Kitchen Garden Estate

Author: Helene Gammack
Editor: National Trust
ISBN: 9781907892127
Size: 19,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inspiration for the modern gardener or smallholder from Britain's great country estate and their kitchens gardens. This practical guide gives a fascinating glimpse over the kitchen garden wall and into the orchards, vegetable beds, fishponds, vineyards and brewhouses through the centuries. For anyone wishing to grow their own and become more self-sufficient, there is much to learn from traditional gardening techniques, whether you have an urban allotment or a balcony. Britain's great estates and country house gardens offer a wealth of inspiration to the modern gardener. From traditional walled kitchen gardens and their – sometimes surprising – fruit and vegetables, to keeping bees, chickens or even livestock, tried and tested methods have been used in kitchen garden estates since medieval times and have much to teach anyone who wishes to make their own outdoor space a model of self-sufficiency. Covering fruit and vegetables, herbs, orchards, beekeeping, fish ponds, dovecotes and poultry, dairy and the farmyard, the deer park and game, hops and vineyards, there is something for everyone, whether you have acres of land, an allotment or are simply growing herbs on your windowsill.

The Kitchen Garden

Author: Caroline Ikin
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445668858
Size: 13,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The kitchen garden was once a key part of every large country home, and they are now popular destinations for visitors. This is the history of the British kitchen garden and those who tended it.

Kitchen Gardens

Author: Cathy Wilkinson Barash
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395827499
Size: 14,94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains the basics of cultivating and designing a culinary garden, and offers examples from gardens all over the United States

Secret Gardens

Author: Claire Masset
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911358294
Size: 13,67 MB
Format: PDF
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A whimsical and beautiful book celebrating these hidden gems of the National Trust – from specially made secret gardens to overlooked corners of famous gardens and re-discovered lost gardens. Stunning photographs of the Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens are accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. The book will include secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck’s in Devon, Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions, and Monk’s House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.

The Good Gardener

Author: Simon Akeroyd
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 190988166X
Size: 13,58 MB
Format: PDF
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Create your ideal garden with this indispensable guide from the National Trust. The Good Gardener explains traditional skills tried and tested by generations of National Trust gardeners, including expert advice from the head gardeners at world-famous Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Stourhead, and reinterprets them for the modern garden – large and small. Packed with illustrated handy tips, step-by-step guides and beautiful photography, this book is suitable for everyone from novice through to expert. It covers all aspects of gardening, from the basics through to landscaping and design, pruning and propagation and creating a more sustainable garden. Whether you want to start off with a low-maintenance garden, grow your own fruit and vegetables or attract wildlife, The Good Gardener will help you enjoy a beautiful garden all year round. Chapter outline:Garden basics – soil type, aspect, weeding and digging, plant picker guide of what to grow, where and when; Designing your garden – function vs aesthetics, landscaping, low-maintenance gardening, container gardening and a return to lost styles and techniques; Lawn care and alternatives to lawns; Planting; Propagation; Pruning; Garden maintenance; Grow your own – growing fruit, vegtables and herbs, crop rotation, advantages of growing your own; Greener gardening and wildlife gardening – natural alternatives, how to encourage wildlife, how to deter pests without damaging the environment, beehives and composting tips.

City Countryside And The Spatial Organization Of Value In Classical Antiquity

Author: Ralph Rosen
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9047409183
Size: 15,53 MB
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This book presents papers by fourteen distinguished Classicists on the ancient dichotomy polarity of 'city' and 'countryside' as a reflection of ancient values and cultural ideology.

The Great British Vegetable Cookbook

Author: Sybil Kapoor
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909881058
Size: 11,52 MB
Format: PDF
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An exciting and beautiful new vegetable book by well-known food writer Sybil Kapoor. The 154 recipes are simple and modern and the book is divided into the four seasons so that readers are encouraged to cook vegetables when they are at their very best and come into season especially useful if they grow their own. Discover an incredible range of vegetable dishes, both as vegetarian options and as an accompaniment to meat and fish dishes, with this informative and detailed cookbook. Each of the 49 featured vegetables is accompanied by practical information for preparation and culinary notes with options for different ways of cooking. The featured vegetables range from peas and new potatoes through more unusual produce such as scorzonera and borlotti beans. The book is packed with atmospheric photography and contains mouth-watering recipes such as cucumber ice cream, salt-baked celeriac, wild mushroom and barley risotto, sticky blackcurrant shallots and carrot and cardamom cake. This is a timely book to tie in with the current renaissance in vegetable gardening, allotments and community agriculture schemes.

The Courts

Author: Helene Gammack
ISBN: 9781843594390
Size: 16,63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Concealed behind high walls and hedges, The Courts is a hidden 7-acre treasure in the lively Wiltshire village of Holt. Laid out as a series of formal and informal ‘rooms’ it is a beautiful early 20th century garden on the site of a former woollen mill.The structure of the garden has changed little since it was laid out in the early 1900s by George Hastings, undaunted by the challenge of an unpromising wet site and hampered by industrial foundations. The spirit of the planting style, implemented in the 1920s and 30s by Lady Cecilie Goff with her gardener Rupert Stacey was continued by Lady Cecilie’s daughter Moyra who expanded the garden by half, adding a 3.5 acre arboretum.Since its acquisition by the National Trust in 1944, the garden has continued to evolve with successive head gardeners showcasing their talents. The aim has been to offer not only continued enjoyment to the local community, but also to enthusiastic garden visitors coming from far afield to experience this idiosyncratic and very personal garden. Water plays a prominent role in the landscape; the ponds and rills are a nod to the garden’s previous use.This guide contains a bird’s eye plan of the garden, the history of The Courts’ industrial past and the owners and gardeners who shaped the garden in the 20th century. There is an illustrated tour through the Garden with details of choice plants.Helene Gammack is a garden researcher and designer with a Master’s Degree in garden history, following a career as a professional gardener. She has previously worked for the National Trust on a variety of garden research projects and has recently written a book, Kitchen Garden Estate, about self-sufficiency.

Scottish Register Of Residential Sporting Estates

Author: Walker, Fraser & Steele
Size: 11,78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Great And The Small

Author: Jan McCarthy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149908644X
Size: 12,56 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Percy Brandston and Archibald Prescott are two men who lead lives that are poles apart. One is rich and discontented – the other is poor but at peace with himself. One will achieve great happiness and fulfilment – the other will die a death too horrible to contemplate. In this novel where stark reality and fantasy are intertwined, the reader is taken on a journey from the corridors of power to a council estate, from England to New Zealand and back again, in the company of a cast of larger-than-life characters, both human and supernatural. And if you thought you knew all there is to know about garden gnomes, you are gravely mistaken...