Help your local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment
Make a difference to your local birdlife. Help reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive. It's a win-win. Provide the best shelter, feeding and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain.
No need to be an expert gardener already, or to break the bank - many of the most beneficial features can be installed easily and cheaply, and many you can build yourself or upcycle to be eco-friendly.
Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting.The Complete Gardener brings you right up to date on how Monty gardens today.This extensively revised new edition covers what Monty believes are the most important aspects of gardening today. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned gardener, it's time to get your green-fingered hands dirty!A comprehensive gardening guide that no gardener should be without: - An introductory chapter that explains the essentials of organic gardening practice- A structure chapter that shows you how to define space in your garden with hard landscaping and natural options, such as trees, hedges, and topiary- Discover all different types of flowering plants explaining how to design with them, combine, plant, and care for them- How to grow fruits and vegetables with in-depth crop-by-crop explanations and which tried-and-tested varieties to choose fromPacked with beautiful illustrations and practical gardening tips, Monty reveals the secrets of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs while respecting the needs of the environment. He covers everything from planning the space and crop rotation to pruning fruit canes and staking peas. Join Monty in his garden at Long Meadow! Over half of the photos included in this updated edition were shot at his renowned personal garden over the course of a year. Discover how he created this beautiful garden, and how you can do the same in your own. Design Your Dream GardenAlthough organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, this new edition has a new emphasis on gardening for wildlife and the impact of global warming on the garden. This is a go-to guide for anyone seeking Monty's gardening advice and the perfect gift for any gardener, regardless of their experience or budget.
Flavour-forward, vegetable-based recipes are at the heart of Yotam Ottolenghi's food. In this stunning new cookbook Yotam and co-writer Ixta Belfrage break down the three factors that create flavour and offer innovative vegetable dishes that deliver brand-new ingredient combinations to excite and inspire.Ottolenghi FLAVOUR combines simple recipes for weeknights, low-effort high-impact dishes, and standout meals for the relaxed cook. Packed with signature colourful photography, FLAVOUR not only inspires us with what to cook, but how flavour is dialled up and why it works. The book is broken down into three parts, which reveal how to tap into the potential of ordinary vegetables to create extraordinary food:Process explains cooking methods that elevate veg to great heights; Pairing identifies four basic pairings that are fundamental to great flavour; Produce offers impactful vegetables that do the work for you. With surefire hits, such as Aubergine Dumplings alla Parmigiana, Hasselback Beetroot with Lime Leaf Butter, Miso Butter Onions, Spicy Mushroom Lasagne and Romano Pepper Schnitzels, plus mouthwatering photographs of nearly every one of the more than 100 recipes, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR is the impactful, next-level approach to vegetable cooking that Ottolenghi fans and vegetable lovers everywhere have been craving.
'Go on, have a flutter! Take a few tips from the new book by biologist Dave Goulson and it's a safe bet that beautiful butterflies will start gathering in your garden' Daily MailFrom the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators.There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever. Gardening for Bumblebees shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven. In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly. Praise for Dave Goulson'Ideal for filling the garden with a happy hum'Tiffany Daneff, Country Life'Goulson reminds himself that he 'began studying bumblebees not because they are important pollinators but because they are fascinating, because they behave in interesting and mysterious ways, and because they are rather loveable' Hannah Rosefield, Literary Review
INCLUDING RECIPES FROM JAMIE'S HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SHOW KEEP COOKING FAMILY FAVOURITESMake everyday meals more exciting with the No. 1 bestselling cookbook, featuring 120 exciting and tasty new recipes_______Jamie has done his research to find out exactly what we, as a nation, love to eat.He's taken 18 of our favourite ingredients and created 7 new, easy and delicious ways to cook them.We're talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking - chicken breast, salmon fillet, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few.Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook each of these hero foods, requiring minimal time, effort and a maximum of only 8 ingredients.Jamie's fun, delicious and nutritious recipes include:* Crispy Salmon Tacos* Prosciutto Pork Fillet* Pepper & Chicken Jalfrezi* Mushroom Cannelloni* Beef & Guinness Hotpot* Broccoli & Cheese PierogiWith everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favourites, you'll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.Discover 7 Ways, the most straight-forward cookbook Jamie has ever written._______Readers can't stop cooking from Jamie's brilliant 7 Ways:'The new 5 Ingredients!' * 'By far the best cook book I have ever bought''Might just be the best Jamie book ever' * 'The best book ever''One of Jamie's best ideas' * 'The best cook book I've owned''Best Jamie book ever' * 'My favourite Jamie Oliver book'_______'Easy, achievable and delicious; Oliver has created another fail-safe cookbook for families and those of us who are stretched for time' Daily Telegraph'This is perfect for anyone stuck in a cookery rut and in need of some inspiration' Daily Mail'Simple, affordable and delicious food designed for all the family' i'Cooking dinner just got easier (and tastier) with Jamie's brilliant new book 7 Ways' Mail on Sunday
'Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning and beauty... More than just a mantra, "cook, eat, repeat" is the story of my life.'*OVER 150 DELICIOUS NEW RECIPES*THE BBC TV SERIES, COOK, EAT, REPEAT, IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOWCook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella's engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and in this book she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over 150 new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients. Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Rhubarb', 'A Loving Defence of Brown Food', a suitably expansive chapter devoted to family dinners, plus inspiration for vegan feasts, solo suppers and new ideas for Christmas.Within these chapters are recipes for all seasons and tastes: Burnt Onion and Aubergine Dip; Butternut with Beetroot, Chilli and Ginger Sauce; Fish Finger Bhorta; Spaghetti with Chard and Anchovies; Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce; Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts; and Wide Noodles with Lamb in Aromatic Broth, to name a few. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in Chocolate, Tahini and Banana Pudding; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; Basque Burnt Cheesecake; and Cherry and Almond Crumble.**THE SUNDAY TIMES FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020**** A DAILY MAIL, THE TIMES AND SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020**'A rapturous account of wonderful food and a joyful antidote to everything else' Meera Sodha, Guardian, 'Best Cookbooks and Food Writing of 2020''I can't think of a better companion for these strange times' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times 'Lawson's latest book is the one I've been waiting for her to write...Her aim is to empower and demystify and to encourage everyone to get as much pleasure from cooking as she does' Diana Henry, Daily Telegraph 'A celebration of home cooking... Every page crackles with the sheer pleasure of cooking and eating' Olivia Potts, Spectator 'Twenty-two years after her first book, How To Eat, Nigella Lawson has produced what feels like its answer: Cook, Eat, Repeat' The Times
From Australia's bestselling and most trusted cook comes a stunning new book featuring super-fresh, super-fast recipes to help you feel nourished and energised ... and ready to savour life. 'One of the questions I get asked most frequently is if I still cook at home. The answer is yes. Absolutely. As often as possible.'There are days when it feels as though there's barely time to eat dinner, let alone prepare it. Donna knows on days like these, we all need a little Everyday Fresh in our lives. We all want to create delicious meals packed with flavour and everything that's good for us, with a minimum of fuss. And that's exactly what Donna Hay delivers. 'Simple made special' is the foundation of almost every recipe Donna has ever written. She's all about the classics, but also about a flexible, fresher approach to eating. She's constantly on the lookout for ways to make something easier, healthier, quicker or a little more on-trend - and she also loves a cheat, a quick-fix or anything that can be made in one bowl, that still tastes great.'If I can create a dish that makes someone feel better because it's mouth-wateringly delicious, packed with nourishing vegetables, or helps them bring a little more balance to their life - that's success!'
From bestselling author and star of the farm-to-centrepiece movement Erin Benzakein comes this stunning visual guide to caring for and arranging fresh flowers all year long.
This engaging and historically accurate cookbook presents more than 70 delicious recipes that celebrate the elegant institution of afternoon tea. Full of photographs and quotes from Downton characters, you can recreate the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea time and time again.
A beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller that distils decades of professional experience into just four simple elements - and will set you free from recipes forever.
Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book serves up 40 step-by-step cocktail recipes inspired by the critically acclaimed BBC period crime drama.
A collection of recipes for the world's suavest classic cocktails, inspired by the debonair persona and personal choices of Mr 007 himself.
Sunday Times Bestseller 'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?
This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey.In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before.With compelling, abridged selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben's message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the "wood wide web," the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben's words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute