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The Queen's Houses

Both a sumptuous visual guide and an affectionate look at the personal family stories behind the formal grandeur of the royal residencies

The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public—every move is scrutinized, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. Here Alan Titchmarsh takes readers on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff, and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle, and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen’s Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties—a respectful study of the royal family at home.

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By: BBC Books.   2015-04-01

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The First 100 years: 1913-2013

Chelsea Flower Show is an annual, world famous and well-loved horticultural and social event. In May 2013 Chelsea celebrated its hundredth birthday. This book is the essential centenary souvenir, and an enduring look at what makes Chelsea special. A learned but accessible text will explore how the show has evolved, how it is has formed part of the social calendar and how it has reflected and shaped tastes in garden design and planting over the years. Outstanding personalities will be highlighted as well as outstanding gardens. Sprinkled through the book are short pieces by significant nurserymen and nurserywomen, designers, organisers, visitors and patrons that describe what Chelsea means to them. The book will be arranged chronologically, with chapters on the early shows, shows between the wars, and decade by decade history of the show through to the present day. Illustrations are largely drawn from the extensive Royal Horticultural Society archive and include photographs in colour and black and white, plans, posters and other ephemera.

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By: Frances Lincoln.   2014-05-01

RHS Great British Village Show: What Goes on Behind the Scenes and How to be a Prize-Winner
Enter a world of tents, tea, and terrifically good jam with RHS Great British Village Show. Written by Thane Prince and Matthew Biggs, and with a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh, this is the only guide to a unique British tradition. Every year, hundreds of country shows and fairs take place across the UK. Celebrate this tradition and step behind the scenes of the British country show with insider facts and beautiful photographs that show you every aspect of preparing, presenting, and prize-winning on the big day. Discover how judges reach their nail-biting decisions by using official RHS guidelines for over 100 fruit, vegetable, and flower categories, and learn how to prepare show-quality preserves and bakes with tips from the experts. RHS Great British Village Show tells you exactly what the judges are looking for - and what to avoid. Packed with staging tips, expert guides, photo diaries, and prize-winning recipes, RHS Great British Village Show is a unique insider's look behind the scenes of a wonderful British tradition.

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By: DK.   2017-04-03

My Secret Garden: A Personal Tour of My Own Private Plot

Stunning photography and diary entries chart the stories behind the growth and development of Alan Titchmarsh's own private garden

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this new diary Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the five years in which the garden has been made, this records allows readers access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces—from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wildflower meadows and a stunning winter garden—Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With his plot of land encompassing raised vegetable gardens and fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse, and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy. Driven by Alan's infectious and informative style, this book is fascinating, amusing, and inspiring.

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By: BBC Books.   2012-12-01

Best Garden Design: Practical Inspiration from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show

A showcase of the best ideas, trends, styles and techniques from the stars of the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Best Garden Design is an inspirational sourcebook that identifies the most attractive, practical and portable ideas from hundreds of gardeners and designers and analyzes how those ideas can work in any garden.

Interviews with gold medal-winning designers outline their individual design styles. Each design is then examined on a smaller scale to focus on the details and finishing touches that complete a design and help
transform everyday gardens into showstoppers.

The author gives gardeners the very best medal-worthy gardening advice from the Royal Horticultural Society, the United Kingdom's leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Best Garden Design addresses virtually every aspect of creating a garden worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, including:

  • Lighting
  • Topiary
  • Seating
  • Decking
  • Water features
  • Kitchen gardens
  • Artful recycling
  • Growing old roses
  • Better baskets
  • How to position garden art
  • Reshaping a patio
  • Perfect perennials
  • Herbs
  • Drought

Not even the most dedicated visitor to the Chelsea Flower Show could amass this many notes of such value.

List Price: $29.95
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By: Firefly Books.   2010-07-22

The Kitchen Gardener: Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg
Allotments with 10-year waiting lists; fruit and veg seeds outselling those of flowers—Britain is growing a passion for home produce and the time is right for the nation's favorite gardener to provide the definitive book on the subject. Alan’s comprehensive guide will tell you everything you could possibly want or need to know about fruit and veg and how to grow it, including herbs, baby veg, salads, every-day fruits, plus gourmet or unusual varieties, and how to fit them into today’s stylish small gardens. As well as providing the key facts needed to yield good results and what to do when things go wrong, the text is sprinkled with Alan’s personal observations, anecdotes, culinary tips, and quirky historical uses. The book takes a very practical approach, starting from scratch for the benefit of anyone who’s never grown their own before, but is also ideal for those with some experience who might be growing edibles in a new way—perhaps in a small space that needs to look attractive, or on a new allotment. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 250 photographs and artworks, this inspirational and authoritative fruit and veg bible from the UK’s best-selling and most influential gardener will become a classic in the genre.
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By: BBC Books.   2008-03-06

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Climbers and Wall Shrubs
The definitive guide to adding an impressive extra dimension to any garden through vertical climbers and wall plants
Covering the ins-and-outs of growing climbers and wall plants, this guide teaches gardeners of all skill levels to get the very best in terms of cover, cropping, and flowering from their gardens. It looks extensively at flowering plants, fruit, and some vegetable plants—showing how to make the most of every available space in any garden. Including creative ideas for using climbers and wall shrubs effectively in the garden, the guide also contains quick lists of plants for specific purposes, conditions, or effects; A-to-Z profiles of recommended plants; practical advice on training, pruning, and propagation; and beautifully illustrated step-by-step guides to essential techniques.
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By: BBC Books.   2011-02-01

Love Your Garden: Expert Tips and Practical Ideas for Gardens of Any Size
Much-loved broadcaster and bestselling author Alan Titchmarsh has returned to his gardening roots as presenter of ITV1's Love Your Garden. In this hugely popular show, Alan visits some of Britain's most beautiful domestic gardens, and shows us how to recreate the look ourselves, with minimum fuss. On each visit, he also helps out with any problems areas, and suggest ways to improve the design, while his team of copresenters, Matt James, Valentine Warner, Charlotte Uhlenbrouk, and Laetitia Maklouf, are on hand with advice on design, growing your own food, wildlife, and craft. In this essential accompanying book, Alan looks back on all 12 gardens viewers saw in the first series, which span across a wide variety of styles from a cottage garden, a country garden, and a city garden through to a seaside garden and a formal garden. He takes us through the practical projects, step by step—showing us how to build a pond or create a wildlife area—and includes the ideas offered by his copresenters. Alan also explores each theme in greater depth, with extra hints and tips, providing a stand-alone practical handbook to be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels, and anybody who wants to explore the joys of outdoor living.
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By: Ebury Press.   2012-06-01

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens
Covering everything from window boxes and balconies and small gardens up to the size of a tennis court, this definitive guide covers design, planting, landscaping, and plant growing

Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and this essential guide, shows how to achieve the right garden in the space available. With ideas for maximizing space, design solutions for front gardens and driveways, and recommended plants to grow, this is the ultimate guide for anyone wanting to create a garden on a small plot. It also includes design ideas to match practical needs; A-to-Z profiles of recommended plants; landscaping ideas for all garden shapes; practical uses for balconies and window boxes; and instructions on how to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit in any small space.

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By: BBC Books.   2011-04-15

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Weekend Gardening

How to create maximum impact in a garden, with minimal effort

All gardeners aspire to a beautiful garden that suits their lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, this guide shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to one's dreams with just a few hours of work a week. It explains the basic principles of labor-saving design and offers readers practical projects that can be completed in a weekend, recommended easy-care plants, solutions for difficult sites, and quick-reference seasonal tasks.

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By: BBC Books.   2012-06-01


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