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RHS Tales from the Tool Shed

By Bill Laws
Authors:
Bill Laws
RHS Tales from the Tool Shed is an historical, horticultural journey told through fifty pieces of garden gear. A treasure trove of garden paraphernalia, it explores the roots and evolution of objects, names and places, covering everything from the humble spade to architectural ornaments. Practical insights into the usage and maintenance of each tool appear throughout, along with dozens of attractive photographs, etchings and botanical illustrations. Written by the author of the bestselling Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History, this is a book to cherish for all gardeners and garden lovers.
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RHS Botany for Gardeners

By Geoff Hodge
Authors:
Geoff Hodge
'Clever... valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners IllustratedRHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science - and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener.Contents Includes...The Plant kingdomGrowth, Form and FunctionInner WorkingsReproductionThe Beginning of LifeExternal FactorsPruningBotany and the SensesPest, Diseases and DisordersBotanists and Botanical Illustration... And Much More!
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  • RHS Small Garden Handbook

    By Andrew Wilson
    Authors:
    Andrew Wilson
    'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens IllustratedA garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational.Contents Includes...BasicsDesign StylesMaterialsBoundariesStructuresWater PlantingUpkeep... and much much more!
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  • RHS Grow Your Own: Crops in Pots

    By Kay Maguire
    Authors:
    Kay Maguire
    Winner of the Practical Book of the Year 2013 at the Garden Media Guild Awards.RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots is the natural successor to Carol Klein's bestselling RHS Grow your own Veg, which has sold more than 300,000 copies since publication. With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques. Follow 30 tried-and-tested container recipes for top tasting crop combinations such as tomato with basil, fruit salads and cut-and-come-again vegetables. Discover the essential techniques that every container-gardener should know and use the crop directory to find out the best way to grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.
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    Retromania

    By Lawrence Harvey
    Authors:
    Lawrence Harvey
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  • RHS Handbook: Growing Vegetables and Herbs

    There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables and herbs that you have grown yourself. The author Guy Barter is the Royal Horticultural Society's best vegetable grower, with more than 20 years of growing and showing others how to grow. Demonstrating RHS best practice and using only the tastiest varieties, Guy shows how to make a productive plot in any size garden. From soil improvement to crop protection, pest control and top harvesting tips, with this book readers will be able to grow 50 of the most popular and tasty herbs and vegetables today. This book includes new veg crops such as super-healthy soya beans, tasty Asian greens and the fantastically trendy micro-veg that all the top chefs are raving about.
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  • RHS Handbook: Pruning & Training

    This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort with RHS best practice.
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    The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them

    By Haje Jan Kamps
    Authors:
    Haje Jan Kamps
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  • RHS Grow Your Own: Veg & Fruit Year Planner

    Written by RHS experts with more than 50 years of combined growing experience, RHS Grow Your Own Veg & Fruit Year Planner provides the life-changing advice that gardeners need to grow a year-round supply of healthy fruit and vegetables for their table. The book starts with planning what to grow and where to grow it, whether that's an allotment, a series of containers, raised bed or veg patch, then how to get the best from your soil, and how to get started. Next, in season-by-season chapters, the book takes the reader from sowing to harvesting with simple, clear instructions that will help them stay on top of the challenges and joys of a productive garden. From apples to asparagus, raspberries to radishes, this book will show how to apply age-old techniques to get the most from your plot.
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  • The Retro Cookbook

    Step back in time to the fabulous fifties when the kitchen was a woman's domain and salmon mousse was the height of sophistication. Retreating from the global recession into our kitchens, we are favouring hearty comfort food and the flour-strewn baking days of our childhood. So we've selected the best recipes of the past - Scotch Eggs, Duck à l'Orange, and Classic Trifle - while adding a lighter 21st-Century twist to other Retro dishes like Black Forest Soufflé. Offering a unique insight into the world of the 50s cook, we feature ads from the mid-20th century reminding us just how generations of cooks have evolved and how far our cooking choices have come. The chapters evoke the era - hors d'oeuvres, the milk bar, the tea room, the supper club - you'll be inspired to wheel out your hostess trolley and get cooking. With artwork from The Australian Women's Weekly's extensive archive, The Retro Cookbook offers contemporary updates on the glamorous dining of the 1950s and also provides a welcome reminder of forgotten classics.And remember whatever the era, the recipes are always Triple Tested(r) perfection.
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    Retro Graphic Design Pocket Essentials

    By Jonathan Raimes, Lakshmi Bhaskaran
    Authors:
    Jonathan Raimes, Lakshmi Bhaskaran
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  • The Reiki Bible

    By Eleanor McKenzie
    Authors:
    Eleanor McKenzie
    This comprehensive and authoritative look at reiki explains how this ancient spiritual practice can treat a wide range of ailments. You will discover its history and development, how it works, and the everyday benefits it can yield. The book also features practical, easy to understand diagrams and pictures on how to fully utilise the healing and soothing potential of reiki.A detailed directory provides information on treatments to combat a large number of afflictions. These include digestive problems, skin complaints, mood changes and muscle pains. There are also hints and tips on how to give reiki treatments for your friends and family, and at different life stages.
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    RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

    "The RHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques" is the new definitive guide explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the Royal Horticultural Society, the world's leading gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear and concise colour illustrations supported by over 1000 beautiful colour photos.This book includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering; covers all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs; shows how to create water features and patios, add lighting; and, includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, gardening under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance, as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
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