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Compost

By Clare Foster
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Clare Foster
In this new edition of her hands-on guide to the art of composting, House & Garden garden editor, Clare Foster, shows you how to build a compost box, select the best ingredients and put the resulting organic compost to the best use in your outdoor space.By taking some dead leaves, grass cuttings and old banana skins and enlisting the help of bacteria, insects and nature, you can improve and enrich your soil, feed your plants and nourish your vegetables, restoring the natural balance of life in your garden.
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  • Quick Cooking for Diabetes

    By Louise Blair, Norma McGough
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    Louise Blair, Norma McGough
    From Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup to Baked Trout with Butter Bean Mash and Individual Lime and Raspberry Cheesecakes, this selection of delicious recipes will help you to manage your diabetes more effectively and live life to the full. Whether you're looking for a quick snack for one or meals to entertaining friends and family, Quick Cooking for Diabetes provides you with over 60 sensational, speedy recipes, plus stylish menus to help you plan every meal. Also contains practical information on how to create a balanced diet to suit your needs and maintain healthy blood-glucose levels.
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  • RHS Grow Your Own: Veg Journal

    By Carol Klein
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    Carol Klein
    No month-by-month journal has ever made it so easy for the gardener to get the most from their veg plot. Carol Klein and the RHS experts consider every stage in the process. From buying seed, sowing, planting and feeding, to harvesting and effective storage.
  • Gluten-Free Cooking

    By Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain
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    Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain
    Having a gluten intolerance needn't mean missing out on your favourite foods. This collection of over 60 nutritionally-analysed recipes provides easy-to-make alternatives to problem foods such as pasta, bread, pastry and cakes. From mouthwatering treats, such as Thai Coconut Chicken and Strawberry Meringue Roulade, to kids' favourites like Potato Pizza Margherita and Rainbow Lollies, the choice is yours! Easy Gluten-free Food also contains expert advice on maintaining a balanced diet, with menu planners to help you prepare every meal, from a quick snack to a family dinner. It explains coeliac disease in simple terms, including the major symptoms, those affected, medical treatment and dietary considerations.
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    Complete Planting Design Course

    By Hilary Thomas, Wooster Steven
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    Hilary Thomas, Wooster Steven
    The book takes a comprehensive approach to the complex process of Planting Design. It shows how to choose and combine plants for specific effects: for year-round colour and interest; for drama and movement; and to overcome site difficulties. From initial vision to finished planting, the book clearly explains the practical steps, considerations, opportunities and decisions that need to be taken. This process can be applied to readers' own gardens, and it will also allow them to take their skills further into other people's gardens.

    Small Garden Design Bible

    By Tim Newbury
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    Tim Newbury
    No matter what your taste or how tiny your outside space this practical and inspirational book will have a garden for you. With 40 fabulous garden designs to copy - or mix and match several elements to suit your own particular area - Tim Newbury shares his wealth of expertise to show how you can transform your small garden with the minimum of fuss, time and effort. Designs range from the practical 'Small Space Dining' and 'Crops in Pots' to the exotic 'Tropical Paradise' and urban 'City Chic', and each contains expert advice, detailed planting plans and step-by-step weekend projects. And with every type of small space covered, from an unpromising patio to a tiny balcony, there is something here for everyone!
  • RHS Wisley Handbook: Hostas

    By Diana Grenfell
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    Diana Grenfell
    Hostas are invaluable foliage plants with their broad leaves providing dramatic clumps of architectural interest in the garden. The sculptural leaves come in many sizes and although many are green, they range from powder blue to golden yellow and some have subtle variegation. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of hosta care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
  • RHS Wisley Handbook: Ferns

    The immense number of species and the wide range of possible growing situations of the fern family means that there is a fern to suit most parts of the garden. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of fern care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
  • RHS Wisley Handbook: Bonsai

    By Jon Ardle
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    Jon Ardle
    "Bonsai" in the original Chinese and Japanese means "plant in a container". In western usage this has come to mean a tree grown in a container, conforming in all respects to a normal tree except for its miniature size. The cultivation of bonsai depends on careful selection of suitable specimens, skilful root pruning and potting and regular attention thereafter. This concise, illustrated handbook is an invaluable reference tool for both amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems and the directory of recommended species will ensure successful results.
  • RHS Wisley Handbooks: Garden Succulents

    By Terry Hewitt
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    Terry Hewitt
    Succulents evolved to counteract dry conditions and now furnish gardeners with an exciting, often bizarre, array of forms with which to experiment. As a result, many of these plants are fast becoming a common sight in modern gardens. Grow them in pots orin a sunny, well-drained border to make an exotic display. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of succulent care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
  • RHS Wisley Handbook: Grapes

    The grape is a sun-loving hardy deciduous woody-stemmed climber from Asia-Minor and the Caucasus. It does best in a temperate climate with springs free of frost and long warm summers. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of grape care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.

    Heritage Gardens

    By George Plumptre
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    George Plumptre
    This is a thematic book with a loosely chronological structure. An introductory chapter explains why garden restoration has become increasingly important and popular. Chapters then look at how modern technology has helped garden restoration; why certain gardens need restoring because their style is no longer fashionable or they have lost their original identity through neglect; and the need to restore gardens created by important designers or plantsmen, or gardens that have been destroyed or neglected because of war. A final chapter shows why major garden restorations contribute to gardening history. There is also a gazetteer of the gardens, indicating which ones can be visited by the public.

    Your Organic Allotment

    By Ian Spence
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    Ian Spence
    Allotments have always been popular in the UK but recently their popularity has increased throughout the world. Your Organic Allotment will teach you everything you need to know to create a modern allotment and provide organic food for your family all year round. You will be guided through the decision to take an allotment, shown how to prepare and protect it and discover how to grow all kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruits. You will also learn about crop rotations, how to tackle pests and problems and when to harvest. Your Organic Allotment is the indispensable guide for anyone who wants to grow their own delicious, chemical-free food.