Gardening

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  • 50 Ways To Outsmart A Squirrel and Other Garden Pests

    £12.99

    50 Ways To Outsmart A Squirrel and Other Garden Pests

    From the green-thumbed optimist who views their garden as a calming getaway to those that see backyard life as more of a struggle against weeds and pests, almost all gardeners will meet a creature or two who will drive them to despair. Plenty of gardeners are ready to swear off nasty chemical deterrents and bloodthirsty solutions. But how can you save your squash and uphold your hostas at the same time? This book serves up a smorgasbord of eco-friendly ideas and solutions. They’re legal, humane and – best of all – effective. Cut through the old wives tales, save your salt for seasoning, and discover gold-standard, sustainable planting solutions and crop-saving tips from gardeners who know exactly how you feel.

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    £12.99
  • A GARDEN FROM A HUNDRED PACKETS OF SEED

    £12.99

    A GARDEN FROM A HUNDRED PACKETS OF SEED

    In this light-hearted book, poet and gardener James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. ‘It seemed a simple and interesting idea: what plants would you choose if starting a garden from scratch?’

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    £12.99
  • Gardening For Bumblebees

    £16.99

    Gardening For Bumblebees

    There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever. ‘Gardening for Bumblebees’ shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive.

    £16.99
  • Grow Easy

    £20.00

    Grow Easy

    A new generation of gardeners are hungry for the know-how to transform their balconies, front steps and back gardens into spaces to grow edibles. Anna Greenland, rising star of the organic grow-your-own scene, offers the jargon- free information, inspiration and confidence you need to get growing from scratch with absolutely no prior knowledge.

    £20.00
  • Grow Green

    £8.99

    Grow Green

    Advice, tips and recipes to show you how to garden more organically

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    £8.99
  • How To Garden

    £20.00

    How To Garden

    Tempted to have a go at gardening? Keen to grow your own veg or tame an out-of-control border? This no-nonsense practical manual, packed with clear advice and photos on the essentials, shows you where to start and how to progress. Beginning with inspirational ideas to help you plan your plot, this book walks you through each stage of your chosen garden project. Clear guidance helps you select which plants will work in the space you have and step-by-step photography demystifies caring for plants such as perennials, bulbs, climbers, shrubs, and edibles. Easy-to-follow advice makes mastering basic techniques and troubleshooting common garden problems simple.

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    £20.00
  • No Fear Gardening

    £16.99

    No Fear Gardening

    Gardens are considered good for mind, body, and soul. Pruning and planting and watering and weeding can help us to relax and focus and are a wonderful way to spend more time in the great outdoors. Yet just the thought of reaching for shears or a spade can strike fear into even the bravest of hearts, meaning we rarely make the most of our backyard Edens. This handbook is aimed at all budding gardeners and anyone who might be missing out simply because they don’t know how and where to start. Here, Charlie has condensed a wealth of gardening known-how into easy-to-follow and practical tips.

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    £16.99
  • Paradise and Plenty

    £30.00

    Paradise and Plenty

    Behind the scenes at the Rothschild family’s hitherto private family garden, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire

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    £30.00
  • RHS How to Grow Plants from Seeds

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    RHS How to Grow Plants from Seeds

    There’s no need to rely on the professionals to raise seedlings for you: seeds are not only cheap to buy and environmentally friendly but, if you follow a few basic rules, they’re also fantastically rewarding, not least because a single packet will usually leave you with plenty of spares to swap with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, if you want to nurture an impressive cutting garden or aim to have a bounteous harvest of fruit and vegetables, here’s what you need to know, presented in a straightforward and accessible way.

    £12.99
  • RHS Plants from Pips

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    RHS Plants from Pips

    RHS Plants from Pips is an easy and fun introduction to gardening for adults and children alike, showing the reader how to grow plants from pips, seeds, and stones that are usually thrown away in kitchen waste to create a kitchen garden of their own.

    £12.99
  • Seed To Dust

    £14.99

    Seed To Dust

    Marc Hamer has designed and nurtured 12 acres of garden for over two decades. It is rarely visited so he is the only person who fully knows its secrets; but it is not his own. His relationship with the garden’s owner is both distant and curiously intimate, steeped in the mysterious connection which exists between two people who inhabit the same space in very different ways. In this life-enhancing book Marc takes us month-by-month through his experiences both working in the garden and outside it, as the seasons’ changes bring new plants and wildlife to the fore and lead him to reflect on his past and future. Through his peaceful and meditative prose we learn about gardening folklore and wisdom, the joys of manual labour, his path from solitary homelessness to family contentment and the cycle of growth and decay that runs through both the garden’s life and our own.

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    £14.99
  • Sitting in the Shade

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    Sitting in the Shade

    For more than 45 years, Hugh Johnson has written Trad’s Diary, delighting in recording his observations of his own garden, as well as many others, and of the wider natural world. Free to turn his attention to whatever is happening in that season, or simply something that piques his interest, his subjects are as diverse as the sounds of water, forest walks, the names of roses, the taste for shade he shares with Handel, the colours of autumn, the smell of rain, the private garden discovered within Beijing’s Forbidden City or the first crocuses of spring. Month by month, Hugh shares with the reader through his easy, evocative writing an eclectic mix of thoughtful, topical and whimsical insights that will delight not only gardeners but anyone with an interest in nature in all its costumes.

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    £17.99
  • The Eighth Wonder of the World

    £30.00

    The Eighth Wonder of the World

    The history of Hampshire’s renowned Exbury Gardens and the extraordinary achievement of Lionel de Rothschild in creating them. This book celebrates Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942) and his vision in creating Exbury Gardens, a two-hundred-acre woodland garden in Hampshire, and all those who have worked to realize its beauty. Ten chapters tell the story of the prominent Rothschild family and their horticulture project at Exbury, detailing Lionel’s life, the intrepid plant hunters he sponsored, and the influence the plants had on gardens in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Richly illustrated with more than two hundred images, many published for the first time, The Eighth Wonder of the World chronicles the life of Exbury itself from before the arrival of the Rothschilds, into the war years, and beyond. The book places Exbury at the center of the development of private and public gardens?above all for rhododendrons?in the

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    £30.00
  • The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2021

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    The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2021

    Published annually in spring, ‘The Garden Visitor’s Handbook’ lists 3,700 gardens open for visiting. It is packed with full-colour photographs and informed comment. Fully updated and supported by an online database, it is now easier to use than ever. Look out for sensory gardens, those offering accommodation and delicious treats, and learn how to create your own patch. Find a garden to visit near you and support the NGS’s vital charity work.

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    £14.99
  • The Joy of Mowing the Lawn

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    The Joy of Mowing the Lawn

    Getting outside, our hands in the earth, watching plants tentatively bud then burst into bloom: gardening is a magical pastime with all the ingredients for radically enhancing our wellbeing. Yet it’s not always easy for us to tap into this – when it is rainy and grey, or we are faced with a mundane task such as mowing the lawn, we can lose sight of the joy of gardening, simply going through the motions to get the job done. This book shows you how to find joy in every moment, and every detail, of gardening, and how to reap the wellbeing benefits this hobby offers.

    £14.99
  • The Kew Gardener’s Guide To Growing Roses

    £12.99

    The Kew Gardener’s Guide To Growing Roses

    Kew Gardens’ beautiful, practical and contemporary guide to rose-growing for all gardeners.
     

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    £12.99