By Alex Mitchell
In cities around the world, we are redefining our sense of urban living. No longer satisfied with a grey, sterile metropolis, we want the best of both worlds - the energy and diversity of the city, but a connection with nature too. Filled with practical advice, projects and inspiring stories from bus stop landscapers, guerrilla gardeners, urban homesteaders and rooftop beekeepers from all over the world, The Rurbanite illustrates how our cityscapes are being transformed and shows you how enjoyable and simple it is to: * turn your back garden into an urban homestead * put a green roof on your garden shed * plant to encourage wildlife * guerrilla garden * keep bees, hens, quails, ducks * learn to identity the wild flowers growing out of cracks in the pavement * turn ex-industrial sites into vibrant community gardens
Root & Leaf
By Rich Harris
'Harris's strength is in providing recipes to feed a crowd, from shareable salads to loaded, sticky-fingered flat-breads. This is vegetarian food but not as we know it' - the Daily TelegraphIn this exciting book they take centre stage as Rich Harris explores the many ways of using them, including pickling, smoking and fermenting, alongside the more traditional roasting and braising.As a chef and committed carnivore, Rich's use of vegetables focuses on flavour, bringing out the natural tastes of vegetables and playing with complementary textures and qualities. His creative and delicious recipes include Miso Glazed Pumpkin, Gnocchi with Caponata and Burrata Cream, as well as Celeriac Rice Pudding with Bramble Compote. Perfect served alone, as a side dish or part of a collection of vegetarian small plates, Rich's recipes show you how to celebrate vegetables in their delicious and varied glory.
Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Vegetarian Cookbook
By Saiphin Moore
'Damn, Saiphin can cook - the perfect ambassador for this glorious food and country' - Tom Parker Bowles'One of London's coolest female chefs' - Time OutFinding strictly vegetarian food in Thailand can be tricky, where fish sauce is the king of the kitchen. In the follow-up to her debut, Rosa's Thai Café: The Cookbook, Saiphin Moore embraces this challenge, creating over 100 delicious and simple recipes for Thai-loving vegans and vegetarians. Featuring authentic dishes such as Tom yum noodle soup, Congee with shiitake mushrooms, Stir-fried aubergine with roasted chilli paste and Butternut red curry, this brilliant sequel adds an exciting new strand to Rosa's repetoire.
Revive your Garden
By Nick Bailey
Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.
RHS Little Book of Small-Space Gardening
By Kay Maguire
Make the most of your balconies and windowsills with this handy gardening guide from the author of the award-winning RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots.RHS Little Book of Small-space Gardening is packed with practical information and inspirational ideas for anyone who wants to grow plants in a variety of outside spaces, from balconies to stairways, windowsills to doorsteps. Look inside to discover a host of creative step-by-step projects, such as speedy salads, wildlife pots, fragrant baskets and green garden walls. Handy plant profiles tell you what's best to grow in a variety of conditions, such as wind, shade and drought.Whether you choose to start with a simple pot or tackle a more ambitious project, with this beautifully illustrated book you'll soon see how even the smallest spaces can be amazing growing spaces.
RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants
By Holly Farrell
Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family.Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!
RHS Gardening School
By Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Keen amateur gardeners and aspiring professionals can learn from the expertise of the RHS with this handy guide.It doesn't matter if you're an old hand at gardening or just starting out, there are always things to discover and opportunities to improve, whether it's mastering a new technique or brushing up on your botany.RHS Gardening School is the perfect guide for gardeners who want to learn. Inside you'll find chapters on:Understanding plants Everyday garden care Problem solvingPlanting designGardening through the yearand much more. Hands-on guidance and step-by-step instructions explain topics such as pruning, pest and diseases, weed removal and caring for lawns. Expert gardeners explain the underlying principles in plain English, while clear diagrams and beautiful photographs inspire and inform.Become a better, smarter, more productive gardener with this complete guide to horticulture in one handy book.
RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners
RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids
By Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Renowned garden writer Lia Leendertz (Guardian and many books) and children's television gardener Chris Collins (BBC's 'Blue Peter'), show junior greenfingers everything they need to know to get the gardening bug. RHS Grow Your Own for Kids embodies the 'Grow Your Own' ethos of food provenance, self-sufficiency, and healthy eating. It shows how to sow and grow up to 12 key vegetables including tomatoes, aubergines, peas, potatoes, monster pumpkins, mustard & cress, runner beans and courgettes. It also includes child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, along with other plants such as sunflowers and edible flowers. Specially commissioned photography featuring children gardening illustrates the projects and introduces young gardeners to the science behind gardening.
Reset your Gut
By Robyn Youkilis
Reset Your Gut, with a foreword by Robin Berzin, MD, focuses on healing the body from the inside out, resulting in weight loss that's both sustainable and delicious. Whether you want to address digestive issues or lose weight, or both, this plan will help the reader in a way that nourishes, not deprives. After struggling with her weight in the past, Robyn understands that the desire to lose weight is not just about a number on the scale; it's a sign that we want something to be different in our bodies, but even more so, in our lives.Part coaching guide and part cookbook, RESET YOUR GUT helps readers optimise their digestion and shed weight for good. The first six chapters cover Robyn's revolutionary tools including her four step 'Go with Your Gut Weight Loss Formula' that provides an easy and memorable framework for the practices she teaches in the book, and her 'Good Gut Rule of 5' that teaches readers exactly what to put on their plates at every meal. RESET YOUR GUT also includes Robyn's 'Good Gut Reset' - a complete meal plan that will effectively reset the gut and jumpstart weight loss in just three days.The second half of the book has over 75 delicious and colourful recipes that cover every occasion and craving. From Robyn's game-changing Power Yogurt Parfait, to her Warm Cauliflower Salad and her clever Spaghetti Switch-Up recipes, RESET YOUR GUT readers will feel supported and satisfied while naturally dropping weight. Most of the practices in this book can be done anywhere from home to office to on-the-go, and the recipes are adaptable for any diet from vegan to paleo.Robyn's straightforward but supportive coaching style makes reading the book feel like getting advice from a very in-the-know friend who truly wants you to succeed. Her weight loss philosophy is simple and easy to follow: Your body wants you to feel good, and the best way to reach your natural weight is to keep your gut flora happy and balance the other parts of life that 'weigh' you down. Together, these two forces will have you looking and feeling fabulous.
RHS Flowers The Watercolour Art Pad
By Rachel Pedder-Smith
Anyone can produce beautiful botanical paintings with this, the first guided watercolour book. Printed on specialist watercolour art paper and containing step-by-step tutorials, this book is the perfect introduction to producing exquisite illustrations. 15 works by Rachel Pedder-Smith have been recreated by the artist in outline-only form, ready for you to paint, along with recommended colour palettes and artworks to copy. Follow author Rachel's tips for layering colour, or follow the outlines of single stems, blooms or more intricate designs, and create a gallery of floral images. The paper is easily removed, taped down and painted on directly, meaning you can display your colourful creations. If you're feeling more experimental, this paper will also work beautifully with other media such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and fibre-tip pens.
RHS Genealogy for Gardeners
By Simon Maughan, Dr Ross Bayton
RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail.From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips. Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.
By Fiona Dunlop
Explore some of the world's most vibrant and flavourful food with this delicious collection of classic and contemporary Mexican dishes. From the traditional favourites, including Tortilla Rolls in Tomato Sauce, Chilli Bean Soup and Slow-cooked Pork, to innovative new dishes such as Artichoke & Clam Soup and Fig Tarts.