Related to: 'Paradise Gardens'

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For the Love of Nigel

Monty Don
Authors:
Monty Don

Further adventures of Nigel and Nell as Monty Don, the UK's favourite gardener and Sunday Timesbestselling author of Nigel, looks at the relationships between dogs and humans and the incredible support dogs can provide for human health. Dogs have always been central to Monty Don's life, and there have been many over the years, but it's fair to say that none has been quite as famous as Nigel. A star (some might say the star) of Gardeners' World, Nigel has a special place in the hearts of viewers.Monty Don looks further at this special relationship that we have with our dogs and how they have played such a crucial role in his own life. Companions, healers, friends, offering no judgement - just love and loyalty. In this heart-warming memoir Monty celebrates that love and the enormous support Nigel and friends have given him.

Hodder & Stoughton

How Not To Kill Your Plants

Nik Southern
Authors:
Nik Southern

Hands up if you've killed a plant? Yep, me too. It's no secret that we've all become plant obsessed, but do we really understand how to look after them? I am not a Professor of Botany, but having run my florist and plant shop, Grace & Thorn, since 2011 I've learnt a few things along the way. HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS is about taking the hocus-pocus out of plants and flowers and enabling you to understand a plant's needs in order to know where to place and how to style them, but most importantly how to keep them alive.I get asked every type of question you can imagine and I have written this book to answer them. Watering can down, it's time to go back to the roots.Keep it green.Nik x(AKA The Agony Plant)

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Nigel

Monty Don
Authors:
Monty Don

The Sunday Times bestseller which has sold a quarter of a million copiesNIGEL - One of Britain's favourite dogs! MONTY - One of Britain's favourite presenters. When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.'I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them' Monty Don

Hodder & Stoughton

Secret Believers

Brother Andrew
Authors:
Brother Andrew
Hodder & Stoughton

The Self-Sufficientish Bible

Andy Hamilton, Dave Hamilton
Authors:
Andy Hamilton, Dave Hamilton

Identical twin brothers Andy and Dave Hamilton live in the centre of Bristol. Attracted to the pub and music scene of the bustling city, they still yearn for elements of the good life. So ever since they were students, they have used their initiative and imagination to think up ways to live in a frugal and self-sufficientish way, while still enjoying life to the full.Having set up their website www.selfsufficientish.com in 2004, they discovered that their approach and ethos touched a nerve with thousands of people in the UK. Andy and Dave, Britains green twins, advocate a fun and positive approach to environmentalism, and understand that the thought of adjusting every aspect of our lives is overwhelming and possibly offputting. Hence self-sufficientish.If you don't have the space or time to be totally self-reliant, but crave creative ideas for recycling, growing organic vegetables and establishing an environmentally friendly home office, this is the book for you. Youll find small suggestions to get you started (not overfilling your kettle, choosing alternative kitchen-cleaning products and making plant pots out of newspapers) and bigger ones for when your confidence grows (advice on keeping chickens, making office equipment out of worn-out trousers and tackling an allotment for the first time), as well as recipes, herbal remedies, eco-friendly travel solutions and much much more.

Hodder Paperbacks

My Roots

Monty Don
Authors:
Monty Don

Monty Don, the face of British gardening, has written a weekly Observer column on his garden for the past ten years. Over time the columns have been a practical guide, a poetic record of the garden's changing seasons, and also a personal account of how the garden has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground through bad times and good. This is a collection of fifty of Monty's best columns, that will delight his readers and gardeners everywhere. 'Growing vegetables, herbs and fruit should be done in the same spirit as choosing your music or clothes: with a mix of precision and adventure.''Gardens are complex and messy and, as in life, there are few easy fixes.' 'One swallow may not make a summer but it damn sure made my day.' 'Planting trees is deeply satisfying and good for the soul, especially on a winter's day. What else can a human do that leans so far into the future.'

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The Jewel Garden

Monty Don, Sarah Don, Monty Don & Sarah Don
Authors:
Monty Don, Sarah Don, Monty Don & Sarah Don

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. But he started out in far humbler beginnings, in a rural childhood on the edge of Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire.After a spell at Kew he became a horticultural journalist, as an Editor of gardening magazines, before becoming a freelance broadcaster and writer.He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and for four successive years was voted 'Television Personality of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. In 2004 he received their Lifetime Achievement Award.Alan has appeared on radio and television both as a gardening expert and as an interviewer and presenter, fronting such programmes as Points of View, Pebble Mill, Songs of Praise, Titchmarsh's Travels and Ask the Family, and since 1983 has presented the BBC's annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show. He now has his own daytime TV show on ITV, The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Alan has written more than forty gardening books, as well as seven best-selling novels, including his 2008 success, Folly, which have all made the Sunday Times Bestsellers List. Alan has published three volumes of memoirs; Trowel and Error sold over 200,000 copies in hardback when published in 2002, and Nobbut A Lad, about his Yorkshire childhood, was published in October 2006 with similar success, and his third volume of memoir Knave of Spadeswas a Sunday Times bestseller.He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.

Andy Hamilton

Andy was born in Northampton where he undertook a collection of "interesting" jobs the highlights including being the mash potato man in a food factory, selling double glazing door to door and the dizzy heights of operative in charge of cardboard box making for the then Burtons warehouse. He briefly moved to Nottingham and restarted his education finally receiving a psychology degree in Bath. Andy now lives in Bristol where he runs two allotments, forages and lives a low impact lifestyle. He writes a budget gardening column for Kitchen Garden, another for Garden Answers and a wild food column for flavour magazine. He also works as a freelance features writer and has had articles published for the Guardian, the Ecologist, Home Farmer and Ethical Living. Andy is part of co-operative that runs a coffee shop/second hand book shop called the Little Co-op in inner city Bristol. He takes groups of people on wild food walks sharing his knowledge of edible wild foods, plant folk lore and herbal medicine He still finds time to work on the hugely popular website selfsufficientish.com that he co-created and helped launch his career.

Brother Andrew

Brother Andrew was born in Holland and became a Christian while serving in the Dutch army. After leaving the army he applied for Bible school in the UK and studied at the Bible Training Institute (now the International Christian College) in Glasgow, Scotland. He has worked tirelessly to strengthen the persecuted church all over the world, encouraging believers in their faith and sharing the gospel with some of the most unlikely people.His book GOD'S SMUGGLER tells the story of the start of his work, smuggling Bibles into communist countries illegally during the Cold War, which developed into the worldwide ministry now called Open Doors International. GOD'S SMUGGLER became an international best-seller with over ten million copies sold in English.After the fall of communism in Europe, Brother Andrew shifted his focus to China and the Middle East, and the incredible story of his ongoing ministry can be read in his next book LIGHT FORCE.His most recent book is SECRET BELIEVERS: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MUSLIMS TURN TO CHRIST?.

Carolyn Fry

Carolyn Fry is the former editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographic Society and has travelled the world in search of stories. She has written five books on botanical themes, including the acclaimed Plant Hunters.

Dave Hamilton

Andy and Dave Hamilton are based in Bristol, where they write about their frugal, organic and environmentally friendly lifestyle on their hugely popular website www.selfsufficientish.com.

Derry Moore

DERRY MOORE is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj.

Elspeth Thompson

Elspeth Thompson wrote about gardening, interiors and aspects of green living for more than twenty years. A former features editor of World of Interiors, she had a weekly gardening column in the Sunday Telegraph, and one in the Guardian on her project to turn a pair of dilapidated railway cottages on the south coast into a state of the art eco house. She died in 2010.

Kathy Willis

Kathy Willis is director of science at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also professor of long-term ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation at Oxford and Cambridge.

Monty Don

MONTY DON is a well-known gardening writer and broadcaster. He lives with his family, garden and dogs in Herefordshire. His previous books include the Sunday Times best-seller Nigel and Paradise Gardens.@TheMontyDon/themontydon

Nik Southern

After impulsively quitting her job in the city, Nik Southern founded Grace & Thorn in a studio in Dalston in 2011. Two shops (in Hackney and Brick Lane), tens of thousands of Instagram followers, and hundreds of sold out DIY planting and styling courses later Grace & Thorn has gathered a cult following amongst customers and brands alike. This is Nik's first book.

Rod Nordland

Rod Nordland is currently a correspondent-at-large for The New York Times, working throughout the Middle East and South Asia; he spent more than three years as the paper's bureau chief in Kabul. He shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in the US, was a Pulitzer Finalist for International Reporting, studied as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and has received many honors including two George Polk awards and half a dozen Overseas Press Club awards. Nordland has worked for three decades as a foreign correspondent in over 150 countries. When not in Kabul, his second home is London.

Sarah Don

Monty and Sarah Don have been gardening together for 20 years, originally in London, where they based their jewellery business, and over the past ten years in Herefordshire, where they now live with their three children.

Tessa Evelegh

Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist specializing in crafts, interiors and gardens, and has published more than 30 books. She spent eight years at Family Circle magazine, overseeing the dressmaking, interiors and fashion departments. Her work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Woman and Home.