Bob's Basics: Sowing, planting, watering and feeding
By Bob Flowerdew
A practical guide to ensuring success in the garden, Sowing, Planting, Watering and Feeding shows that there is more to gardening than putting a seed in the soil and watching it grow. Bob Flowerdew draws on his 30 years of experience to guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing for, planting and nurturing your plants. He will guide you around the common mistakes, make sure you don't dampen off your seeds, save you from over or under-watering, talk you through cutting, layering, rhizomes, when is the most effective time to feed, and many other tips that will give you the knowledge and confidence to get going in your garden. This is one book of an indispensable series that can answer all your queries and, because it's Bob, no doubt make you laugh too.
Bob's Basics: Simple, green pest and disease control
By Bob Flowerdew
Organic gardeners often face the problem of how to effectively eradicate pests and diseases without harming other, beneficial wildlife. This is where Bob, with his 30 years' experience of organic gardening, comes in handy. Bob explains the best methods for removing and preventing a wide variety of common garden pests, from aphids and slugs to vine weevils and whitefly. He goes on to discuss the most effective and organic ways to avoid and cope with diseases, such as dieback, canker, silver leaf and rust. One in an indispensable series of books, Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, pest and disease-free.
Bob's Basics: Weeding without Chemicals
By Bob Flowerdew
More and more people are choosing to garden organically, but struggle to manage their gardens without resorting to dangerous chemicals. Chemical weed killers can be incredibly harmful to the wildlife in your garden, not to mention any fruit and vegetables you might have growing. With over 30 years' experience of organic gardening, Bob Flowerdew has tackled every kind of weed in a variety of ways to devise the best ways to remove them and maintain a weed-free garden. He discusses each group of weeds individually, as they all need a different approach. Even seemingly ineradicable weeds such as ground-elder, convolvulus and fat-hen can be successfully dealt with. One in an indispensable series of books, Weeding Without Chemicals will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, weed-free.
Bob's Basics: Pruning, Training and Tidying
By Bob Flowerdew
Correct pruning is essential to keep plants healthy and free of pests, but for many gardeners, it can seem confusing and even daunting. In Pruning, Training and Tidying, Bob Flowerdew draws on his long experience as an organic gardener to guide you through the process in his customary clear and straightforward manner. He explains when is the best time of year to prune each plant, tree or shrub, and gives clear instructions on where and how to cut. He provides advice on selecting and using the best tools and equipment, and tips on how to increase cropping and flowering. Bob also gives handy and imaginative suggestions to guide you through the seemingly never-ending task of keeping your garden trim and tidy. One in an indispensable series of books, Pruning, Training and Tidying will answer all your queries and help you achieve a well-maintained and prosperous garden.
Bob's Basics: Composting
By Bob Flowerdew
Composting is an excellent way to recycle kitchen and garden waste and to help your garden flourish. As Bob Flowerdew explains, any organic materials can be used, such as plant trimmings, vegetable cuttings, eggshells and teabags. He demonstrates just how easy it is to build your own compost bin and use the compost to help your garden grow. The composting process produces a dark, crumbly matter that can be used as fertiliser in garden soil. Bob explains each step of the process, from different recipes for creating organic compost, to the effects it has on different plants. A great guide for those wanting to start composting for the first time, and also packed with advice on utilising your existing compost heap. In Composting, one of an indispensable series, Bob answers all your queries in his usual practical, inventive and straightforward manner.
Bob's Basics: Companion Planting
By Bob Flowerdew
Companion planting simply means working with nature to get the best from your plants and, as Bob Flowerdew explains, it is the key to successful pollination and the prevention of pests. With over 30 years' experience as an organic and often experimental gardener, Bob is the perfect person to explain just how it works. He has long observed interesting and potentially useful interactions between different plants - how some flourish when planted together while others fail. For example, a border of lavender, box or rosemary will protect your plants from invasion by slugs and snails, and growing chives under roses will help the roses resist blackspot and increase their performance. He also shows how to select plants that won't compete for light, space or nutrients in the soil. One of an indispensable series of books, Companion Planting will answer all your queries, and allow to you really make the most of your garden.
Breakfast is Served
By Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Give your breakfast or brunch a global twist and travel the world before lunchtime with this celebration of the most delicious morning meals from around the globe - featuring quick and simple recipes for pastries, soups, cereals, tarts, cakes and more. From popular favourites to new discoveries, transport yourself to Italy, Argentina, Morocco, India and beyond with over 40 recipes for the most important meal of the day.From the familiar - French Pain au Chocolat, Italian Brioche and Austrian Strudel - to the new and exciting - Swedish Kanelbullar, Brazilian Bolo de Fubá and sweet, creamy Pasteis de Nata from Portugal - get your day off to the tastiest possible start, with the best-kept breakfast secrets from countries around the world.
The Bonsai Beginner's Bible
By Peter Chan
The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
By Richard Taylor, James Watt, Martin Dickie
Includes pull-out beer matsBrewDog's first beer book is a brilliant intro to the world of craft beer. It includes a look at what makes craft beer great and how it's made, explains how to understand different beer styles, how to cook with beer and match beers and food, right through to how to brew your own at home. It's not just about BrewDog's beers either - plenty of other excellent breweries and their beers from around the world are featured. This book is both a window into the BrewDog world and a repository of essential craft beer information.Designed in the highly individual style of the brand, the book also includes quirky features such as spaces to place your drop of beer once you've ticked a particular beer off your 'to-drink' list and pull-out beer mats.
The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook
By Sarah Skeate
This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!
Brilliant Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO®
By Nathan Sawaya
Introduction by acclaimed LEGO artist, Nathan SawayaDiscover the best LEGO builds ever created with this celebration of the most impressive models from around the world.This book showcases LEGO art across a variety of themes, including super structures, entire towns and modes of transport. It takes a fresh look at past favourites as well as featuring the latest 'super builds' from creators all over the world. The LEGO models created by these master builders are carefully constructed using only standard LEGO pieces. Packed with artwork and quirky trivia, this is the ultimate treat for LEGO fans of all ages.60 epic super buildsNever-before-seen large-scale modelsFrom the creators of the bestselling book Brick City
The Beginner's Guide to Photography
By Haje Jan Kamps
Photography is a big part of our lives, and we all take photos all the time. By understanding just a few basics of how your camera - or your phone - works, you'll find yourself able to take more exciting, stand-out photos.Within a few pages you'll be able to speak with confidence to photographers about exposure settings, decide what lighting or lenses will lift a scene, or what tactics you can use to make your subject look more interesting.The book also covers the basics of managing, editing & sharing your collection of digital images so you're not at the mercy of the software that was bundled with your phone.
Be a Flamingo
By Sarah Ford
Flamingo is that one friend who always brightens a room as soon as he walks in. He is always the first on the dancefloor and the very last to stop boogying. He has never tried to dress like a Parisian, never followed advice on what not to wear, and certainly has never tried to tone down his natural pinkness; he knows he is perfect just the way he is. And even when life throws Flamingo a curveball, he is always ready to embrace the unknown and jump straight in.A gorgeous little gift book of motivational sayings and hilarious axioms, Be a Flamingo is a perfect pink pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs a confidence boost, or great as an impulse self-purchase when you feel you need to start tooting your own horn a little louder. Because we could all do worse than taking a leaf out of Flamingo's book.