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The Greenhouse Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

The Greenhouse Expert is the must-have guide for anyone who owns or is considering buying a greenhouse or conservatory, with advice on:

Choosing the right greenhouse or conservatory.
What plants to keep and grow.
How to care for your plants.
Heating, insulation and watering.
Caring for your greenhouse or conservatory.
Greenhouse trouble-shooter.

Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The Flower Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

The Flower Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

Quite simply, the world's best-selling book on flowers. Inside you will find many hundreds of different examples of annuals, perennials, alpines and bulbs. The detailed information on each plant is illustrated with drawings to help with identification and photographs to show the flower in the garden. This A to Z of flowers is surrounded by chapters on buying flowers, plant care, increasing your stock etc. An international book enjoyed all round the world.

How to be a Gardener: Book Two

Alan Titchmarsh (Author)

How to be a Gardener Book Two available in long last in paperback is the hugely successful follow up to the fastest-selling gardening title of all time.

Having set out the basic principles of gardening in Book One, this second volume takes an in depth look at all areas of designing and planting your garden.

Alan's love of gardening and years of experience really come to the fore as he demonstrates how to create a garden to be proud of. Covering both design and plants, the chapters include boundaries and climbers, patios and containers, borders and perennials and water and wildlife gardens.

Released to coincide with How to be a Gardener Revisited, a reversioned series of HTBAG 1 & 2 featuring new footage with Alan Titchmarsh in January 2005.

With its perfect balance of practical advice and inspirational ideas, How to be a Gardener Book Two gets to the very heart of gardening and, together with How to be a Gardener Book One, provides a complete reference manual for any garden owner.

The Ten-Minute Gardener's Flower-Growing Diary

Val Bourne (Author)

·What are the key tasks for each month that the time-pressed flower gardener should do to ensure success?
·Which plants should you grow and which varieties will guarantee colour, interest and fragrance throughout the year?
·What are the most important things you need to know to keep your garden healthy, pest-free, bountiful and beautiful?
Pithy, practical and purposeful - for anyone who loves their plot but is forced to garden in snatched moments - this handy diary, together with its sister volumes The Ten-Minute Gardener's Fruit- Growing Diary and The Ten-Minute Gardener's Vegetable-Growing Diary, is full of tried-and-tested tips from a seasoned old hand, and is the perfect answer to a prayer.

The Container Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

The Container Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.

Containers are a basic part of the gardening scene, from the windowsills of small apartments to the terraces of millionaire mansions. In this book there are container suggestions for all types of situations - you will find tyres and troughs, hanging baskets and mini-ponds, flower pots and tubs, urns and bowls.

The bewildering range of containers is matched by the variety of plants which can be grown - alpines, annuals, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, bulbs and roses ... so many types of container, so many different types of plants, how do you choose and how do you produce a great display?

That is the job of this book - in the drawings, photographs and no-nonsense Expert-style information you will find all the answers.

Gardeners' World: Pests and Diseases

David Hurrion (Author)

You can pour your heart and soul into creating a beautiful garden for recreation and relaxation, only to have it ruined by a legion of bugs, weeds, diseases and mould. Using this handy compact guide from the team at Britain's best-selling gardening magazine, you can finally fight back - from initial prevention and protection for your plants and lawn, to spotting the early warning signs and knowing how best to act to save your garden from decay.

Using easy step-by-step guides and helpful tips from the experts at Gardeners' World, you can identify advanced problems and recognize the beginnings of a rot, and can learn the most efficient and eco-friendly ways of dealing with many of the issues that can plague a seemingly healthy plot. From coping with insect invasions and persistent weeds to halting widespread viruses and nurturing sickly plants, Gardeners' World: Pests and Diseases can help you to identify and understand problems, and give you the upper hand in the battle to protect your garden.

How To Be The Perfect Housewife

Anthea Turner (Author)

Your home should be somewhere you look forward to spending time. It should be a haven from the stresses of the world. You should be proud to have your friends round for dinner and they should leave impressed by your comfortable, clean, homely home.

Nowadays, we don't all have the time or energy to make the most of our homes. But with a little help from Anthea Turner, the queen of clean, you too can have a beautiful, clean and comfortable home to be truly proud of. With tips on everything from decluttering to dry cleaning, storage solutions to spring cleaning, dinner parties to brunches, this is an indispensable home management guide. There are simple lessons on each aspect of home making from cleaning to ironing to washing to tidying as well as top tips on entertaining. You wil learn to entertain in style, with little effort and cost.

Whether you're a housewife, or a young professional or student just setting up home, the Perfect Housewife has helpful hints to get you organised. You can save time and energy and turn your house into a home with Anthea Turner!

Little Book Of Big Ideas

The Eden Project Ltd (Author) , Alan Clarke (Illustrator)

The Eden Project is all about quality of life. About understanding our world better and the part we play in it. Whatever our political persuasion and whatever the cause if it, all people agree that our wasteful world has to change. And each one of us has the power to make a difference. The Little Book of Big Ideas is full of food for thought ...
*The 'Diesel Tree' from the Amazon can yield 220 litres of diesel-like oil a day, enough for 5 cars.
*Soybeans can be made into biodegradable plastic that breaks down in only 10-14 days.
*Woad, once used by Ancient Britons to paint themselves blue, is now used in computer printer inks.
*The energy produced from recycling one glass bottle can power your TV for a whole evening.
Think about it...

The Complete Garden Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

An all-in-one gardening book by the world’s best-selling gardening author. In its 256 pages the beginner can find the answers to all those questions and problems which crop up. For experienced gardeners it is an invaluable source book to those areas where they may lack information or experience.

·Find out about garden styles and the secrets of good design
·Learn about your plants
·Check effects of the weather on your garden
·Learn how to identify and improve your soil
·Choose the best flowers for borders, bedding and containers
·Learn about all the essential tasks for the gardener
·Plan the planting, growing and picking of vegetables
·Find out how to choose the right tools
·Learn how to pick the right trees and shrubs for your garden
·Put a name to plant troubles and weeds plus the up-to-date way to control them
·Find the best way to look after fruit trees
·Care for and prune roses
·Learn about all the features in your garden
·Keep your lawn in the best condition
·Pick the right greenhouse for your needs
·And much, much more

The Complete Garden Expert is the latest addition to the world’s best-selling garden book series. It is packed with full-colour photographs, practical diagrams and Expert-style copy to provide a unique guide to every part of the garden.

The Home Plans Book

David Snell (Author) , Murray Armor (Author)

Everyone carries a picture of their ideal home in their mind. DREAM HOME PLANS provides the source of advice, information and design ideas for making this dream a reality. This completely revised edition of the original bestseller PLANS FOR A DREAM HOME contains over 300 absolutely new plans - from large 4-6 bedroom houses and houses with granny flats to small cottages and bungalows. They all reflect the traditional and regional styles that are now returning to the housing scene. The ideal companion to BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME, DREAM HOME PLANS is the plans sourcebook for anyone contemplating a self-build project.

The New Home Plans Book

David Snell (Author) , Murray Armor (Author)

All aspiring builders have their own ideas when it comes to designing their dream home. This book offers the key to realising your dreams. Packed with advice, information and over 350 breathtaking and innovative plans, this fully revised and updated version of The Home Plans Book will help you to incorporate your own ideas to create a perfect home. Taken from a wide cross-section of the major companies within the self-build industry, The New Home Plans Book gathers together all the very best plans and divides them into fourteen main categories for easy reference. Above all, this book is a great source of ideas, so whether you are considering building a cottage or a bungalow, a house with a granny flat or a mansion on a sloping site, The New Home Plans Book seeks to guide you through the choices and help you to select the right plan for your lifestyle and site.

The Angel Tree

Alex Dingwall-Main (Author)

As readers of The Luberon Garden will know, Alex Dingwall-Main has come across some very odd garden desires in his time. But none so odd as the Frenchman who asked Alex to find him the oldest olive tree in existence and fetch it to the South of France to take pride of place in his exquisite garden.

This charming, witty and evocative piece of horticultural travel writing takes us from the olive groves of Provence, to the hillsides of Greece, from farms in Spain, to a back yard in Italy. Along the way our intrepid garden designer meets a tree that is 3,000 years old; a farmer who won't sell his tree unless he can sell the 2,000 acre farm that surrounds it; an olive tree that saved a marriage and a village that believes a drop of rain touched by the leaves of the ancient 'Angel Olive' will cure anything.

A wonderfully lyrical book with an extraordinary mission.

A Year at Kew

Rupert Smith (Author)

Following the success of the hardback, this paperback edition of A Year At Kew is published to coincide with a new 12-part series which returns to follow another year in the life of Kew Garden.

The first series attracted average audiences of over 3 million viewers and the hardback book sold over 40,000 copies.

Kew Garden has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranking it alongside Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal. It receives over a million visitors a year and has been voted the UKs favourite garden.

Beautifully illustrated and with extensive behind-the-scenes access, A Year At Kew captures the passion and commitment that goes into the garden and offers a unique look at this much-loved institution.

Featuring a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh, himself a former student at Kew.

The Lawn Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

Get - and keep - the lawn of your dreams. The lawn is an important part of a well-planned garden, one which is 'on show' at all times. If your patch of grass doesn't measure up then The Lawn Expert is here to help, with advice on:

How to mow, dress and feed your lawn.
Dealing with pests and weeds.
How to repair your lawn.
Renovation of neglected lawns.
Growing lawns from seed.
How to lay turf.
Meadows, wildflower meadows and non-grass lawns.

Reliable, easy-to-follow advice and information from EXPERT books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The Green Garden Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

The first Garden Expert was published 50 years ago and has taught generations how to garden.It has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 27 languages.It is the world's best-selling introduction to gardening.

But the world has changed and so has gardening.We still need to know the basic facts, but there are also new varieties and new techniques such as no-digging and no-weeding.Also we are much more conscious of the environment - safety, pollution, the birds and butterflies and the other wildlife which come into our garden, etc.

The Green Garden Expert sets out what you need to know in order to look after your garden.It also shows you how to care for wildlife, the environment and your own well-being.Whether you decide upon a completely organic approach or prefer to take just a few steps along the environmentally-friendly road, The Green Garden Expert explains the options.It shows you how to choose the right plants for the right place, and how to plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers. It shows you how to tackle weeds, pests and other problems, how to attract and identify birds and butterflies, and also how to avoid becoming one of the 400,000 garden casualties which occur every year.

"It's not only for organic gardeners - it is for everyone who wants an up-to-date general gardening guide with the environment in mind.There is information on safety as well as sowing, on birds and butterflies as well as beans" - Dr Hessayon

The Expert Vegetable Notebook

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

Growing your own food has become one of the nation's most popular pastimes - in 2008 sales of vegetable seeds exceeded sales of flower seeds for the first time.The Vegetable & Herb Expert is the UK's best-selling gardening book and has been for the last decade.But how do you remember what happened when next year's growing season comes round?

The Vegetable Notebook is the ideal companion to the world's best-selling grow-your-own book.It begins by helping you choose and care for your plants, and ends by providing a permanent record of your growing year.With sections for the gardener to fill in showing varieties grown, when they were planted and what happened (and how it tasted), it's just the thing to turn to when you need to start afresh next year.
The Vegetable Jotter and its sister the Plotter dominated the vegetable book world in the 1970s and early 1980s - more than 2.5 million were sold.Now completely updated with the latest seed lists and pest control measures, The Vegetable Notebook is the must-have companion to the world's most trusted grow-your-own guide.

Classic Roses

Peter Beales (Author)

Updated, enlarged and re-illustrated, with more than 600 new colour photographs, Classic Roses is an authoritative history and the essential manual for all rose growers and rose lovers. It identifies and describes all the species, cultivars and varieties that have stood the test of time, including the ancient Chinese teas, the York and Lancaster roses, the Provence and Bourbon roses, and the humble and hardy rugosas.

This definitive work is a grower's guide to the buying, propagation, feeding and pruning of old roses and importat hybrids, shrub roses and climbers. Special contributions from US rose experts include: William Grant on the phenomenon of rose-rustling in California and the southern states of America; Malcolm M. Manners on mosaic virus; and Malcolm Lowe on North American pests.

Succession Planting for Adventurous Gardeners

Christopher Lloyd (Author)

Following the success of Colour for Adventurous Gardeners, the most adventurous gardener of all time is back to reveal how he plans, creates and maintains his celebrated borders.

Most gardeners want their borders to be interesting and colourful over a long season, even year-round if winters are not too severe. Christopher Lloyd OBE shows how he and Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, choose and orchestrate plants for maximum effect.

Having covered the principles of succession planting, Lloyd explores the ingredients from anchor plants and permanent perennials to drop-in plants and self-sowers - necessary to ensure continually lively borders.

The master of his craft reveals the secrets of keeping every inch of border working hard so that planting schemes are created and maintained in brilliant succession.

With superb photographs by Jonathan Buckley, this book will inspire as well as instruct those passionate about their garden.

The New Vegetable & Herb Expert

Dr D G Hessayon (Author)

Only a NEW VEGETABLE & HERB EXPERT could improve on the Vegetable & Herb Expert - Britain's best-selling guide to grow-your-own. Now updated and enlarged with more information, this new edition includes:

· Standard Vegetables - from artichokes to turnips with details of up-to-date varieties;
· Novelty Varieties - a new feature: white beetroots, black tomatoes, round cucumbers, purple potatoes...;
· Salad Leaves - grow-your-own baby leaves from cut-and-come-again vegetables;
· Non-standard Vegetables - plants not available at the supermarket: cardoons, celtuce, tomatillos, brukale…;
· Grafted Vegetables - an exciting advance offering built-in root disease resistance;
· Oriental Vegetables - how to grow exotic greens and roots you've never seen before;
· Baby Vegetables – naturally dwark varieties such as pencil-thin leeks and finger-long corn;
· Herbs - from basil to thyme.

The Curious Gardener's Almanac

Niall Edworthy (Author)

The Curious Gardener's Almanac contains over 1000 entries of remarkable information about flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees, herbs, insects, birds, water, soil, tools, composts, climate, recipes, gardens and gardeners, myths, superstitions, biodynamics..In short it is a collection as profuse and variegated as gardening itself. Woven into this wealth of knowledge are famous quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, and words of rural wisdom. The spirit and focus of the Almanac is British but the wider picture is international as so much of our gardens originated from overseas.
Dry or dull information has no place in the almanac and its presentation is as appealing as the content.

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