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Bob's Basics: Sowing, planting, watering and feeding

By Bob Flowerdew
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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.
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Bob's Basics: Simple, green pest and disease control

By Bob Flowerdew
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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.
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Bob's Basics: Pruning, Training and Tidying

By Bob Flowerdew
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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.
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Bob's Basics: Composting

By Bob Flowerdew
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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.
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Bob's Basics: Companion Planting

By Bob Flowerdew
Authors:
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.
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  • The Goodness of Honey

    By Hannah Coughlin
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    Hannah Coughlin
    A natural sweetener that has antioxidants and is free of fat and cholesterol; plus it's sweeter than standard sugar so you can use less and reap more benefits. Honey has been used as a food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world for at least the last 8,000 years - ancient Egyptians used it to preserve the bodies of important elders. It is essential for healthy living - with antibacterial and antifungal properties, and giving the immune system a boost it can help alleviate many ailments, from IBS and gastric ulcers, wound-healing and burn treatment to rheumatism, high blood pressure and baldness. Part of The Goodness Of series of healthy ingredient-led cookery books, this book offers vibrant recipes packed full of goodness. From Baked Energy Bars to Honeyed Carrot Cupcakes, and from Foolproof Root Vegetables to a Fig, Nectarine, Burrata & Prosciutto salad, these delicious recipes will allow you to embrace your love for honey without the guilt.
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  • The Goodness of Ginger & Turmeric

    By Emily Jonzen
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    Emily Jonzen
    Ginger and Turmeric have been used for centuries to add flavour and richness to dishes as well as treat a range of ailments. Ginger has an age-old tradition of alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and turmeric has long been used to tackle inflammation. Scientists are constantly surprised by the wide range of health benefits they offer. Part of The Goodness Of series, this book is arranged into Drinks, Tonics & Preserves, Light Bites & Sides, Mains and Sweet Treats, with a selection of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes ranging from Tomato & Ginger Chutney to Turmeric & Cardamom Buns, and from Ginger Chicken Broth to Beef & Ginger Stew. Plus it includes popular drinks such as Golden Chai Latte and Ginger Beer. A love for food and real appreciation of great produce is at the core of these beautiful books. The delicious recipes will inspire you to delve into your store cupboard and transform simple recipes into fantastic dishes.
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    Tong Sing

    By Charles Windridge, Dr Charles Windridge
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    Charles Windridge, Dr Charles Windridge
    The words 'Tong Sing' mean 'know everything book.' No wonder the traditional Chinese almanack contains information on everything from astrology to herbal remedies, Taoist philosophy to the interpretation of dreams. Drawing his inspiration from this centuries-old work, but using his own research and adapting the contents to appeal to a modern audience, Charles Windridge has compiled a fully updated book that will answer every question the reader can ask about the ancient Chinese way of life. Whether you want to know the best time to conceive a child, understand more about Confucianism or prepare your own dim sum, Tong Sing can tell you how. Inspired by one of the most successful books ever published in China, this book will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about 'Tong Sing'.
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    Ashtanga Yoga

    By John Scott
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    John Scott
    John Scott's Ashtanga Yoga is a step-by-step illustrated guide that takes you through the balanced exercise routines and breathing techniques of this dynamic form. Carefully structured, this course starts with a simple sequence for beginners which, once mastered, provides the foundation for moving on to the next level.- Purify your body with dynamic movement and precise postures- Develop physical and mental strength, increased stamina and greater flexibility- Includes a foreword by Shri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga- This new edition has been fully revised and updated This essential guide is the perfect introduction to yoga or the ideal gift for those who want to take their yoga practice to the next level.Author John Scott studied with yogi Shri K Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in India, where he qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga around the world. He has instructed many people in Ashtanga Yoga, including high-profile celebrities Madonna and Sting. John now spends much of his time teaching international workshops and undertaking teacher trainings.
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    Street Art Activity Book

    From witty road signs to bold painted street bollards, cute cartoons to politically inspired wall paintings, street art is colourful, vibrant, diverse and exciting. Now, you can create your own. Paint your own wall art, create your own billboards or transform road signs into colourful cartoons within the pages of this book. Transform your surroundings and distort street publicity. The Street Art Activity Book is filled with pages of city canvases on which to create your own graffiti masterpieces. Profiles of the most creative street artists in the world provide inspiration and explain how to be inspired by the shapes and colours on the streets and interact with the city surroundings. Discover the greatest graffiti artists transforming the urban landscape and bring your creativity to the street with a stroke of the brush or pencil.
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    Sisu

    By Joanna Nylund
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    Joanna Nylund
    Discover the Finnish quality of sisu and how cultivating it can help you lead a life of greater purpose and happiness.This ancient Finnish word describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance. This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility.By cultivating sisu you can: Face life's challenges with courage and determination Enhance your wellbeing and find your focus Communicate confidently and resolve conflicts effectively Cultivate endurance and achieve your fitness goals Raise kind and resilient children Act with integrity and fight for what you believe inSisu is a universal trait. It may have been bottled and labelled by the Finns, but it is within reach of everyone. It lies within you, and you are very likely to have used it already.
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    Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days

    By Haje Jan Kamps
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    Haje Jan Kamps
    There's no one secret to taking beautiful photos. But good photographers do have a few tricks up theirsleeves... They know that clouds, far from ruining a photo, give a great soft natural light for portraits. They know that unusual angles draw the eye, and that their feet are just as effective as a zoom lens.This book packs 62 of the most important creative ideas into one place. Beautifully presented, easy-to-read and packed with example photos. None of these ideas need an expensive camera, fancy lens or a over-priced flash. The purpose of this book is to help you tell stories with your camera (or phone).Whatever you want to shoot, Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days is packed full of ideas to inspire you, and tips that will help you take better, more original photos.
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    Vegan Soups

    By Amber Locke
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    Amber Locke
    Celebrate the glory of vegetables all year round with these spectacularly tasty vegan soups. From a refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho, perfect for a summer's afternoon, to a chunky, wholesome Black-Eyed Bean Chilli stew to warm you up on a cold winter's night, soup is not just incredibly versatile but is also an easy way to make the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Try Curried Greens and Coconut, Butternut Noodle, Sparkling Pineapple soup, and many more.Featuring more than 100 recipes, including extra toppings and twists to transform your bowl, Vegan Soups has something for everyone.
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