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The best DIY and gardening books

From Monty Don to Ikea hacks, we’ve rounded up a brilliant range of books for handy and green-fingered readers.

Rachel Deeley
Clockwise from top left: a pale pink watering can spouting water, against a purple background; a trowel sticking out of a mound of soil on a bright green background; a hammer and nail against an orange background; a saw and plank of wood against a dark blue background.
Photography: Stuart Simpson/Penguin

There are few things more satisfying than whiling away a sunny afternoon tending to flowerbeds, or getting around to the home improvement project that's been occupying your to-do list for months.

Whether you're a DIY aficionado, a green-fingered enthusiast or a little nervous about picking up a hammer or trowel, we've found the best home and garden books for you.

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