Books

Books are a great way to learn more & exercise your mind. That's why we stock a number of information rich reference books, perfect for getting you started in the garden or impressing in the kitchen.

Many of the Gardening books offer an insight into different gardening styles and help to focus the readers attention on the benefits of growing your own - which can even be done in the heart of the city as is illustrated in The Rurbanite:  Living in the Country without Leaving the City.

You can also get great tips on identifying trees & flowers as well as learning how to create displays as seen at The Chelsea Flower Show in Take Chelsea Home.

If you're looking to better your skills in the kitchen, then take a look at some of the specialized recipe books we have available including The Philadelphia Cookbook - an essential in your collection, ideal for bringing imaginative dishes to the table.

We will be adding more books soon, so watch this space!

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What's That Tree - The Simplest ID Guide Ever
What's That Tree - The Simplest ID Guide Ever
What's that Tree? features over 150 common British and European species. The simple visual approach shows you how to tell similar trees apart. The book is broken down into conifers, simple broadleaves and compound broadleaves - and then further sub-divided by leaf shape. It features the trees that are most commonly found in towns, parks and gardens, and in the surrounding countryside. Each species...
£2.99 inc VAT
The Philadelphia Cookbook
The Philadelphia Cookbook
Everyone adores cool, creamy Philadelphia, and it's not just for spreading in a bagel - it's an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient. Here for the first time are 110 fabulous recipes from the Philly team, from Party bites, Breads and bagels, Soups and light lunches, to Salads, Pasta, Fish and seafood dishes, Chicken, Rice and Risotto, and of course lots of Sweet treats and Divine cheesecakes....
£4.99 (VAT exempt)

The Meat Free Monday Cookbook
The Meat Free Monday Cookbook
In 2009, Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat - and to make it easier for us all to do so. 'The Meat Free Monday Cookbook' is for everyone who shares the campaign's aims and consists of recipes for each week of the year.
£4.99 (VAT exempt)
The Easy Fruit Garden
The Easy Fruit Garden
As food prices rise and awareness of food provenance and chemical usage increases, more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own food. However getting started can seem daunting, and many are deterred by a lack of knowledge and time. This book sets out to overcome these problems. With clear practical instructions and inspirational pictures, Clare Matthews demystifies the growing...
£4.99 (VAT exempt)

Take Chelsea Home
Take Chelsea Home
This inspirational sourcebook identifies the most attractive, practical and portable ideas from hundreds of gardens and designers over the last 100 years and analyses how those ideas might work in any garden. From lighting a dim corner, improving your planting scheme and creating a sophisticated theme to making a cosy space for relaxing or entertaining, this book instructs readers how to create the...
£4.99 (VAT exempt)
The Rurbanite: Living in the Country without Leaving the City
The Rurbanite: Living in the Country without Leaving the City
Do you eye that derelict patch of ground on your way to work and dream of turning it into a vegetable garden? Do you love living in the city but fantasise about keeping hens? Do you look at the weeds by the bus stop and wonder if they'd make a nice salad? Then you're a rurbanite. You have a passion for the countryside but no intention of actually leaving the city. Don't worry you're not alone. You're...
£4.99 (VAT exempt)

Gardeners' World - First Time Veg Grower
Gardeners' World - First Time Veg Grower
Gardeners' World - First Time Veg Grower This book can help you make that journey, with simple and practical expert advice from the moment you first don your wellies right up until you're harvesting your own crops. With step-by-step guides and clear colour illustrations helping you to get the most out of your plot all year round, this compact guide is an essential addition to any gardener's shelf....
£4.99 (VAT exempt)
The Practical Gardener's Encyclopedia
The Practical Gardener's Encyclopedia
If you've always wanted a beautiful garden, then this book can help you to achieve your dream. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide is packed with information about soil conditions, buying plants, planting, propagation and cultivation. It features a handy encyclopedic section covering more than 400 plants for every purpose, from annuls, bulbs and perennials to lawns, ground covers,...
£5.99 (VAT exempt)

Grow Vegetables Information Book
Grow Vegetables Information Book
Grow Vegetables shows you how to grow your own vegetables, from juicy tomatoes to crunchy celery. Packed with gardening tips for beginners and green-fingered experts, Grow Vegetables helps you make the most out of your garden to grow your own delicious crop all year round.
£6.99 (VAT exempt)
The Bedding Plant Expert Information Book
The Bedding Plant Expert Information Book
The Bedding Plant Expert Information Book Every garden needs some extra colour at some point - whether it's to fill a gap in a border, place a hanging basket or even liven up wall with window boxes.The Bedding Plant Expert shows you the best way to add extra interest, with advice on:Buying and raising bedding plantsPicking the right bedding plants for your gardenHow to bed outFilling in, screening,...
£7.99 (VAT exempt)

Beds & Borders - Guide to Beautiful Planting
Beds & Borders - Guide to Beautiful Planting
Beds & Borders - Guide to Beautiful Planting Beautiful and varied beds and borders are the backbone of a successful garden and in todays modern plots, theyre no longer rigidly planted and trimmed into neat rows: the twenty-first centurys borders are, instead, planned with an eye to being green, wildlife-friendly, and gorgeously and appealingly dishevelled. Not only that, but they need to offer...
£9.99 (VAT exempt)
Garden Rescue - First Aid For Plants & Flowers
Garden Rescue - First Aid For Plants & Flowers
If you need to know how to prevent everyday troubles from turning into gardening disasters, "Garden Rescue" will save the day. This "first aid manual" for your garden will help you identify, understand, and tackle a wide range of common problems, from poor fruit harvests and unruly trees and shrubs to preventing pests and diseases. Using anatomy guides, symptom flow charts, and plant clinics, you'll...
£12.99 (VAT exempt)

Biodynamic Gardening
Biodynamic Gardening
Biodynamic Gardening This incredibly accessible guide comes with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions on biodynamic techniques for home gardeners. Crystal clear practical advice tells you what to do when, from soil preparation and planting to harvesting at optimum times for the best flavour. Hardback
£14.99 (VAT exempt)
The Allotment Planner
The Allotment Planner
The Allotment Planner This book of fun and challenging monthly projects will help gardeners make the most of their allotments, so they retain interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. This journal contains all the monthly reminders you need to grow your crops, but focuses much more on new ideas that bring enjoyment, push the boundaries,...
£14.99 (VAT exempt)

Creative Shrub Garden Information Book
Creative Shrub Garden Information Book
Creative Shrub Garden Information Book Andy McIndoe provides a truly shrub-focused design guide which shows the reader how to combine shrubs along with perennials and bulbs in attractive, long-lasting planting schemes. He describes how to use these low-maintenance woody plants in the way that gardeners normally use perennials. The book contains a planting design chapter which uses a mood-board approach...
£16.00 (VAT exempt)