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  1. 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

    Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Are you worried about using slug pellets for fear of endangering local wildlife? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems. Trick, flick and frighten slugs out of your garden, leaving you with pest-free plants. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past.
    €7.95
  2. Bob's Basics Companion Planting

    With over 30 years' experience as an organic and often experimental gardener, Bob is the perfect person to explain just how it works. He has long observed interesting and potentially useful interactions between different plants - how some flourish when planted together while others fail. For example, a border of lavender, box or rosemary will protect your plants from invasion by slugs and snails, and growing chives under roses will help the roses resist blackspot and increase their performance. He also shows how to select plants that won't compete for light, space or nutrients in the soil. One of an indispensable series of books, Companion Planting will answer all your queries, and allow to you really make the most of your garden.
    €11.95
  3. Bob's Basics Composting

    As Bob Flowerdew explains, any organic materials can be used, such as plant trimmings, vegetable cuttings, eggshells and teabags. He demonstrates just how easy it is to build your own compost bin and use the compost to help your garden grow. The composting process produces a dark, crumbly matter that can be used as fertiliser in garden soil. Bob explains each step of the process, from different recipes for creating organic compost, to the effects it has on different plants. A great guide for those wanting to start composting for the first time, and also packed with advice on utilising your existing compost heap. In Composting, one of an indispensable series, Bob answers all your queries in his usual practical, inventive and straightforward manner.
    €11.95
  4. Bob's Basics Simple Green Pest & Disease Control

    Bob explains the best methods for removing and preventing a wide variety of common garden pests, from aphids and slugs to vine weevils and whitefly. He goes on to discuss the most effective and organic ways to avoid and cope with diseases, such as dieback, canker, silver leaf and rust. One in an indispensable series of books, Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, pest and disease-free.
    €11.95
  5. Bob's Basics Sowing, Planting, Watering & Feeding

    A practical guide to ensuring success in the garden, Sowing, Planting, Watering and Feeding shows that there is more to gardening than putting a seed in the soil and watching it grow. Bob Flowerdew draws on his 30 years of experience to lead you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing for, planting and nurturing your plants. He will guide you around the common mistakes, make sure you don't dampen off your seeds, save you from over- or under-watering, talk you through cutting, layering, when is the most effective time to feed, and many other tips that will give you the knowledge and confidence to get going in your garden. This is one book in an indispensable series that can answer all your queries and, because it's Bob, no doubt make you laugh too.
    €11.95
  6. Bob's Basics Weeding Without Chemicals

    With over 30 years' experience of organic gardening, Bob Flowerdew has tackled every kind of weed in a variety of ways to devise the best ways to remove them and maintain a weed-free garden. He discusses each group of weeds individually, as they all need a different approach. Even seemingly ineradicable weeds such as ground-elder, convolvulus and fat-hen can be successfully dealt with. One in an indispensable series of books, Weeding Without Chemicals will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, weed-free.
    €11.95
  7. Happy Cactus: Choose It, Love It, Let It Thrive

    Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky pocket-sized book is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet. Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 105 popular varieties - from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display. Whether you're a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions.
    €10.95
  8. Heritage Irish Plants: Plandaí Oidhreachta

    The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society joined forces in 2016 to produce Heritage Irish Plants; Plandaí Oidhreachta, which highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the beauty of botanical illustration. The book features articles on a variety of plant themes that highlight Irish Garden Plants, especially those that came to being post the year 2000. Our latest snowdrops, dahlias and sweet pea are featured along with primroses, iris and daffodils, among others groups of plants, including garden plants selected from the native Irish flora. Each article is lavishly illustrated with botanical illustrations.
    €20.00
  9. Our Garden Birds - A Bird for Every Week of the Year

    In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of Britain's favorite garden birds. Since its first appearance in July 2009, Matt's "Bird of the Week" feature for the Caught by the River website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolors are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions. With 52 birds, one for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children, and adults, and art and design fans alike.
    €13.50
  10. Our Songbirds - A Bird for Every Week of the Year

    In a beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, street artist Matt Sewell offers more watercolors and quirky descriptions of songbirds. In Matt's world, the peewit sings the blues, and the bittern fills his neck "like a tweed pair of bellows." Distinctive and enchanting, with a songbird for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders both children and adults, and art and design fans alike.
    €12.95

   

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