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Specialist Series: The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist
The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist goes back to basics, first describing what bamboos, grasses and palms are and detailing their many uses. It then moves on to cover buying tips, planting information, cultivation, propagation and displays – whether readers want to create a Japanese-style bamboo garden or make a simple focal point out of ornamental grasses in a terracotta pot. Invaluable A–Z lists of the most useful and easily grown plants are also included. Packed with invaluable informatio
Step by Step Practical Guide: Paths, Steps and Patios For The Garden
Building a path, a flight of steps or a patio can dramatically alter the design and visual impact of your garden. A path winding out of sight behind a hedge invites exploration and imparts an air of mystery while steps suggest other areas of the garden to be explored. Although such structures have a clear function, it is vital that they are also visually pleasing. With this in mind Paths, Steps and Patios presents 16 original projects, ranging from a simple natural stone patio to a decorative Vi
Unusual, creative and amazing plots are shown in all their abundant glory, accompanied by beautiful colour photography. Gardener's Question Time panelist, Matthew Biggs provides the story behind the achievements on each allotment from the Incredible Edible Roundabout to prize-winning roses and giant pumpkins.
Allotment Source Book
Allotments are enjoying renewed popularity as more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables. However setting-up and maintaining a plot can seem daunting, particularly for the inexperienced vegetable grower. Here Caroline Foley provides a complete reference for everything to do with managing an allotment, from soil and plot organisation to propagation and pruning. Caroline includes a wealth of information on vegetable, fruit and he
Bird Boxes and Feeders
An invaluable collection of projects for woodworkers and bird lovers, this book also gives advice on the nesting and feeding habits of garden birds and how to attract them.
Choosing and Using Climbing Plants
Climbing plants are among the most versatile plants in the garden, but they are often overlooked as gardeners are unaware of where they might be used. This book is a practical guide to choosing and using climbers, with details of how to plant, train, support and care for them, and how to select the right plants for different soils and situations. There are chapters on designing with climbers, with suggestions on how to change a garden’s appearance with colour or how to create a particular atmosp
Here are over 100 varieties of clematis presented in words and pictures, including both large and small flowering varieties, climbing clematis and upright-growing types. Useful suggestions as to which varieties are good to grow against a trellis or doorway, as a climber in trees and bushes, in a flowerbed or even as ground cover will help you to choose which clematis is right for your garden.
There is also an exciting historical overview of the clematis and plenty of advice cov
In an age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, Companion Planting is the ideal guide to working with nature, to produce healthy and bountiful crops.
There is something fascinating about companion planting – it is immensely enjoyable to be able to outwit one’s enemies with simple, tried-andtested methods. More and more gardeners are recognising the good sense of working with nature instead of trying to club it into submission.
It is becoming increasingly popular to enhance the garden and to create the idea of an ‘outdoor room’. Using topiary is a way of enlivening the garden with living ornaments, whether in a large or small garden, on a patio or terrace, or even a balcony or window ledge. Container gardening is an ever-popular subject and this exciting new book shows you how to combine the two to create stunning topiary in containers. Topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric designs, has traditiona
Decorate Your Home with Colour
Everything you need to know about choosing and using colours in the home - on floors, walls, furniture and soft furnishings. Includes step-by-step projects throughout, from painting floors and creating feature walls to paint effects as well as plenty of useful hints and tips.
Rosemarie Jarski, known for her many books highlighting the wit of the ages, offers up the perfect how-to guide, illuminating the darkest corner of the household with all those things our mothers never taught us. Domestic Bliss is Rosemarie’s own unique and characteristically witty handbook that fills the gap left by the generation before us. The essential skills of how to keep your house from falling down around your ears are not taught in school, and our parents were so busy earni
Easy to Concrete Projects for Home and Garden
In this delightful book Malena Skote demonstrates how to create stunning and long-lasting decorative objects using concrete. The inventive text has clear instructions and covers everything you need to know, including how to create and use moulds in silicon, wood and metal, how to use different types of concrete and how to work with different shapes. Malena also gives top tips for creating the perfect finish by adding decorative details to personalise y
Eco Kids, Self Suffiency Handbook
"Everyone is interested in being more self-sufficient these days, and why should kids miss out on the fun? This timely book cleverly marries the themes of play and creativity with eco-awareness, and the results are spectacular. From building wind turbines, creating light and making fire to growing vegetables, collecting water and cooking outdoors, this book will really encourage kids to switch off their TVs and computers and get outdoors. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions
Decorating and designing with mosaics has been popular for centuries. Mosaic is incredibly versatile and a whole range of effects can be achieved using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirror or granite tiles. This stunning book explores the use of mosaic through 19 beautiful step-by-step projects for the garden. Adorned pots, garden figurines and ornaments, a bird bath and table, wall panels and more elaborate projects such as wall panels and stepping stones are just some of the projects featur
Garden Plants of the World
Designed to aid the identification of 4,250 cultivated trees, shrubs and climbers from around the world, this comprehensive guide will appeal to any home gardener, nurseryman, professional botanic garden officer or amateur plant enthusiast.
Grasses and Bamboos
This is a thoroughly practical book packed with step-by-step projects, planting plans, tips, lists and box features so that the information is easily accessible. Starting with the basics of what grasses and bamboos are and moving on to detail planting information, buying tips, cultivation, propagation and how to display them, this is both a helpful reference book and an inspirational read.
Packed with user-friendly information on all aspects of growing vegetables, fruit and herbs organically from how and when to sow to dealing with pests and diseases through to harvesting.
Grow Your Own Winter Food
A good diet incorporating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is a must if you want to stay fit and healthy and keep the bugs at bay during the cold winter months. Growing your own winter food is just one way of ensuring you get the freshest, tastiest produce packed with goodness straight from the garden to the kitchen table. This easy-to-follow self-sufficiency book shows you how to grow your own fruit and vegetables for winter use and includes facts on each fruit, vegetable or herb as well
Growing Food in Small Gardens
More than ever, organic food is becoming a desirable option for those who are concerned about the safety of their food. A growing consumer awareness of chemically enhanced produce means that more people are turning to growing their own, however small their gardens.
Growing Food in Small Gardens is the definitive book on growing organic fruit and vegetables in small urban spaces, including rooftops, patios and balconies. It provides the basics of planning your garden, w
Handy Hints for Gardeners
This practical book is full of time saving and cost-cutting ideas on how to get the most from your garden, including tips on pruning, eliminating pests and selecting garden plants. Essential tips and useful advice will help anyone become a successful gardener.
Written by a qualified Building Control Officer, Home Extensions provides expert advice on extending your property. Starting with the early planning stages, this book guides you through each step of the extension, from initial drawings to final coat of paint.
Expert tips offer advice on how to plan and supervise an extension project, including how to deal with builders and architects and building regulations to abide by. Providing clear, concise and up-to-date information, Home Extens
Home Improvement: Converting to an Eco friendly Home
This is an informative book on how to makes changes to your home to make it both healthier and more sustainable. From harvesting rainwater and harnessing the sunlight to introducing environmentally friendly materials and products, this book provides practical and concise advice.
Home Improvement: Home Alterations and Repairs
An essential guide for anyone carrying out alterations and repairs to their home, from minor but necessary repairs to full-scale structural changes. This book guides the reader through all the stages, from planning and the law to dealing with builders and other contractors. Whether you plan to do the work yourself or subcontract it out, this book is packed with expert advice to provide you with everything you need to know.
Home Improvement: Home Conversions
A highly informative, easy-access book, which provides clear advice on how to plan and supervise a loft, basement or garage conversion. This book guides the reader through all the stages - including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors, right through to decorating. Whether you plan to do the work yourself or subcontract it out, this book is packed with expert advice to provide you with everything you need to know.
Home Improvement: Home Electrics
A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide which provides all the information you need for confident electrical DIY, from tools, techniques and electrical solutions to good standard working practices, and tips for dealing with professional electricians. Whether you plan to do the work yourself or subcontract it out, this book is packed with expert advice to provide you with everything you need to know.