Sometimes if we are lucky we get both. You’ll find these are the ones we gush over.
If you are a shop customer you’ll find we have many more books to select in store, but because we only keep a small number of copies and change them quite frequently we cannot put them on the website at this point in time. If you would like us to get hold of a garden or outdoor book for you, please send us an email to email@example.com.
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This is a wonderfully imaginative guide to making the most of your delicious garden produce, from damson and marigold wines, through to honey mead and rhubarb cordial. If a perfect gift for the allotment grower and forager alike.
There are easy guidelines for each step of the way, a seasonal guide to what to grow when. 256 pages containing over 140 recipes for berry and bush wines, flower wines, vegetable wines, mead and beers, as well as non-alcoholic drinks such as fruit juices, cordials and teas.
With vintage-style colour illustrations throughout, this lovely guide will help you to make the most of the seasonal fruits and vegetables from your garden and enjoy a glass or three of scrummy home brew.
This book provides all the tools you need to start your own growing revolution!
An exciting introduction to the seed swapping movement - Josie Jeffrey explains about our plant heritage, why we should care about it and how to go about swapping and saving seeds.
A step by step guide to building your own seed bank.
Essential husbandry and seed saving techniques.
128 pages packed full with hints, tips, photographs and illustrations this a practical and delightful book for any keen gardener.
We all love a beautiful garden, and it’s a rare treat to be able to meander through someone else’s patch in your own time.
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay brings you more than a bed for the night bring you hotels, B&Bs, holiday cottages - on islands, estates and organic farms.
Take a course with a Chelsea Gold Medal winner in a secluded valley in Wales; discover a luscious plot planted to excite the wildlife (and the senses) in Somerset.
And pick up a few tips on the way: how to squirrel-proof bulbs, what to do with conkers, how to pollinate blossom with a rabbit tail on a stick.
All hand-picked collection of over 100 special places to stay, in England, Scotland and Wales.
One of our most popular gift books - with delightful illustrations of garden, parkland, heathland, marshland and coastal birds by Madeleine Floyd.
From the ever popular Robin to the Song Thrush, the Oystercatcher to the Skylark, and with details about the birds, their calls and habitats this is a lovely keepsake book.
Advice and information on growing vegetables through the year, this book is really easy to read and easy to use too.
There is information on how to plan your plot, choosing what to grow with recommended varieties and detailed growing advice.
There is also an allotment calendar showing when to plant, when to sow etc. 126 pages, with full colour pictures. By Andi Clevely, with forward by Jekka McVicar.
Do you love living in the city but dream of keeping hens?
Do you dream of turning that patch of derelict ground you pass each day into a vegetable patch?
In which case you are one of a band of people who have a passion for the countryside but no intention of leaving the city.
With sections on how to be a city gardener, how to be a guerrilla gardener, a container grower….
How to keep hens, geese and ducks…
Wild life and the environment…
So if you want to redefine your urban living this a great book to help you do it.
One of our popular books - a practical little hardback book gives practical advice on how to keep and care for hens.
Hen houses and hen runs
Common hen keeping problems
Delightful colour illustrations of different hen breeds.
Here is a collection of beautiful places to stay, each owned by people who embrace the ethos of Slow living.
You’ll find intimate hotels, convivial pubs, friendly bed and breakfasts, self -catering cottages, tipis , a cabin in the woods and an eco camp too!
Regional maps guide you to farmers’ markets and country fairs, to tea gardens and vineyards, to boatyards and bakeries.
This book make a delightful gift and is one of our most popular books.
An exploration of the fascinating and beautiful and less-visited, corners of the country.
Landscapes and heritage sites that receive little coverage in more conventional guides are revealed here in all their glory.
Travel from the rugged beaches of Cornwall to the ancient burial sites of the Orkney Islands, and in between encounter a colourful mix of museums, stately homes, pubs, abbeys, monuments, nature reserves, and the many other gems that add to the rich tapestry of this unique and exciting country.
One of our most popular gift books.
Special B&Bs, hotels, inns and self-catering places - where your dog can sleep in your bedroom with you.
At each there’s special treat for your pooch - maybe crispy bacon at breakfast, a guide to the best walks, or resident dogs to play with.
Find friendly owners, superb value, and dog friendly pubs.
Foreword by Ben Fogle
Go on a delightful treasure hunt through the garden - with exquisite pen and ink drawings all waiting to be brought to life by colouring in, discover hidden animals, birds and butterflies.
Suitable for young and old alike - a colouring book with a difference, which would be a beautiful keepsake when all the colouring is completed.
“Colin Grey’s life was happy and simple until the day everything changed - the day his wife read THAT book. Suddenly, he was thrust head-first into a dark, illicit world of pleasure and pain. This is the story of one man’s struggle against a tide of tempestuous, erotic desire and the greatest love of all: the love between a man and his shed”.
‘Sheds’ was the stocking filler gift for him for 2012 and is set for success in 2013 too.
Brilliantly written with the tongue so far in … the cheek (oh no missus please stop) Great humour that is right up our… street.
Sample line: It was damp and uncomfortable and didn’t last very long. But it’s true what they say - you never forget your first shed.
Includes some great pictures too. Nearly all of them of sheds. Guaranteed to be the side splitting Christmas Day read this year.