The People s Gardener

  • Filename: the-people-s-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780283072567
  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jim Buttress
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by Alan Titchmarsh, The People's Gardener is an inspiring memoir by top gardening judge Jim Buttress, that will amuse and enthral gardeners everywhere. As a judge at the RHS, Jim Buttress presides over the country's favourite flower shows, including Chelsea and Hampton Court. He also judged the Britain in Bloom competition for over twenty-five years, and was watched by millions on the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge. But how did this practical gardener from Purley go on to have one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture? In this warm and funny memoir, Jim takes us from his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower to his ten-year stint as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks. Here, his day-to-day duties could include anything from having a drink and a chat with the Queen Mother to working out how to water some elephants who'd taken up residence in Hyde Park. Jim also reveals what it's like to exhibit, and to win gold, at the Chelsea Flower Show, and shares his many adventures as a judge; from the joy of awarding medals to grateful winners to the shock of being threatened with a punch on the nose from the odd irate loser. Packed with brilliant characters, this book will delight everyone who shares Jim's love of gardening.

My Brother Geoff

  • Filename: my-brother-geoff.
  • ISBN: 0747232857
  • Release Date: 2002-11-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Tony Hamilton
  • Publisher:

Geoff Hamilton was beloved of the huge television audience who relied on him for straightforward, down to earth advice. His twin brother, Tony, himself a keen gardener, enjoyed the closeness of their relationship which has put him in a unique position to write Geoff's story: the early struggle with his horticultural business, the breakdown of his first marriage and then his extraordinary burgeoning as a television gardener and his great happiness with his second wife, Linda.

Changing Minds

  • Filename: changing-minds.
  • ISBN: 1422103293
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press

Examines one of the questions of human psychology: why it's so difficult to change our own minds and each other's and what happens when we do actually change our minds. This book describes seven powerful factors at work in different cases of mind change. It also examines changes of mind in six arenas.


  • Filename: expendable.
  • ISBN: 9781497625242
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: James Alan Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

In Expendable, the first volume of the League of Peoples, Festina Ramos is assigned to escort an unstable admiral to planet Melaquin. Little is known about Melaquin, for every explorer who’s landed there has disappeared. It’s come to be known as the “planet of no return,” and the High Council has made a habit of sending troublesome admirals there in an attempt to get rid of them. It’s clear that this is intended to be Ramos’s last mission, but she doesn’t plan on dying, no matter how expendable she may be.

The Gardener s Year

  • Filename: the-gardener-s-year.
  • ISBN: 9780486817248
  • Release Date: 2017-09-13
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Karel Capek
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

A lighthearted mock-treatise reflects upon the pains and rewards of tending a small garden plot. "This very entertaining volume with its delightfully humorous pictures should be read by all gardeners." — Nature.

The Education of a Gardener

  • Filename: the-education-of-a-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781407092041
  • Release Date: 2010-09-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Russell Page
  • Publisher: Random House

Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic section, this edition boasts pictures by Marina Schinz of Russell Page's gardens in a more mature form and hitherto unpublished photographs from the author's files with a foreword and captions by Fred Whitsey, gardening correspondent to the Daily Telegraph.

The Market Gardener

  • Filename: the-market-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780865717657
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

Commitment Hour

  • Filename: commitment-hour.
  • ISBN: 9781497623491
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: James Alan Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

After most of Earth’s population has left for other planets, life is simple in the isolated village of Tober Cove. Fullin, a twenty-year-old musician, lives well off of his craft. But soon he must make a life-changing decision that all residents of Tober Cove must make. Up until their twenty-first birthdays, the people of Tober Cove change gender every year. But at the age of twenty-one, they must commit to being male, female, or a Neut (essentially a hermaphrodite) for the rest of their lives. As Fullin nears the moment of decision, his faith becomes shaken when he uncovers secrets that distort his beliefs.

The Gardener and the Carpenter

  • Filename: the-gardener-and-the-carpenter.
  • ISBN: 9781429944335
  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting" Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.

Mister Owita s Guide to Gardening

  • Filename: mister-owita-s-guide-to-gardening.
  • ISBN: 9780698150980
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Carol Wall
  • Publisher: Penguin

"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting—as in her garden, as in life." —People, 4 stars "A perfect spring awakening." —Good Housekeeping A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening. Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

The Resilient Gardener

  • Filename: the-resilient-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781603583152
  • Release Date: 2010-10-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Carol Deppe
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for organic gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. In this book you’ll learn how to: •Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change •Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops •Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) •Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed •Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy •Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author’s original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products •Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes •Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash •Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed. The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on organic gardening book, and is suitable for vegetable gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their vegetable gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way — from tomorrow through the next thousand years. Organic gardening, vegetable gardening, self-sufficiency, subsistence gardening, gluten-free living.

The Gardener

  • Filename: the-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781429947732
  • Release Date: 2010-05-25
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: S. A. Bodeen
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Mason has never known his father, but longs to. All he has of him is a DVD of a man whose face is never seen, reading a children's book. One day, on a whim, he plays the DVD for a group of comatose teens at the nursing home where his mother works. One of them, a beautiful girl, responds. Mason learns she is part of a horrible experiment intended to render teenagers into autotrophs—genetically engineered, self-sustaining life-forms who don't need food or water to survive. And before he knows it, Mason is on the run with the girl, and wanted, dead or alive, by the mysterious mastermind of this gruesome plan, who is simply called the Gardener. Will Mason be forced to destroy the thing he's longed for most? The Gardener is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Constant Gardener

  • Filename: the-constant-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781844568970
  • Release Date: 2008-10-02
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: John Le Carré
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré’s new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African novel and travelling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa’s husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died. On his way he meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love. THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a profoundly moving story of a man ennobled by tragedy, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. It takes its place effortlessly among the very best of le Carré’s work.

The Gardener s Guide to Common sense Pest Control

  • Filename: the-gardener-s-guide-to-common-sense-pest-control.
  • ISBN: 1561581496
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: William Olkowski
  • Publisher: Taunton Press

From microscopic organisms that cause plant-killing blights to burrowing moles that destroy gardens and lawns, readers find solutions to all their pest problems in this updated and revised title. Original.

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