Trowel and Error

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Alan Titchmarsh has had a passion for gardening for as long as he can remember. Aged 8, he announced to friends that he was going to be the next Percy Thrower, although he thought it was no more than a dream. With the magic touch of a best-selling writer, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV's favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen. With great charm, humour and passion, this is probably the best story Alan Titchmarsh has ever told.

Trowel and Error

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Author: Sharon Lovejoy

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761126325

Category: Gardening

Page: 206

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Gathers more than seven hundred environmentally-friendly tips for gardeners, including how to use citrus fruit rinds as seedling pots, cure plant viruses with milk, and recycle a wheelbarrow into a movable flower bed.

Alan Titchmarsh: Collected Memoirs

Trowel and Error, Nobbut a Lad, Knave of Spades

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473633249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 900

View: 1418

In these three bestselling memoirs, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV's favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen.

Nobbut a Lad

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844568792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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‘Give me the boy and I will show you the man’ the saying goes. In this warm, tender, wonderfully evocative and often hilarious memoir one of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Growing up in the beautiful landscape that surrounds Ilkley in Wharfedale inspired Alan’s early passion for nature. In a time of post-war austerity, hard work and ‘making do’ was not just the lot of the grown-ups; for the young Alan it was also the simplest pleasures that were the best – whether it was climbing trees, fishing in streams, or riding wooden carts fitted with old pram wheels. With the sharpest eye for detail and vivid recall, he brings to life the various family members, school friends – and foes – teachers and local characters who became the powerful early influences of Alan’s life. A joy from beginning to end, this is a classic childhood memoir.

China Bayles' Book of Days

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Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627258

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.

Simply Green:

Easy, Money-Saving Tips for Eco-Friendly Families

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Author: Melissa Seligman,David Seligman

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535709

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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It's Not About Politics. It's About Caring--And What Every Family Can Do! Written by a passionately concerned couple--David Seligman is an active duty U.S. serviceman and Melissa is a devoted stay-at-home mom--this is the first book about going green that won't scare you with statistics, overwhelm you with science, or make you feel guilty about your SUV. Instead, this indispensable guide will help families everywhere to take simple, practical steps, to lower their energy consumption and help create a healthier planet--and a more sustainable lifestyle. Simply Green takes a fresh look at every part of your household and every aspect of your life, from what you teach your children to what you put in your laundry machines. Full of energy-saving and money-saving "Green Tips," Simply Green shows how to: • Use recycled water around your house and garden • Heat and cool your home while you lower your energy bill • Throw away less trash • Make your own, environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions • Lower the power usage of your appliances • Choose indoor houseplants that help purify the air • Make green awareness an active part of your family's life--and have more fun in the natural world • And much more! Filled with dozens of useful resources, surprising facts and a long list of options for "going green," Simply Green is for those of us who may not be able to afford to make huge changes--but can't not afford to do what we can. *Printed on recycled paper. Melissa and David Seligman run their Tennessee home using their "simply green" principles. David has a degree in natural resource conservation and management with an emphasis in environmental policy. He has worked as an environmental educator for Lexington Parks and Recreation and does GIS-related work for the U.S. Army. Melissa is the author of The Day After He Left for Iraq, and her work has appeared in The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper. They live in Memphis.

The Gardening Quiz Book

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Author: Kevin Snelgrove

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908752505

Category: Games

Page: 21

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Are you a keen gardener? Can you reel off the Latin names for common plants? Are you an expert on famous gardens or do you grow your own fruit and vegetables? To find out how just how much you know about all aspects of gardening why not have a go at the 100 questions in this fun new quiz book. What is the most poisonous variety of mushroom? During what two months of the year does the Forget-me-not flower? What gardener advocated planting a mixture of trees and shrubs, perennials and bulbs and published his ideas in The Wild Garden in 1870? These are just a few of the questions that can be found in The Gardening Quiz Book. Covering a wide range of gardening related topics including celebrity gardeners, plants, flowers and vegetables, famous gardens, gardening implements and the history of popular gardening, this quiz book is certain to teach you something new about your favourite pastime. This is a must-have read for anyone with green fingers and all those who enjoy spending time in the garden.

The Haunting

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848946937

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint in 1816 and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream so long ago possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later? Having left his job and with a failed marriage behind him, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined. The Haunting is a story of love and betrayal, intrigue and murder. Where people are not what they seem, and the past is no more predictable than the future....