New and forthcoming
Take a journey around our farms and into our cottages, bakery and kitchen.
Learn how to tie the perfect seasonal bunch of flowers and where to find the best antiques in the Cotswolds.
Whip up the perfect summer picnic dish and discover how to pack the perfect hamper.
Plant a window box or a garden which will provide you with food and joy year-round, and use the fruit and vegetables from it in chutneys and preserves.
Educate yourself about the importance of soil, biodiversity and bees.
Welcome to the Daylesford way of life.
A punnet of plums from your tree, a handful of gooseberries; home-grown nuts and herbs, and a few freshly lain eggs from your hens – all enjoyed in your own small plot. What could be more satisfying?
The Garden Farmer is an evocative journal and monthly guide to getting the most out of your garden throughout the year. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for inspiration, or just starting out and wanting to rediscover and reclaim your patch of earth, Sunday Telegraph garden-columnist Francine Raymond lays the groundwork for a bountiful year of garden farming.
Maybe you would like to get outside more, grow a few essential vegetables, some fruit trees or bushes for preserving, and create a scented kitchen garden to provide for you year round. Or perhaps you will raise a small flock of ducks or geese, or even a couple of pigs? Could this be the year you decorate your home with nature’s adornments, encourage wildlife back to pollinate your trees and plants, and spend celebratory hours in a haven of your own creation?
Each chapter of The Garden Farmer offers insight into the topics and projects you might be contemplating that month, along with planting notes and timely advice, and a recipe that honours the fruits of your labour. With just a little effort and planning, every garden can be tended in tune with nature, and every gardener can enjoy a host of seasonal delights from their own soil.
The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been reading
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today.
It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.
A wonderful, practical and comprehensive household how-to from national treasure, Mary Berry.
"This book is a collection of what I've learnt about running a home over the years, along with all the helpful hints that friends and family have imparted to me. It's about helping you with life - not creating more work, or telling you what you should do. These are my tips, gleaned from years of practical experience, and I hope it will be a helping hand." - Mary Berry
Mary Berry is well-known as the undisputed Queen of Baking; but until now, Mary has never shared her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and liveable. With personal anecdotes from Mary's decades of experience caring for her home, this is the book that will help you to achieve home happiness.
Easy-to-use, practical and beautifully illustrated, Household Tips and Tricks covers everything from setting a formal table to organising your medicine cabinet; from polishing your silver to the perfect, no-fuss way to clean the loo. With secrets from Mary for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive book is the only one you will need to help to turn any house into a home.
Have you ever wondered why the moon is sometimes blue?
The New Almanac revives the tradition of the rural almanac for those who want to connect with the seasons through gardening, eating seasonally, moon-gazing, foraging, celebrating feast days and picking seasonal flowers. It brings you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year.
For each of the 12 months, award-winning gardener and food writer Lia Leendertz shares her practical guidance for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays, as well as stories about each month’s unique nature and folklore, and charts relevant to each month.
Keep track of the phenomena of the universe with tables familiar to almanacs of the past: significant dates; phases of the moon; sunrise and sunset times; king tides; equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days; food in season; a forager’s guide; meteor showers, visible planets and lunar eclipses; festivities (Samhain, Wassailing, Divali, Midsummer) and more.
Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients and relating to each month’s festivity: cider cake for wassailing in January; blood orange tart in February; potato kugel gratin for Passover in April; Beltane wine for May Day; sticky cinnamon figs in September; and soul cakes at Hallowe’en.
Filled with wonder, The New Almanac is a highly practical, historical and contemplative book to be enjoyed all year long, and it will have you looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.
Loved all over in the form of sweet potato fries, roasted whole with yummy toppings, and even baked in brownies, this cheap, nutritious and accessible root veg adds a nutty sweetness to any recipe – perfect for a comforting side dish but also amazing as the star of the show, and this cookbook puts sweet potato in the spotlight!
From Sweet potato pancakes and Savoury sweet potato and parmesan muffins, to, Spiralized sweet potato pasta, Sweet potato enchiladas, and even Sweet potato and hazelnut brownies, you’ll find tasty and creative brunches, lunches, salads, suppers and desserts to suit all tastes.
As well as tasting delicious, sweet potatoes are a powerful package of protein, fibre and vitamins. So make sure you indulge in some guilt-free carb cooking, and discover the potential of this versatile veg with The Sweet Potato Cookbook – the perfect way to sweeten your day.
In the depths of the Cotswolds, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, lies one of the most beautiful tree gardens in the world. Known as Westonbirt Arboretum. Here you can find around 15,000 trees, each one lovingly labelled. They offer the perfect, picturesque setting for escaping from the pressures of everyday life.
Now, for the first time, 100 of the most popular British trees form the basis of this beautiful pocket guide. Illustrated with artwork depicting the tree and leaf, this covetable little book will educate and entertain with wonderfully concise text by one of the world’s leading tree experts from the Arboretum.
Pop this book in your pocket for a great day out spotting some of the most celebrated features of our landscape!
Fusing conceptual architectural design with the beauty of the natural landscape, twice Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners and stars of BBC's Garden Rescue Harry and David Rich are here to show you how you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful Eden, no matter what plot you have.
As the youngest ever gold-medal winners for a main show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and co-stars of BBC's Garden Rescue , Harry and David Rich blend their unique sense of conceptual design with the beauty of the natural landscape to create stunning garden designs that awe and inspire.
In Love Your Plot Harry and David are setting out to help you transform your outdoor space into an inspiration green haven by making nature work for you. Fusing different outdoor elements, such as coastal and woodland landscapes, alongside key design principles, they will show you how to create a modern, practical and visually stunning outdoor space.
Complete with practical tips, unique sketches and designs, planting suggestions and stunning full-colour visuals, Harry and David’s book will have you reaching for the spade and wellies in no time at all to create your own Eden, no matter what plot you’ve got.
'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times
'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade
'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things'
Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it.
In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love - that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.
The essential guide to the simple art of growing stuff.
Feeling green-fingered but not sure where to start? This book is for you. Growing stuff - herbs, veg, salad, flowers and plants - is fun and pretty easy. You just need some practical knowledge - all in this book - and a bit of space - a window ledge, pot or plot of soil.
Then, have fun growing: basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, chillies, courgettes, rocket, tomatoes, geraniums, pansies, lavender, osteospurmum, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, tulips, succulents, aloe vera, money plants, maidenhair ferns and oxalis.
If you have no outside space at all, you can grow everything here inside too...
Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets?
The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand.
In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.
Love plants, but short on outdoor space? Or feeling inspired by striking terrariums and succulent gardens? Keen to create a unique home brimming with greenery? Then this is the book for you.
With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring The Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.
This informative volume traces the extraordinary evolution over more than two centuries of Kew's historic landscape, which began with two private royal gardens and expanded through the work of some of our most distinguished garden designers and architects, resulting in an important range of listed buildings of which thirty-nine have survived. These, together with the latest additions to Kew's architectural heritage, are extensively illustrated and described. As much part of this fascinating landscape are the principal figures in Kew's history - among them Queen Caroline, her son Frederick Prince of Wales, his wife Princess Augusta, and George III; Sir Joseph Banks, who organized the first worldwide plant-collecting expeditions; Sir William Hooker and his son, Sir Joseph, who laid the foundations of the present Botanic Gardens; and successive directors who formulated policy and enabled improvements.
Kew also played a pivotal role in the development of the British Empire's natural resources, the introduction of commercial crops to the colonies and the compilation of colonial floras. Its collaboration with overseas botanical gardens, alongside its establishment as an international scientific institution are equally crucial and examined in detail. Whilst previous accounts of Kew have relied almost entirely on printed sources, the present volume makes extensive use of archives which support modern Kew's primary objective: "the better management of the Earth's environment by increasing knowledge and understanding of the plant kingdom".
An exuberant tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers and rugged outdoor types everywhere
Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on:
- Choosing, buying and planting
- How to prune
- Feeding, mulching and training your plants
- Picking the right plant for ground cover, borders and hedges
- What plants where - including new and exotic varieties
- Tress, shrubs and climbers for containers
- Coping with pests and diseases
Reliable, easy to follow advice and information from Expert Books - the world's best-selling gardening series.
More than 65 new varieties!
Roses are some of the most popular plants in the garden. Whether you plant them for colour, bloom or fragrance, The Rose Expert gives you all you need to know to get the most from your roses, with information on:
Different types available.
Choosing and buying.
How and where to plant.
How to mulch, train and feed.
Dealing with pests and diseases.
Growing roses as a hobby.
Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.