Joy Larkcom - Creative Vegetable Gardening - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback £18.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781784725792
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

Creative Vegetable Gardening

By Joy Larkcom

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

A new edition of the classic guide to creating stunning decorative effects in the vegetable garden, where edible plants combine with flowers and foliage to create a beautiful outdoor space.

Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity.

Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.

Biographical Notes

Joy Larkcom has been growing and writing about vegetables for more than thirty years and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field. Her work has been deeply influenced by travels in Europe, China, Japan, the USA and Canada, continually searching for new edible plants and cultivation techniques. With the help of her husband, Don Pollard, this has led to the introduction of many exciting salad plants and oriental vegetables.

Joy's eloquent and humorous style of writing has done much to popularise vegetable growing. Over the past ten years she has concentrated on the potager concept, making the kitchen plot a beautiful feature in itself. She created four small potagers in the experimental organic market garden she and her husband ran for many years in Suffolk, before moving to Southern Ireland, where a fan-shaped potager is now being made on a windswept slope.

Joy is well-known as an author, journalist and lecturer, and has taken part in many radio and television broadcasts. Her other books include Oriental Vegetables, Salads for Small Gardens, The Organic Salad Garden, Grow Your Own Vegetables and her recently published autobiography, Just Vegetating. Joy has won the Garden Writer of the Year award three times and in 1993 was awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. In 2003 she was presented with the Garden Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781784723781
  • Publication date: 09 Mar 2017
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble

Cassell

Back to Amy

Charles Moriarty
Authors:
Charles Moriarty
Mitchell Beazley

Whiskey America

Dominic Roskrow
Authors:
Dominic Roskrow

What can we expect from the best whiskey producers in America today? Whiskey America showcases some of the most exciting new styles of whiskey and why they are so special. With fascinating interviews with some of the leading characters in the recent distilling revolution, this absorbing book relates the stories of how successful lawyers, doctors and city slickers made the life-changing decision to turn their backs on conventional careers to pursue the 'good life' of making spirits in the most far-flung outreaches of America. And thank goodness they did, because this new generation of distillers not only customized conventional whiskey styles but also invented new ones never seen before. Whiskey America investigates how best to enjoy the new whiskies - in cocktails, with food, mixed or straight - and looks forward to where these exciting American spirits are going next.

Mitchell Beazley

The Almanac

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz

THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October.You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018:'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden

Ilex Press

Disney Frozen Crochet

Kati Gálusz
Authors:
Kati Gálusz

This too-cute kit includes a full-color book with instructions and step-by-step photos showing how to stitch 12 adorable crochet characters from the movie, plus enough materials to make Elsa and Anna. Whether you want a crochet Kristoff or a stuffed Sven, this kit will help you create characters that will melt your heart!Projects include:1. Elsa2. Anna3. Kristoff4. Sven5. OlafAnd many more!

Ilex Press

The Witchcraft Handbook

Midia Star
Authors:
Midia Star
Cassell

I’m Absolutely Fine!

Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult
Authors:
Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan of The Midult
Kyle Books

Rurbanite Handbook

Alex Mitchell
Authors:
Alex Mitchell
Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to VR

Jonathan Tustain
Authors:
Jonathan Tustain

The Complete Guide to VR will help you get to grips with this exciting new technology from first principles, so you know what's out there, and what you want.Discover all there is to know about home VR systems, whether they're computer-based, or work using your mobile phone. This book will introduce you to a whole spectrum of VR possibilities including VR games, creating your own VR films and exploring the world using it.

Kyle Books

The First-Time Gardener

Frances Tophill
Authors:
Frances Tophill
Kyle Books

Rhapsody in Green: A Novelist, an Obsession, a Laughably Small Excuse for a Garden

Charlotte Mendelson
Authors:
Charlotte Mendelson
Kyle Books

The Container Gardener

Frances Tophill
Authors:
Frances Tophill
Ilex Press

The Still-Life Sketchbook

Mitchell Beazley

Shelfie

Martha Roberts
Authors:
Martha Roberts

A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, 'the shelfie' originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles - and of course books. And shelfies don't just appear on shelves, but also on desks, worktops and fireplaces.De-cluttering, and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly, is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first book on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house. Photography by Nick Pope, who took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.'While most of us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the 'shelfie' movement has been gaining digital ground. The self-obsessed are becoming the 'shelf-obsessed.' - Talib Choudry, the Telegraph

Hamlyn

Eat Shop Save

Dale Pinnock
Authors:
Dale Pinnock
Kyle Books

The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch

Abigail Booth
Authors:
Abigail Booth
Kyle Books

Grow, Cook, Nourish

Darina Allen
Authors:
Darina Allen

Winner - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best World Gourmand Cookbook 2017Growing your own food is exciting but, when it comes to knowing how to make the most of your produce, it can be daunting. In Grow, Cook, Nourish, bestselling author Darina Allen draws on more than 30 years of experience gardening at Ballymaloe to take you through an extensive list of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Each entry includes explanations of different varieties, practical information on cultivation, growing and maintenance, plus instructions for the best ways to cook produce as well as preserve and utilise a glut. With more than 500 recipes, including dishes for every ingredient, Darina shows how to use your harvest to its full potential. Vegetables range from annual crops such as chicory, radishes and kohlrabi to perennials like asparagus and spinach. Fruits cover apples, currants and peaches as well as the more unusual and interesting myrtle berries, loquats and medlars. Plus a comprehensive list of herbs, edible flowers and foraged foods such as samphire, wild garlic and blackberries.

Aster

The Balance Plan

Angelique Panagos
Authors:
Angelique Panagos

'The wellness world's new holy grail is hormone harmony' - ES Magazine'Angelique has created a beautifully presented and easy to use guide that inspires everyone to look at their food in a new light. I love the recipes, the beautiful illustrations and how lifestyle is a key part of her message. I particularly like her emphasis on women's health and I believe this could be useful for a lot of people.' - Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor's Kitchen'I can't function without coffee''I need my daily fix of chocolate''I look puffy and retain fluid easily'I'm hungrier than I used to be but never feel satisfied''I struggle to lose weight no matter what I try'Sound familiar?These are complaints that nutritionist Angelique Panagos hears every day. Time and time again, they're caused by the same thing - hormonal imbalance.The Balance Plan explains how to tune in to your hormones and make the changes necessary to bring them into balance. Take the six steps, follow the 28-day plan and transform your life!- Sleep better - Enhance digestion - Lose weight - Reduce stress - Elevate energy levels - Feel happier'The Balance Plan is an inspired book by my friend Angelique Panagos. It effortlessly combines recipes that help support female hormonal health, prefaced by bite-sized chunks of the science and concepts that underpin them. With easy to create personal plans, I would heartily recommend this to any woman who wants to improve her wellbeing through a simple yet creative approach to food as medicine.' - Dr Ayan Panja'The Balance Plan is a pertinent piece of health literature. In modern medicine, we've treated hormone problems as a black or white issue. Disease or healthy. In reality, hormones are our body's way of sending intricate messages of our environment and helping us to react and be as responsive to what is happening around us. Hormones cycles are happening everyday and your diet, lifestyle, and other habits all influence this. Thank you Angelique for this enlightening journey through our body!' - Dr. Steven Lin'The Balance Plan is a beautiful approach to improving hormonal health, grounded in the perfect synergy of personal journey, clinical experience and excellent health advice. The understanding that your diet, environment and lifestyle powerfully affects your hormonal balance and reproductive health will empower you with the knowledge and wisdom you need on your own journey to better health and wellness.' - Benjamin I. Brown, ND

Ilex Press

Draw People in 15 Minutes

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer

Best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer here gives you all the skills you need to sketch a convincing figure in just 15 minutes. Draw People in 15 Minutes is a syllabus of carefully crafted tutorials where every aspect of the figure drawing process is examined including: · How to put together a basic sketch of a person · Developing your drawings and taking them further · Materials and set-up · Mark-making · Spatial relationships · How clothes hang on a body · Guerilla sketching in public places like cafes, trains, buses, etc. This book will be especially useful for those unable to find the time to make it to a regular life drawing class as this book can be used anywhere and at any time.

Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Coffee

James Hoffmann
Authors:
James Hoffmann