions associated with the beauty industry could be eliminated. An estimated 70% of beauty products contain a palm oil derivative, the production of which is believed to be responsible for 8% of the world’s deforestation between 1990 and 2008. With this book you can... Take your first steps in creating an eco-smart dresser: learn how to read a label, and find out what natural ingredients you'll need to make your own recipes such as making your own deodorant and body butter. Make essential, nature-based cosmetics: minimize your make-up drawer and master both the application and creation of your new go-to beauty products, from multipurpose lip balms to the perfect eyeliner flick. Simplify your skincare and body routines: from cleansing and toning to rejuvenating and conditioning, discover your body's needs from head to toe and the secret to beautiful skin, body, hands and nails. Get luxurious hair with low-waste practices: from hair masks to healing rinses, remedying, maintaining and styling shiny, healthy hair has never been easier with Jenkins' savvy recipes, hacks and tutorials. Other titles in the Sustainable Living series include: Sustainable Home, Sustainable Travel, Sustainable Garden.

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    £16.20

  • RHS Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You - Science, Design, Practice

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You - Science, Design, Practice

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    Your garden could be even better for you.Discover...How certain plants can form a barrier against air and noise pollutionWhich birdsong alleviates anxietyHow plants can help to save energyWhy green is so good for usLearn how connecting with nature can reduce stress and improve wellbeing. You don't even need a garden - even a balcony or houseplants can help to boost your mood. Every recommendation is backed by scientific research, drawn together by the team of RHS scientists and experts. Favourite garden designer at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Matt Keightley then suggests how to translate the science into ideas for your green space.With this groundbreaking book, find out how, in sometimes very simple ways, you can create an outdoor space that nourishes your mind and body, and is good for our planet too.

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    £15.29

  • Philosophy for Gardeners: Ideas and paradoxes to ponder in the garden

    Quarto Publishing PLC Philosophy for Gardeners: Ideas and paradoxes to ponder in the garden

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    Explore ideas, consider the big questions and learn life lessons in your garden. Gardening is an innately thoughtful as well as practical pastime: planning ahead, imagining how plants will grow, deciding what will make a 'good' garden, wondering at the beauty of flowers and noticing how ecosystems work. This delightful and engaging collection of essays illustrate how many philosophical ideas arise naturally in gardeners’ everyday work. Growers by their nature are in fact already philosophers: existentialists who try to live and work by their own rules in a garden; stoics who put up with slug damage again and again, and try to work in harmony with nature; and practical quantum scientists who witness incredible processes going on in plant cells beneath the ground. In Philosophy for Gardeners, Kate Collyns uses aspects of gardening to introduce and explore a range of philosophical ideas and schools of thought; cultivating a greater understanding and appreciation of intriguing concepts, propagated from science, evolution and aesthetics through to politics, economics and ethics. Broken into four sections, Soil, Growth, Harvest and Cycles, each section explores questions of philosophy through the lens of the garden. A fascinating read, this book is as perfect for students of philosophy as it is for gardeners, filled with thought-provoking reflections on life, being and existence.

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    £12.60

  • RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch: A Foolproof Guide to Every Stage of Growing Fruit and Veg

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch: A Foolproof Guide to Every Stage of Growing Fruit and Veg

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    An infallible guide to vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions. It's time to get your hands dirty!This gardening book will help you learn how to grow, nurture, and harvest more than 50 types of fruits and vegetables. The bright photos, step-by-step illustrations, and foolproof advice will get you growing in no time. Perfect for beginners as well as keen gardeners. This planting book will teach you how to plan your space, be it a small raised bed, some pots, or a large vegetable patch. Maximise your harvest and explore different planting themes that suit your needs! You'll also discover useful tips for selecting plants to match your theme.Want to know how to keep pests away and your plants healthy? RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patchcontains brilliant expert advice on how to grow more than 50 different crops. Simply look up the specific crop you want to grow, and follow the photos and clear instructions on planting, nurturing, and harvesting. You'll also discover the latest popular new cultivars, crops, and heirloom varieties in this updated edition. Dig Into Vegetable GardeningEnjoy a successful harvest with this organised and stress-free approach to gardening. Whether you're new to gardening or interested in saving costs, this book offers easy-to-follow steps for starting and sustaining your very own vegetable garden. It also makes for a perfect gift for the gardening enthusiast in your life.Whatever the size of the garden, this vegetable garden planner offers you:- Beautiful photos- Step-by-step illustrations- Foolproof gardening adviceRHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch is part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardening series from DK Books. DK's series of gardening books present handy advice and tips to expand your gardening knowledge. With DK's gardening books you can discover all you need to know about plants, shrubs, trees, fruit, and vegetables, for all gardening novices or green-fingered experts.

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    £17.99

  • RHS Complete Gardener's Manual: The one-stop guide to plan, sow, plant, and grow your garden

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Complete Gardener's Manual: The one-stop guide to plan, sow, plant, and grow your garden

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    A one-stop treasure trove from the experts at RHS that covers every aspect of gardening!Dreaming of having the perfect garden? Does it have a vegetable patch? Classic borders or flowers to attract wildlife? A picturesque garden for all to marvel at is achievable with this gardening guide giving you the vital tools to achieve whatever you desire for your dream garden. Delve into this concise and practical guide to find all the gardening ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden. Here's what you'll find inside:- A comprehensive guide covering everything from growing in containers to planting a garden from scratch- Fully illustrated with detailed step-by-steps and inspirational gardening ideas- Detailed beginner's guide to garden design, including step-by-step instructions for simple hard landscaping such as building a raised bed, creating a pond, or laying a patio- Covers all aspects of planting styles, including "recipes" to make the most of different types of plants- Easy-to-follow guides on how to water, feed, prune and propagate your garden- Advice on problem-solving and controlling weeds and pests- A chapter full of Plant Chooser galleries to help you grow the right plant in the right place at the right timeLearn how to plan, sow, plant, and protect your garden throughout the year with expert tips and techniques that will see your garden flourish. Discover how to design with plants by using colour and texture to create inspirational displays, and keep them at their best with jargon-free guides to pruning and preventing pests and diseases. Undertake a new endeavour of DIY landscaping projects, which include laying your own patio or lawn, or building a raised bed ready for you to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Choose from a catalogue of hundreds of different ornamental plants to find varieties that will thrive in your garden's climate and provide seasonal interest throughout the year.The Complete Gardener's Manual is the perfect all-around practical book for gardening beginners, also for those looking for a step up from a beginners' gardening book.

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    £22.50

  • RHS The Tree in My Garden: Choose One Tree, Plant It - and Change the World

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS The Tree in My Garden: Choose One Tree, Plant It - and Change the World

    1 in stock

    One tree, in one garden. Can it really make a difference?In RHS The Tree in My Garden, award-winning wildlife author Kate Bradbury reveals the amazing effect planting a single tree in your garden can have - and dares to imagine what would happen if every gardener up and down the country did the same. Combining practical gardening advice, eye-opening scientific research, reflections on the cultural importance of different species, and evocative accounts of how vital trees are for countless different forms of wildlife, this book will leave you in no doubt that every garden needs a tree!This terrific tree book features a directory of 50 key species, each one beautifully illustrated by Lucille Clerc and packed with information about each tree's appearance, care needs, and the wildlife it supports - to help you choose the best tree for your own garden, or learn more about the trees you may already have. Dive into the pages of this tree identification book to discover: - 50 illustrated profiles of a wide range of trees suitable for different gardens and preferences- Eye-opening accounts of the importance of trees for our planet, our wildlife, and ourselves- Essential practical information to help readers choose, plant, prune, and care for their tree- Ideas for making your own leaf mould and ways to get involved in community planting projects- Stunning illustrations by Lucille Clerc that convey the beauty and the mystery of treesThis book is perfect for anyone wanting to attract more wildlife to their garden! So whether you're an environmentalist intent on reducing your carbon footprint, a budding gardener looking to choose the best tree for your outdoor space or you're simply seeking a guide about the natural history of the trees in your garden, RHS The Tree In My Garden is something the whole family can explore, discover and love. No garden should be without a tree. Plant one, watch it grow - and become part of something bigger!

    1 in stock

    £18.00

  • RHS Roses: An Inspirational Guide to Choosing and Growing the Best Roses

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Roses: An Inspirational Guide to Choosing and Growing the Best Roses

    1 in stock

    A rose is one of the most beautiful, versatile, and rewarding plants that a gardener can grow, but with over 30,000 different types of roses available to gardeners across the world, how do you find the right one for your garden?RHS Roses is a joyous celebration of this garden icon, which brings together stunning photography of rose gardens and displays with expert advice on how to choose, grow, and enjoy roses in any garden, anywhere!With passion and petals on every page, you can explore: - Author Michael Marriott brings an unrivalled level of expertise to this title, with easy to follow instructions and accessible text that readers can trust-The content and layout will showcase the different types of roses available to readers, as well as how to grow them.-The inspiring range of roses available and the essential contribution they bring to a garden-"Rose selector" that gives you the key information about roses for your garden - from front of border beauties to shady wall show-offs.New to roses and don't know where to begin? No worries, DK has got you covered!This invaluable guide teaches gardeners how they can make the most of their garden's unique qualities, from practical considerations like soil and climate to the mood and style of the space. Central to the book is the "rose selector" section, which features 200 profiles showcasing the best varieties for different uses, climates, and characteristics like scent and hips.As one of the world's leading rosarians, with more than 35 years' experience and a close association with the internationally renowned David Austin Roses, author Michael Marriott showcases his expertise and insight with stunning photography, to provide the ideal book for gardeners who love, grow, and want to know more about their favourite flower.

    1 in stock

    £22.49

  • Urban Botanics: An Indoor Plant Guide for Modern Gardeners

    Quarto Publishing PLC Urban Botanics: An Indoor Plant Guide for Modern Gardeners

    1 in stock

    This beautiful guide to indoor plants is a comprehensive compendium of succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants, with detailed instructions on how to care for each, alongside stunning full-page watercolour illustrations of each plant. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the more than seventy plants in this stylish guide. And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Driven by the beautiful artwork of the phenomenally talented Maaike Koster, alongside insightful text from Emma Sibley, co-founder of London Terrariums, each entry offers a concise but complete guide to these plants, telling you their origins, how to care for them and where in your home they will thrive. Each plant is rendered in considered detail, taking up a full double page spread, with half of this space allotted to the illustration, facing a paragraph on the plant itself, care tips and any information about fellow species. The accessible text and simple instructions make this book just as well suited to those with no gardening experience as to those with years of practice. These plants can be grown in any in-door space and are easy to maintain, so you no longer need a large garden or hours of free time to maintain a vibrant collection of greenery in your home. These plants add interest, tranquility and colour to every corner of our lives, so embark on a verdant adventure with this beautiful and comprehensive guide!

    1 in stock

    £11.69

  • To Stand And Stare: How to Garden While Doing Next to Nothing

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd To Stand And Stare: How to Garden While Doing Next to Nothing

    1 in stock

    Reconnect with nature from the ground up and nurture not only your garden but your soul.There's a lot of gardening advice out there. But none that invites you to think about how to be while you're in your garden. With increasingly busy lives, yet another list of chores seems like the last thing we need when it comes to our own practice of self-care and relaxation. After all, aren't these the things we wanted to escape to the garden for in the first place? What if there was a more low-intervention way to garden, some reciprocal arrangement through which both you and your soil get fed - with minimum fuss, effort and guilt on your part, and the maximum measure of healthy, organic growth for your garden?In To Stand and Stare, Andrew Timothy O'Brien weaves together strands of botany, philosophy and mindfulness to form an ecological narrative suffused with practical gardening know-how. Informed by a deep understanding and appreciation of natural processes, O'Brien encourages the reader to think from the ground up, as we follow the pattern of a plant's growth through the season - roots, shoots, and fruits - while advocating an increased awareness of our surroundings.

    1 in stock

    £15.29

  • What to Sow, Grow and Do: A seasonal garden guide: Volume 4

    Quarto Publishing PLC What to Sow, Grow and Do: A seasonal garden guide: Volume 4

    1 in stock

    "I think this book will quickly become an insightful gardening friend." –– Adam Frost, garden designer and TV presenterDiscover what to do at just the right time to create a garden that's full of life and colour all year round in this invaluable book, now shortlisted for the GMG PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR award. What to Sow, Grow and Do is a season-by-season guide that brings together projects, advice, task lists and ideas to help you plan your time in the garden, inspire your planting and nurture a deeper relationship with nature. Tracking a year in the garden, it guides you in what to do through a series of how-to tasks and helpful checklists. It also celebrates each season, highlighting the plants to enjoy, the wildlife to spot and the changes you can notice in the garden and beyond. Seasonal jobs cover everything from pruning roses to planting summer bulbs, together with ideas on encouraging and supporting a garden that's full of beneficial insects and wildlife. Armed with this book, you can create a thriving, flourishing garden that’s a joy to be in. Whether you are a seasoned horticulturalist or are just starting on your gardening adventure, this guide is an indispensable companion to your year in the garden.

    1 in stock

    £19.80

  • Lake District Park Rangers Favourite Walks: 20 of the best routes chosen and written by National park rangers

    HarperCollins Publishers Lake District Park Rangers Favourite Walks: 20 of the best routes chosen and written by National park rangers

    1 in stock

    The perfect companions for exploring the National Parks. Walking guide to the Lake District National Park, with 20 best routes chosen by the park rangers. Each walk varies in length from 2 to 10 km and can be completed in less than 4 hours. 20 best routes chosen and written by National Park rangers Walks from 2 to 10km Detailed description for each walk with highlights clearly marked on the map along with an accompanying map and photographs General information about the National Park plus basic advice on walking This and the Lake District National Park Pocket Map (ISBN: 9780008462673) are the perfect companions for exploring this superb walking area of Northwest England.

    1 in stock

    £6.99

  • Carve

    Penguin Putnam Inc Carve

    1 in stock

    1 in stock

    £11.69

  • Pots: Fill your containers with plants, tend to their needs, watch them flourish: Volume 5

    Quarto Publishing PLC Pots: Fill your containers with plants, tend to their needs, watch them flourish: Volume 5

    1 in stock

    A beautiful, stylish and comprehensive handbook from the Bloom Gardener's Guides series, covering everything you need to know to grow plants in pots all year round. No matter how small or large your space, Pots includes top tips on how to plan and prepare your containers, a directory of plants to dip into and pro advice on achieving year-round interest and structure. The guide also includes winning combinations of flowers, foliage and bulbs, and plenty of information on caring for your display so it lasts from season to season. Gardening in containers is versatile, exciting and rewarding for both you and the wildlife, so whether your plot is a courtyard, balcony, patio or simply a window box, Pots can inspire you to transform it with vibrant planting. This title is from the Bloom Gardener's Guide series, complete and comprehensive gardening handbooks. Bloom is an award-winning independent print magazine for gardeners, plant admirers, nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, and winner of the Garden Publication of the Year at the Garden Media Awards 2021. Other titles in this series include Cut Flowers and Shade.

    1 in stock

    £11.69

  • Garden for the Senses: How Your Garden Can Soothe Your Mind and Awaken Your Soul

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Garden for the Senses: How Your Garden Can Soothe Your Mind and Awaken Your Soul

    1 in stock

    Step outdoors and let your space nourish all of your senses and settle a busy mind.Discover how to garden to enliven all five senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste - to build a connection with the world around you and bring joy and wonder into the everyday. Find out how simply being outside can help to ground and calm you, and learn what plants to grow to nourish both your mental and physical wellbeing. Ideas on planting and maintaining your garden, which you can put into practice quickly and easily, show how you can improve the sensory enjoyment of your outside space - no matter where you live and no matter what size your plot. Whether you want to fill a space with an uplifting fragrance, create a calming colour scheme, grow richly aromatic herbs, or select trees and shrubs for their soothing sounds, you can turn your plot into a sensory delight as a way to connect to the natural world around you.

    1 in stock

    £11.69

  • RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening New Edition

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening New Edition

    1 in stock

    All your gardening questions are answered in this updated classic guide to planning, planting, and caring for your outside space. Create and maintain your perfect garden with the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening tips and advice from the experts at the RHS, now fully revised and updated to encompass the eco-conscious gardener of today. Marking 30 years since its first publication, this revised edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening provides dependable, essential gardening advice while expanding on key topics that are important to the next generation of gardeners, such as wildlife gardening and sustainability. Packed with unrivalled detail and a vast breadth of information, you'll find advice and clearly photographed step-by-step guides that show you how to garden, whether you're tackling your vegetable plot or tending to cacti and succulents. Updated with the latest guidance to help your plants withstand pests and diseases and techniques to make your garden more resilient in the face of climate change, you'll find everything you need to know. Whatever your level of skill, expert advice from the RHS will help you keep your garden thriving all year round. Get your gardening gloves on and get ready to discover: - Updated information for key topics including, environment, wildlife, edibles, pests and diseases, peat free/organic, and pruning and growing techniques.- A streamlined structure to provide clear and concise text for easy and accessible reading.The ideal gift for gardeners of all levels, including novices looking to expand their knowledge and confidence, keen amateurs searching for gardening inspiration and wanting to hone their skills, and more experienced gardeners interested in the latest gardening techniques and horticultural advice.

    1 in stock

    £45.00

  • Seaweed: Foraging, Collecting, Pressing

    HarperCollins Publishers Seaweed: Foraging, Collecting, Pressing

    1 in stock

    A gorgeous guide to foraging, pressing and using seaweeds for a wealth of home creative projects. Both aspirational and inspirational, this guide to bringing the outdoors inside is quite unlike anything on the market and will inspire all readers to begin their beach foraging journey. A beautifully packaged, comprehensive visual guide to seaweed by design company Molesworth & Bird. Seaweed will inspire readers to look beyond the tangled piles of seaweed washed up at high tide, to discover its exceptional beauty and appreciate its many uses. The book celebrates the unique appeal of the plants and showcases the myriad ways to bring their beauty indoors, with the authors providing step-by-step activities so you can create your own prints at home. Whether pressing a deep khaki green Peacock’s Tail seaweed or creating a stunning cyanotype with Eelgrass, the possibilities are endless with this seashore bounty. The book is packed with glorious photography of the UK coastlines where the seaweeds can be foraged, alongside stylish interiors, and scenes of beach cook-outs and wild swimming spots. It also includes a library of pressed seaweeds presented in colour categories, with notes for identification and use. There is expert guidance on collecting seaweeds, and it will show how foraged seaweeds can be used at home for cooking, dyeing and printing fabrics, and as part of your skincare routine. It explores the fascinating history of seaweed collecting and investigates its potential as a healthy food source and sustainable material, whether foraged or farmed.

    1 in stock

    £27.00

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence: Volume 10

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence: Volume 10

    1 in stock

    This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' cacti and succulents expert is the perfect guide to growing and maintaining a wide variety of these fascinating plants. Indoors or outside, in the smallest spaces or as features in large gardens, succulents and cacti are popular in homes and gardens all across the world, regardless of climate. They’re resilient, beautiful and easy to care for as long as you’re armed with the right knowledge. Packed with information and inspiration, and with the guiding authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book teaches you everything you need to know about 50 speciments of succulents and cacti, from ideal humidity, light and temperature, to maintenance instructions so that your plants can thrive. This book also contains 12 easy-to-follow projects for you to carry out at home, so you can grow a vibrant array of succulents and cacti for your home, whether you are a complete beginner or a keen enthusiast. Combining beautiful botanical illustrations and practical advice, The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents is the definitive introduction to growing these wonderful plants. This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Herbs, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Vegetables and Guide to Growing House Plants.

    1 in stock

    £13.49

  • Trees (Collins Gem)

    HarperCollins Publishers Trees (Collins Gem)

    1 in stock

    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.

    1 in stock

    £6.99

  • Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom

    1 in stock

    Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice.Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, color, 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."I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too." - Monty

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • Cabin Porn: Inside

    Penguin Books Ltd Cabin Porn: Inside

    1 in stock

    'The ultimate traveller guilty pleasure, offering a look inside some of the most compelling cabins around the world' Lonely Planet Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became a phenomenon following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breathtaking natural landscapes around the world. This new book - now available as a compact paperback - delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and compelling design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

    1 in stock

    £12.99

  • RHS Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants For Free

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants For Free

    1 in stock

    Are you interested in growing your own plants from scratch? This reference book will teach you how to propagate virtually every type of plant.If you're a thrifty gardener who wants more plants for free, then this book is perfect for you! From fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents, get all the info you'll need to propagate plants at your fingertips. Discover the experts' secrets to perfecting plant propagation with this easy-to-follow gardening manual. A horticulturist's delight, this new edition features more than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos that show both practical step-by-step gardening techniques and the plants themselves. 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 out the answer to these questions and more in the most comprehensive guide to propagating plants ever published.From palms and roses to culinary herbs and conifers, each chapter contains popular and botanically interesting plant groups. Explore the modes of propagation that are unique to the featured plants. Learn about their characteristic ways of reproduction and how these are exploited in various techniques. The techniques are fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and explanatory artworks. The plants' special needs are discussed, with expert tips on how to achieve success. This gardening book is crammed with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials and clear advice, ranging from straightforward and simple to more in-depth. The rating system in the plant-by-plant A-Z dictionaries provides you with a quick reference to the relative ease or difficulty of each method of propagation.Fill Your Garden with Beautiful Plants for Next-To-NothingPlant propagation is a fun, rewarding, and inexpensive way to add shrubs to your garden or multiply your collection of houseplants. This book helps you successfully reach your goals while steering you clear of common mistakes. It's an indispensable reference book for every propagator's bookshelf.Use this comprehensive gardening guide to:- Find out how to propagate more than 1500 garden plants.- Follow the visual step-by-step guides and authoritative advice on cutting, layering, sowing, grafting, and more.- Consult the experts from the horticulture team at the Royal Horticultural Society.

    1 in stock

    £17.99

  • House Planted: Choosing, Growing, and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Space

    1 in stock

    £12.59

  • RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

    Quarto Publishing PLC RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

    1 in stock

    Fully revised and updated by the author, this is the perennial and comprehensive guide to the art of wildlife gardening from the RHS, freshly illustrated and bursting with new ideas, ideas and projects.Gardening and wildlife make perfect partners. So many people are discovering that by choosing the right plants for nectar and fruit, providing some shelter and safety, a little extra food and water, and a nest box or two, any garden, balcony or backyard can be dramatically brought to life.This best-selling book was first published as How to Make a Wildlife Garden, and launched at the 1985 Chelsea Flower Show, making wildlife a mainstream issue for gardeners and the public. Now fully revised and updated by the author, this beautiful new freshly illustrated edition highlights the changes in garden wildlife over the past 35 years.Incorporating RHS research, updated best practice and addressing a multitude of controversial conservation issues, this stunning guide is also a celebration of the rich variety of wild plants and animals that can bring a beautiful garden to life.Packed full of practical advice from which plants to choose for bees, birds and butterflies, how to construct the ideal wildlife pond, where to position nesting boxes and how to enjoy wildlife in any size of outdoor space, this authoritative companion shows how wildlife gardening can make a stylish and enjoyable contribution to the environment, inspiring new gardeners while also delighting the very many owners of the best-selling original.

    1 in stock

    £22.50

  • Secret Gardens of Cornwall: A Private Tour

    Quarto Publishing PLC Secret Gardens of Cornwall: A Private Tour

    1 in stock

    A glorious celebration of some of the finest gardens in a county whose climate makes them especially breathtaking. Alan Titchmarsh Step inside the Secret Gardens of Cornwallfor a private tour of the best horticultural destinations in the county. Discover what grows well, when and where to visit, understand the challenges that the owners have faced, and have a taste of the world-class gardens to be found in this corner of England. The 20 beautiful gardens included here celebrate the diversity of gardening in Cornwall – secret coastal woodlands, lush subtropical valleys, traditional country estates and wave-lashed clifftops – through sumptuous photography, fascinating stories and interviews with their owners.

    1 in stock

    £19.80

  • Grow Pruning & Training: Essential Know-how and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Grow Pruning & Training: Essential Know-how and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

    1 in stock

    Keeping your garden in good shape has never been easier!Pruning is an essential part of garden maintenance. It's also one of the most difficult parts of gardening. This is your no-fuss guide to learning basic training and pruning techniques.Do you want to know how to prune the shrubs and climbers in your garden but don't know where to start? This gardening book for beginners will help you care for more than 80 of the most popular pruning plants.Whether you need to prune flowering trees or have a small garden that requires controlling, this complete pruning guide explores all the essential techniques. It also features an illustrated directory that answers all your pruning and training questions to help you put your skills into practice.You don't have to be a horticulture expert to get started, this indispensable reference book will take you through every single step! It includes: - Easy gardening tips on how to care for more than 80 shrubs and trees- Packed with practical, jargon-free know-how and simple pruning techniques- Easy-to-follow format to help grow your gardening knowledgeLet It Grow!Gorgeous, full-colour photography provides plenty of inspiration and ideas. Expert tips and step-by-step instructions on every page will help you care for your plants the right way.Grow Pruning & Training covers everything you need to know to make pruning fruit trees, shrubs, and climbing plants a simple and achievable process. It's the perfect book for first-time gardeners!Complete the Series:Make your green-fingered dreams a reality with the Grow series from DK. Learn how to brighten up even the trickiest areas in Grow Containers, or discover how to garden more sustainably in Grow Eco-Gardening. Alternatively, there are more titles to explore such as Grow Easy Veg and Grow Houseplants.

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • Grow Easy Veg: Essential Know-how and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Grow Easy Veg: Essential Know-how and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

    1 in stock

    Discover how to grow it yourself! Growing your own vegetables is a rewarding venture that's both affordable and delicious, but a novice gardener might not know where to begin. This is your no-fuss guide to vegetable gardening.Do you want to learn how to start and sustain your own vegetable garden throughout the year? This vegetable gardening book for beginners will help you choose and care for more than 40 different varieties, all specially selected for successful growing. From vegetable garden must-haves to less-common crops like edamame beans, this is a one-stop guide to growing vegetables that are easy to grow! Discover detailed information on how to sow, plant, feed, water, protect and harvest your vegetables.You don't have to be a horticulture expert to get started, this indispensable reference book will take you through every single step! It includes: - Tips on how to care for more than 40 different vegetable varieties- Packed with practical, jargon-free know-how and simple gardening techniques- Easy-to-follow format to help grow your gardening knowledgeLet It Grow!Gorgeous, full-colour photography provides plenty of inspiration and ideas for your patch! Expert tips and step-by-step instructions on every page help make sure that you care for your vegetables in the right way in order for them to grow. Grow Easy Veg covers everything you need to know about growing herbs and vegetables, while expert tips help you troubleshoot as you go. It's the perfect book for first-time gardeners!Complete the Series:Make your green-fingered dreams a reality with the Grow series from DK. Learn how to brighten up even the trickiest areas in Grow Containers, or discover how to garden more sustainably in Grow Eco-Gardening. Alternatively, there are more titles to explore such as Grow Pruning & Training and Grow Houseplants.

    1 in stock

    £9.99

  • Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants

    1 in stock

    £17.09

  • Wild Your Garden: Create a sanctuary for nature

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Wild Your Garden: Create a sanctuary for nature

    1 in stock

    Turn your outdoor space into a sanctuary for nature and join the rewilding movement today!Introducing Wild Your Garden, a practical guide to rewilding your outdoor space, with advice, inspiration and step-by-step projects brought to you by Gardeners' World and Springwatch guests The Butterfly Brothers. We all have the potential to make the world a little greener, and Wild Your Garden shows you how to create a garden that can help boost local biodiversity. You don't need specialist knowledge or acres of land. If you have any outdoor space, you can make a difference to local wildlife, and reduce your carbon footprint, too! So what are you waiting for? Dive straight in to discover:-Practical illustrated step-by-step projects for all level of gardeners-Tips and advice to adjust to the principles of wild gardening -Inspiration for rewilding your garden space and encourage local biodiversity to thrive Whether you wish to transform a paved-over yard into a lush oasis, create refuges to welcome and support native species, or turn a high-maintenance lawn into a nectar-rich mini-meadow to attract bees and butterflies, this great gardening book has something for everyone to discover. The Butterfly Brothers are expert landscape gardeners specializing in wildlife-attracting projects of all sizes across the UK. Having worked closely with Chris Packham, Alan Titchmarsh and even Sir David Attenborough, they will show you how to easily support wildlife and reap all the benefits Mother Nature has to offer, no matter the shape and size of your garden. In fact, Alan Titchmark once said: "It's up to every single one of us to do our bit for wildlife, however small our gardens, and The Butterfly Brothers know just how that can be achieved."Did you know that the concept of rewilding is being increasingly seen as a viable tool in the fight against rising C02 emissions? So let's all work together to do our part for the planet! Whether it's plummeting pollinator numbers, building bird boxes or crafting a woodland wonderland, this gardening guide is jam-packed with top tips and tricks for wilding your garden and becoming one with nature!The ideal gardening gift for the nature lover in your life, those looking to take steps to reconnect with nature, or those who wish to protect local wildlife from the comfort of home!

    1 in stock

    £13.49

  • RHS Practical Cactus and Succulent Book: How to Choose, Nurture, and Display more than 200 Cacti and Succulents

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd RHS Practical Cactus and Succulent Book: How to Choose, Nurture, and Display more than 200 Cacti and Succulents

    1 in stock

    The Royal Horticultural Society's definitive guide to propagating, nurturing, and designing with more than 200 cacti and succulents. How can you encourage your bunny ear cactus to flower and flourish? What is the best method for propagating an echeveria or kalanchoe? What exactly are living stones, and where do they grow in the wild?RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is the ultimate reference book for cactus and succulent enthusiasts. An extensive illustrated plant directory profiles more than 200 succulent and cactus varieties, with instructions on how to grow each one. Show off your plants with inspirational display ideas and step-by-step projects. Follow simple propagation steps to increase your cacti and succulent collection for free. Keep your plants healthy with advice and tips for care and cultivation.Drawing on the unrivalled expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is everything a cactus-lover needs.

    1 in stock

    £15.29

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Shrubs: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Shrubs: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence

    1 in stock

    The new Kew guide to planting and cultivating shrubs features 12 easy and inspiring projects as well as detailed information on 50 of the most important specimens to grow, all accompanied by Kew's beautiful botanical illustrations.Shrubs are the perfect plant - they are low-maintenance, there is a variety for nearly every need and they are widely available. This guide is a perfect mix of practical and giftable gardening reference for the entry level enthusiast who wants to find out more about shrubs and wants to grow them successfully. Combining the authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with beautiful artworks and practical advice, this is a giftable hardback for enthusiasts and beginners. Packed with information and inspiration, it covers a range of plants as well as vital information on soil, light and maintenance. Every plant’s needs are revealed so readers can succeed with 50 specimens and 12 easy to follow projects.

    1 in stock

    £13.49

  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Perennials: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence

    Quarto Publishing PLC The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Perennials: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence

    1 in stock

    Perennials are amongst the most widely used garden staples. They are the largest group of garden plants and offer magnificent diversity for every location from sun to shade. This guide is a perfect mix of practical and giftable gardening reference for the entry level enthusiast who wants to find out more about perennials and wants to grow them successfully. Combining the authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with beautiful artworks and practical advice, this is a giftable hardback for enthusiasts and beginners. Packed with information and inspiration, it covers a range of plants as well as vital information on soil, light and maintenance. Every plant’s needs are revealed so readers can succeed with 50 specimens and 12 easy to follow projects.

    1 in stock

    £13.49

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